The 21st annual We Kan! awards were presented May 4 at the Kansas Sampler Festival to 10 people who help preserve and sustain rural culture. The awards are given by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as appreciation for dedicated work to help preserve and sustain rural culture.
The 2013 winners are Abby Amick, Alma, Powering Up Agri-women and Kansas; Tammy Britt, Concordia, Good Thinker and Bright Spirit; Community of Liberal, Bringing Kansas Together 2012-2013; Marc and Alice Ferguson, Meade, Preserving the Old West Story; Marieta Hauser, Ulysses, Doing It All for Grant County; Don Lampe, Piqua, Always-there-to-help Guy; Liz Sosa, Garden City, Leading the Way to PowerUp Kansas; Brenda Staggenborg, Marysville, Making It Happen in Marysville; U.S. Highway 36 Association, Century of Promoting East to West; and Sarah Werner, Winfield, Valuable PowerUp Voice Across Kansas.
Foundation Director Marci Penner said, “In their own way, each of these people has made an impact for the good of rural Kansas. It is our privilege to honor them.”
The awards plates are made annually by Steve and Jane Fry of Elk Falls Pottery.
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