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2017 We Kan! Award Winners Annou...

The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6, 2017 at the Kansas Sampler...

Public invited to Big Kansas Roa...

On May 6 at the final Kansas Sampler Festival, the Kansas Sampler Foundation an...

Kansas Guidebook 2 shares 4,500 ...

Co-authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe spent four years traveling to every one...

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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Sep 24, 2010 | Garnett auction item benefits KSF
The Kansas Sampler Foundation put out a call for outstanding getaway packages to be sold on E-bay as a fundraiser for the Foundation. The community of Garnett's getaway package was chosen to be used for the ten-day auction. In the end, Bunny McCloud of Wamego had the high bid of $1,284 which went to the Kansas Sampler Foundation.

Bunny, and husband Gary McCloud, were in Garnett in mid-September to enjoy the getaway package. The package included a two-night stay for four people at the George Washburn-designed Kirk House bed-and-breakfast, an airplane ride over the county, a party for 24 friends with live music, a community dinner-theater production, meals, shopping money, tours, and more.

Foundation director Marci Penner said, "This was a win-win-win for everyone. Garnett received great exposure for their historic town, the McClouds and friends had a memorable weekend, and the Kansas Sampler Foundation got a sustaining boost."