The Hangar Party, a benefit for Northland Early Education Center – EAT *DRINK * GIVE


Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the newest event in the Northland, The Hangar Party, a benefit for Northland Early Education Center on Saturday, April 8 at the TWA Hangar.  The event will include a  full bar and amazing food from Bread & Butter Concepts, a Kansas City Restaurant Group.  The menu includes food from Gram & Dun, BRGR Kitchen + Bar, The Oliver, Urban Table and Taco Republic.  There will be a silent and live auction as well as a fantastic live band, Twice on Sunday.  All proceeds will benefit Northland Early Education Center’s fully inclusive early education and therapy services program for children ages birth to 5 who have special needs and typical needs in the Northland community.  Registration is now open; purchase your Early Bird tickets HERE.  For additional event details and to stay up-to-date on the latest Hangar Party news, like us on like us on Facebook.


15th Annual Diamond K Ranch Party & Auction, The Grand Finale

This is an exciting year for NEEC’s Diamond K Ranch Party, it marks the 15th year Mark & Lorry Kelly have hosted this fun event and it will also be the grand finale. We are retiring this long-standing event after this year and will be hosting a brand new event in April of 2017; details will be announced the evening of the party.  We would love to invite you to participate in the largest Ranch Party to date as we celebrate 15 years at the Ranch.

The Ranch Party will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mark & Lorry Kelly’s beautiful Diamond K Ranch in Kearney, MO.   It is a fun-filled, family event with something for everyone including dinner and drinks, wonderful variety of live and silent auction items, live music and hayrides, balloon artists, face painting and a moonwalk for the kids. The proceeds from this important annual fundraising event will assist us in providing children with special needs the necessary therapy services they require and need in order for them to reach their full potential. It is NEEC’s primary objective to ensure that all children, whether typically developing or with special needs, reach their full potential and transition into their least restrictive environment.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for children age’s 4 to 12 and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets include dinner, drinks and a night of family fun.  There are also several sponsorship opportunities available as well, which are detailed on the registration site.   Click here to purchase Ranch Tickets.

For questions, please contact Andrea McKown, development director at 816-420-9005 or email at

Event Details


Harvest Ball Society 2015

The Harvest Ball Society (HBS) has selected NEEC to be a recipient of the 2015 Harvest Ball Society.  We are honored to be selected again this year as the the HBS celebrates their 29th year of enduring philanthropy.   Please visit their website ( to find out more about the HBS and sign up to attend the Adorn Fashion show on September 19, 2015 and the Harvest Ball on November 21, 2015.


Carnival Postponed

Due to the weather forecast on Saturday, April 18th, NEEC has decided to postpone the Carnival.  A new date will be announced soon.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at 816-420-9005.  Thank you.