We're off to Wichita this afternoon to do a program at the public library. It's always fun to have a chance to show pictures of Kansas to an audience and inspire travel. This will be the first program where we're switching from my old-fashioned slide shows to a modern power point presentation. Thank goodness assistant WenDee knows how to do all the techy things. I'll still narrate each picture but they will be more clear and vivid. We're going to show the finalists for the 8 Wonders contests that we've done so far (overall, architecture, art). I know we'll get lots of oohs and aahs and people will definitely want to go see some of these places. It's so fun to help folks see their state with new eyes.
We'll also deliver posters around Wichita to the winners and finalists of the previous 8 Wonders contests. That means we'll get to see Bob Neier representing the Fromme-Birney round barn (Mullinville) and Barbara Hammond of the Wichita Preservation Office who helped with the John Mack Bridge and Wichita Carthalite entries.
For now, I've got to get to work on the next We Kan! newsletter. This is a membership newsletter that goes to people working to sustain their communities. We share all sorts of grassroots information.