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Last Kansas Sampler Festival App...

The 28th, and final, Kansas Sampler Festival will take place May 6-7 in Winfiel...

Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers...

It took Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe four years to visit every one of the 626 in...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival will be held on May 7-8 in Winfield at Island Park.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

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May 5, 2010 | We Kan! Award Winners
The eighteenth annual We Kan! awards were recently presented at the Kansas Sampler Festival to ten people who help preserve and sustain rural culture. The awards are given by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as appreciation for dedicated work at the grassroots level.

The 2010 winners are Cathy Albert, Wakeeney, Invaluable Community Promoter; Linda Clover, Cawker City, Caretaker of a Community Asset; Kathie and Jack Crispin, Lincoln, Outstanding Keepers of History; Judy Dayhoff, Boulder, CO., Champion Explorer; Craig Hull, Crawford County, Going the Extra Mile; Kaye Kuhn, Medicine Lodge, Caretaker of Important History; Nancy Nolte, Blue Rapids, Champion Explorer; Glenda Purkis, Abilene, Steady and Positive Influence; Tom Reed, Horton, Deluxe Entrepreneur and Good Guy!; and Lea Ann Seiler, Hodgeman County, Positive Force for Forward Motion.

Foundation director Marci Penner said, "In their own way, each of these people has made an impact for the good of rural Kansas. It is our privilege to honor them."

The award plates were made by Steve and Jane Fry of Elk Falls Pottery.

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