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Stump, BYOLC & Explorers Club Meeting

Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation will continue The Stump tradition at the Big Kansas Road Trip. For 28 years, Marci Penner would bring a tree stump to each festival location to stand on and then ask the audience questions about things to see and do in Kansas. The same rules apply this year. Those with the first correct answer will get a ticket, and at the end of the 15-minute game, someone will win a prize from a Stump Sponsor. It’s a fast and fun fifteen minutes!

For the BKRT, the stump will make appearances in different areas of the three counties all four days of the event. A Bring Your Own Lawn Chair (BYOLC) event and the annual Kansas Explorers Club meeting will also be held during the four days.

May 3, Thursday - 3 p.m. - Haviland City Park, Walnut and Kingman (Kiowa Co.)
   Prize package will come from Dale Family Farms, Protection
May 4, Friday - 4 p.m. - Coldwater Heritage Park, New York and Main (Comanche Co.)
  Prize package from Werner Creek Farm, Winfield
May 5, Saturday
9:30 a.m. - Mullinville, 200 N. Main (across the street from the gym). (Kiowa Co)
  Prize package to come from Kansas Barn Alliance
11:30 a.m. - Protection, 221 N. Broadway (time has been changed since program was printed)
  Prize package from Visit Liberal
11:45 a.m. - Protection, 221 N. Broadway. Marci will facilitate a "Bring Your Own Lawn Chair" event featuring the community-owned grocery store, Protection Venture. Visitors will set their lawn chairs up outside near the store and listen, learn and ask questions about what it's like to run a grocery store in a small town. (Comanche Co.) (time has been changed since program was printed)

2 p.m. - Wilmore, Taft and Railroad (Comanche Co.)
  Prize package from Winfield Convention & Tourism
4:30 p.m. - Medicine Lodge, Red Caboose, Main and E. Fowler (Barber Co.)
  Prize package from Visit Lindsborg
May 6, Sunday
10 a.m. - Kansas Explorers Club meeting, small park area on the west side of the Big Well Museum, 315 S. Sycamore, Greensburg (Kiowa Co.)
  Prize package from Sunflower State Tours and Explore Cheyenne County
1 p.m. - Kiowa, 4th and Main (Barber Co.)
  Prize package from Chanute Tourism
2:30 p.m. - Hardtner, Hackberry and Main (Barber Co.)
  Prize package from Grizz Burgers