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Cheney Lake Watershed Appreciation Dinner and Annual Meeting

  • Arlington Amish Mennonite Church 11516 W. Arlington Road Arlington, KS (map)

Jim Hoy will be the featured speaker for the 2019 Cheney Lake Watershed Annual Meeting and Appreciation Dinner Soup and an assortment of pies prepared by the church Youth Group will be served at 6:30 pm with Hoy’s presentation at 7:00 pm. There is no charge to attend but reserve your meal by noon on February 22nd by calling or texting Howard at 620-727-6546 or emailing cheneylakewatershed@gmail.com.  All are welcome to attend the annual Appreciation Dinner as we review activities in 2018.

Our evening speaker, Jim Hoy, of Emporia, Kansas, is a folklorist who works with the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University. Hoy will be presenting “Kansas Legends and Folktales” courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council.

Grasshoppers so big that cowboys can ride them to herd cattle. Summers so hot that corn pops in the field. Rancher Henry Mudge wrecking pianos, shooting sheep, and fooling European dignitaries. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales, but these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people. We look forward to hearing Jim Hoy.

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc. exists as a group of citizens promoting water quality protection for the North Fork Ninnescah and Cheney Reservoir. We receive financial support from the City of Wichita, which depends upon Cheney Reservoir for it’s primary water supply. Additional funding comes from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in the form of a grant for watershed protection.

Local farmers and landowners lead the project and encourage their neighbors to join the effort. The Annual Appreciation Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and look forward to the work of the coming year.