The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary. Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company. Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization. The Society said a logical date would be this September when the state ratified their non-profit status. More details will be made available by the next newsletter.
The Society is considering an event to highlight the anniversary, including an art and/or photography show, live music, silent auction or inviting charter members to share a retrospective program for the community. All Prowers County Historical Society members are invited to offer suggestions for the program.
The Society was recently awarded $4,000 from the Huddleston-Butler Foundation which will pay for various technical upgrades at one time, as opposed to having to accrue funds through small-scale events. The grand request was written by Mary Jane Torres, Debra Haggard and Kathleen Scranton, as well as input from other board members.
Compiled from Monthly Newsletter, Linda Hawkins, PCHS President
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