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Support ERV


First, thanks to Midway Motors, McPherson/Hutchinson/Newton/Hillsboro, a family-owned company for loaning us ERV, a 2012 GMC Terrain, for our trip to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas.  Meet ERV, our Explorer Research Vehicle.

You can help support the Kansas Sampler Foundation's trip around the state in the following ways:

$500 - Be a showcase ad sponsor on the ERV blog for one year.  See the showcase ads on the right on the blog.  We link to your site and then ask you to choose a place to promote.  We put a picture of that place and link to it, as well.  Sign up as a showcase ad sponsor here.

$100 - Be a day sponsor on the ERV blog.  You'll be listed as the sponsor for a particular blog post (See the Marquette Chamber's day sponsorship).  We'll link to your organization, if applicable, and you can  choose an attraction to promote and we'll also link to that.  You can choose the day, if you'd like, or we'll place you somewhere.  Here is the place to sign up as a $100 sponsor.

Marquette Chamber of Commerce
Liz King
Michael J. Fox & Sue Schlegel, Lindsborg
Wamego's 4th of July
Wamego's 4th of July
John and Chris Hershberger, Inman
Kansas Wheat Festival, Wellington
Kansas Wheat Festival, Wellington
Janet Krack, Wichita
Don & Shelia Lampe, Piqua
Lidia Gray, Liberal
Manhattan Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Gooch's Foods, Tribune
Robert Burket, Santa Monica, CA
Small World Gallery, Lindsborg
Marion County Economic Development, Marion
Marshall County Economic Development
Heritage Real Estate Group, Liberal
Tour Butler County
Murray & Nadine Reimer Penner, Wichita
Leslie & Dick Ward, Wichita
Ken & Nina Warren, Manhattan
Lecompton Historical Society, Lecompton
John & Kathy Slaymaker, Wichita and in memory of Haynes and Eileen
   Pruitt, wheat and soybean growers
Jim & Sandi Coast, Cimarron
Eileen Robertson, Humboldt

Day sponsors who have not been assigned a day yet:
Bill & Susan Bunyan, Dodge City
Jim & Sandi Coast, Cimarron
Hemslojd, Lindsborg
Kermit & Kathleen Wedel, Minneapolis
Dollie Mathes, Harper
Nanette Krumsick, Frontenac
Hal & Eleanor Berkley, Tescott
Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau

$50 FUEL ERV SPONSORS  Pay online and designate.
James and Karen McClain, Bennington
Nita Jones for Yellow Brick Road Visitor Center
Maleta Forsberg, Lindsborg
Washington County Tourism x 2
Joe Thomas, St. Marys
Deb & Tim Sanders, Windmill Inn, Chapman
Roger Hrabe, Rooks County Economic Development, Stockton
Hardy Howard, WaKeeney
Susan Draper, Colby
Ken Brown, Coffeyville

Russell & Arlene Taylor, Eskridge
Nancy Cole, Topeka
Connie Grafel, Oberlin
Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings, Belleville

The result of the trip will be the next edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.  It doesn't cost anyone to be in the book. We appreciate any help to cover our costs of the travel and research of your towns.  Thanks!