Tabor Lifelong Learning will explore Kansas gems

Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation will take participants on a pictorial trip across the Sunflower State and show a variety of things to see and do in every region when they lead the Nov. 30 Lifelong Learning program that begins at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Lobby within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College campus.

Penner and Rowe traveled to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas during a four-year stretch to research for their new “Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers.” They now want to share the stories of their adventures, the joys of exploring Kansas, and their knowledge of what the state offers.

Penner is executive director KSF, as well as an author, speaker, promoter and supporter of rural Kansas. She and her father founded the KSF in 1993. The mission of the non-profit is to preserve and sustain rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and networking and supporting rural communities.

Rowe joined the organization in 2006 as assistant director in charge of technology, social media and acting as liaison with the Kansas Sampler Festival host. Their 480-page guidebook will be available for purchase.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Admission per session is $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria afterward at the discount price of $4.

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