This meeting is being scheduled around a wonderful cowboy event being held in downtown Wichita at 1:30 (details below).
Our WMA Kansas Chapter Meeting will therefore be at 3:30 in the Bar 20 Theatre at the Prairie Rose in Benton. A highlight of the meeting will be a showing of the new "Cowboy Up!" TV show that so many of our members have participated in. Ron Wilson has made special arrangements to show it at our meeting, and refreshments will be served. We will also be electing our 2018 officers at this meeting.
Now about that special event before the meeting: thisis being organized by our friend Jim Gray from Ellsworth. Here's what he has to say:
150 years ago Joseph McCoy revolutionized the cattle business with his innovative “cattle depot” along the railroad at Abilene. All Cowboys everywhere owe him a debt of gratitude for setting the stage that birthed the Cowboy of the Old West we all love so much.
With that in mind we plan to honor him with a graveside tribute Sunday, October 22, at 1:30 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, 1000 N Hillside St, Wichita, KS. A reception will follow. All Cowboys and Old West history buffs are invited. If you are so inclined saddle up yer hoss and bring him along. The folks at Maple Grove are excited to host Cowboys on horseback! Just let us know so we know who is coming with horses. If you are aware of any reenactor-historian types who would like to help us pay tribute to Joseph McCoy please spread the word.
Our 2017 officers are
Orin Friesen, President
JIm Farrell, Vice-President
Sharon Chesmore, Secretary
Roy Pethtel, Treasurer