Big Kansas Road Trip is coming to Sherman County May 2-5, 2019
An enthusiastic crowd of 50 composed of people from Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace counties attended the first public meeting for the 2019 Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT). The meeting, held in Goodland Sept. 18, was designed to inform businesses, organizations and community members about how to participate.
Taking place May 2-5, 2019, the BKRT is an off-shoot of the long-standing Kansas Sampler Festival held for 28 years in communities across the state. The BKRT is designed to offer first-hand experiences and create-your-own-adventures to those who want to explore the state.
Sampler Foundation asks communities to “be themselves”
Facilitated by the Inman-based non-profit Kansas Sampler Foundation, communities are simply asked to be themselves. Foundation director Marci Penner said, “People want to experience communities as they are. However, if the desire is there to do something extra, we encourage a creative, outside-the-box bent on the plan. People will have so many choices so it’s the ‘unusual’ that will attract them. We had a good start on those kind of ideas at the meeting.”
“Those who attended the meeting produced so many great ideas. It’ll be fun to see how our communities’ plans progress,” Donna Price, Executive Director of Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said.
More than 500 people attended the first BKRT that took place in Barber, Comanche and Kiowa counties.
Individual county meetings are upcoming
Individual county meetings will be held in November. The Cheyenne County meeting will be Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. CST; Sherman County Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. MST; and Wallace County Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. MST.
Penner said, “Until the next meeting, we urge you to contact your local leaders if you have ideas or questions.” Helen Dobbs is the contact for Cheyenne County; Price and Roxie Yonkey for Sherman County; and Jayne Pearce and Lissa Sexson for Wallace County. Contact Price at 785-890-3515 or email Donna@VisitGoodland.com.
Learn more at bigkansasroadtrip.com.by