BARNFEST COMES TO ARK CITY NEXT WEEKEND

The Kansas Barn Alliance is a not-for-profit organized in 2006 to discover, memorialize and preserve the story of rural Kansas, especially barns. Each year, the organization puts on a conference called Barnfest to meet its mission and provide resources for those who are interested in preserving their barns. Barnfest19 will be held at The Burford Theatre in Arkansas City October 11 and 12th. Informational sessions will be held on Friday, October 11th including a free public viewing of The Barn Raisers documentary. On Saturday, October 12th a tour of area barns and stone bridges will occur. Registrations can be sent in advance by visiting www.kansasbarnalliance.org or to register on the opening day, you should arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Shannon Martin (620) 886-1703.