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June to be Flint Hills Heritage Month

By The Mercury

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring June to be Flint Hills Heritage Month, according to information released by his office Thursday.

The governor is a passionate champion of the Flint Hills, regarding its beautiful landscape as a valuable resource to draw tourists and boost the regionšs economy and community life, according to the press release.   

The Flint Hills region is one of the statešs premier natural attractions, said Abby Amick, Wabaunsee County Economic Development Director and chair of the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition.  There are so many things visitors can see and experience that bring the Kansas spirit to life. Flint Hills Heritage Month is a great way to focus on the history, natural beauty, and culture of the region.

Some of the events scheduled to celebrate the regionšs heritage in June include the historic Strong City Rodeo; Symphony in the Flint Hills, Fort Riley; Washunga Days, Council Grove; Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest, Alma; Annual Bluegrass at the Lake, Marion; and the Flint Hills Folklife Festival, Cottonwood Falls.

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