Westside students among beneficiaries of back-to-school fund-raiser Aug. 6-8

       Westside schoolchildren will be among those benefitting from the second annual Pikes Peak Bar-B-Q Festival for Christmas Unlimited's Operation Back To School program Aug. 6-8 at Rustic Hills Center, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd.
       The program provides school supplies to needy children. According to volunteer Jim Fenimore (also an officer with the Organization of Westside Neighbors), the program helped several thousand young students last year, and “a lot” were Westsiders.
       The event will include live entertainment and is a competitive barbecue sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
       Times will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
       Admission is free.