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Public Meetings to be held about Big Kansas Road Trip in Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford Counties

CONTACT: Marci Penner,


The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) will be coming to Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford Counties May 5-8, 2022. Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation will be leading meetings June 7-8 for anyone interested in learning how they might participate.

The BKRT operates as a tri-county open house and businesses, attractions and communities are invited to help the public get to know them “as they are.”

Marci and WenDee will conduct an hour-long meeting in each county to share some pictures to illustrate how the event works, to share some criteria, and to answer questions. Anyone in the three counties can attend any of the three meetings to learn more about the event.

The Bourbon County meeting will take place in Fort Scott on June 7 at 2 p.m. at the Common Ground Coffee Co. in the Loading Dock at 112 E. Wall.  

The Cherokee County meeting will take place in Columbus on June 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the State Theater Event Center at 104 W. Pine.

The Crawford County meeting will take place in Pittsburg on June 8 at 9 a.m. in the Frisco Event Center at 210 E. 4th.

Your local contacts are Allyson Turvey and Rachel Pruitt in Bourbon County; Liz Simpson and Jake Letner in Cherokee County; and Devin Gorman and Chris Wilson in Crawford County.

To learn more about the BKRT go to