Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Event Will Celebrate the Late Grant Cushinberry

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Event Will Celebrate the Late Grant Cushinberry

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An annual celebration Tuesday will honor the life of community leader and philanthropist Grant Cushinberry, who was born Oct. 24, 1921.

The event will start at 5 p.m. at Cushinberry Park at S.E. 15th and Madison. It will include music and speakers, said Joseph McCray, one of the organizers.

The event is free, and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

McCray said Cushinberry was an asset to the community who was engaged in addressing education, poverty and food security.

"He put himself for other people," McCray said.

Cushinberry was a longtime organizer of the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and took many youths under his wing as a mentor, McCray said.

Cushinberry died July 1, 2008, at the age of 86. …

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