Things are coming together for the Kansas Sampler Festival on May 1 & 2, 2010. Here is the current schedule for the Opening Ceremony. It may change a little as we get closer but here you go:
21ST ANNUAL KANSAS SAMPLER FESTVAL
SATURDAY MAY 1, 2010
JACK HOEY STAGE – RAY MILLER PARK
9:00 a.m. - Keyta will ask everyone to stand for the posting of the colors.
9:01 a.m. - The Leavenworth Color Guard will post the U.S. Flag and the Kansas Flag on the stage.
9:05 a.m. - Leavenworth High School Honor Guard Armed Exhibition directly in front of stage.
9:10 a.m. - Fort Riley marching band will play “Home on the Range” while the community flag bearers march in and line up along each side of the stage.
9:15 a.m. - Keyta will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance
9:16 a.m. - Allison Sowle and Theresa Hernandez will sing the National Anthem.
9:20 a.m. - Keyta will recognize the following dignitaries who will be seated on the stage. They will wave as their name is announced:
Leavenworth County Commission Chairman – J.C. Tellefson
City of Leavenworth Mayor – Davis T. Moulden
Lansing Mayor -Kenneth Bernard
Basehor Mayor -Terry Hill
Tonganoxie Mayor – Mike Vestal
Fort Leavenworth Commanding General - Robert L. Caslen Jr.
Steering Committee Members
President – Bob Topping
Vice President – Jannette Labbee Holdeman
Treasurer – Blake Waters
Secretary –Patti Hagg
WenDee LaPlant – Kansas Sampler Foundation
Marci Penner – Kansas Sampler Foundation Director
9:25 a.m - Marci Penner will give welcome to the 21st Annual Kansas Sampler Festival
9:30 a.m. - Bob Topping will cover housekeeping items: Severe weather procedures;
1st Aid Station; On-grounds police; Tent Bosses; Volunteers
9:35 a.m. - Paige Padgett will sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
9:40 a.m. - Community Flag holders will post their flags while the band plays and the crowd is dismissed.