Foundation director Marci Penner said, "Each year it is our pleasure to recognize ten unsuspecting people who do a great deal to keep our state moving forward."
The recipients for 2017 are: Rosanna Bauman, Farming the future, Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms, Garnett; Community of Winfield, Bringing Kansas Together 2016-2017; Kristi Lee, Making things happen, Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau; Chris McCord, Shining light on the underground, Historic Wolf Hotel, Ellinwood; Julie Mulvihill, Connecting Communities, Kansas Humanities, Topeka; Jayne Humphrey Pearce, Making Wallace County Historic, Fort Wallace Museum, Wallace; Jacque Pregont, Attentive to Atchison, Atchison Chamber of Commerce; Kathy Richardson, Making Ad Hoc into an art form, Small World Gallery, Lindsborg; Len Schamber, Preserving Kansas, ala Len, Schamber Historic Preservation, Damar; Roxie Yonkey, Complementing Sherman Co., Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Goodland.
said, "In their own unique way, each of these people has made a
difference in rural life and it is our honor to recognize them."
The awards plates are made by Elk Falls Pottery. To see a list of all We Kan! award winners go to kansassampler.org.