Friends of the Kaw is hosting the FOK Annual Dinner & Silent Auction on November 17, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Springhill Suites, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence. The guest speaker this year is Mike Hayden, former Kansas governor. Mike recently served as the Secretary of Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife and is now the Executive Director of the Missouri River Association of State and Tribes (MoRAST). Hayden will speak on water issues regarding the Kansas River. Lance Burr, honorary board member and founder of FOK will also be honored.
Tickets to this event are a suggested donation of $45 and reservations must be made by Friday, November 11. This year’s dinner is an endless buffet of a wide selection of hors d'ouevres and finger foods by Maceli's. A cash bar is also available.
A variety of items will be available for bidding during the silent auction, including the watercolor pictured above by Lisa Grossman, local artist and FOK board member. Friends of the Kaw is also currently accepting donations of appropriate items for the auction event. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Kaw whose mission is to preserve and protect the Kansas River.
For registration information, auction donations and more information, please contact Laura Calwell, our Kansas Riverkeeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913 963 3460.