Monthly Archives: July 2015

HATARI SAFARI Saturday September 19th

Join us for our annual Fundraiser Dinner Event & Charity Auction! For 2015 we’re shaking up our Gala theme & going out into the field to fund raise so we can make Learning a Lifelong Adventure!
 Theme: “Hatari Safari”—Saddle Up to Channel your Inner African Cowboy or Cowgirl!
MC: Paul Myers as Martin Johnson, imitating John Wayne!
Lodging: Participants can reserve cottages or rooms at Lil’ Toledo
For more information, please call 620-244-5668 or check out their facilities online at:
Attire: Safari Casual
2pm-5pm Afternoon Family Event: $20 per family/carload
For the first time, the museum is adding a Family Fun Component to this annual Fundraising Event!  From 2-5pm, join us for vintage fun and games like archery, scavenger hunting on one mile trail, a “fishing” derby, bobbing for apples, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, stick horse races, a fire pit with S’mores, clay shooting, and more!
Call to reserve a spot today: 620-431-2730
6:30pm- 9pm Evening Dinner Event: $40 ($45 after August 31)
Evening Schedule 
6:30 pm – Social Hour-Mix, Mingle & bid on Adventure Auction Items…every dollar raised at our Charity Auction means one student tours the museum for FREE!
7:00 pm – Dinner: Whole Hog Roast!
 7:45 pm – Silent Adventure Auction Ends
 7:45 pm – Entertainment: Teddy Pruitt & Kim Rice, the winners of 2015’s Trip for Two to Africa, will show photos from, and regale the crowd with, tales of retracing the footsteps of Martin and Osa Johnson on an actual African Safari!  Highlights of the trip that will be covered include three days on the Serengeti and having lunch at Momella Lodge, the site used to film John Wayne’s African epic film, HATARI!
8:15 pm – Reveal of Location & Launch of 2016’s Trip of a LifeTime Giveaway
8:30 pm – […]

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Adventure Duck Race August 1st

The 2015 Adventure Duck Race is over…and the WINNERS are:

Adventure Duck Racer #82: LARRY TAYLOR

Adventure Duck Racer #240: TIFFANY REBBECK

Adventure Duck Racer #196: JUDY FROEHLICH

Adventure Duck Racer #228: STEPHANIE McADAM

Adventure Duck Racer #31: CONNIE WOODARD

Adventure Duck Racer #7: RICK RUTTER

Adventure Duck Racer #130: CHAD VAN HOUDEN

Adventure Duck Racer #25: JERRY TALLENT

Adventure Duck Racer #36: CONNIE WOODARD

Adventure Duck Racer #108: SUSAN NINNEMAN

WINNER of the OsaDuck Challenge: JASON CLEAVER

Please Thank Our Business & Individual Sponsors!
Their Talents & Generosity   TODAY   Help Our Museum
Make Learning a LIFELONG Adventure!

Adventure Duck Race Support Crew!

Thank you Merle Kelly Ford of Chanute for covering the cost of bring our 250 Adventure duck Racers to Chanute!

These Sponsors provided Prizes, In kind Support or made Financial Contributions to
Allow EVERY race dollar raised to go to our Johnson Education Legacy Fund
which provides for our FREE FAMILY FUN EVENTS 360 Days Per Year!
 David Bideau, Bideau Law Office
Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism
 Cleaver Farm & Home
Tim and Tara Cunningham 
Muffy Fehr
Heather Showalter Frese
Kurt Kluin, Kluin Law Office
Lloyd Zimmer Books & Maps
Main Street Chanute
MRH Insurance Group
Osa’s Ark Museum Shop 
Kent Pringle, Attorney
Ranz Motor Company
Stephanie MacAdam, StephieMc Designs
Linus Thuston, Attorney
Young Professionals of Chanute
This Education Department Fundraiser would be stalled in the deep end if not for our generous sponsors…
Please thank these individuals when you see them & support their businesses for helping our non-profit museum make
Learning a Lifelong Adventure.
We plan to launch a bigger and better Adventure Duck Race in 2016 and we look forward to using the Maring Aquatic Center again next year and appreciate all the assistance Steve and Tamara Slane provided in race set up and go time!

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