Whether it’s boots, bling, or button-ups, it’s all welcome at the Bison, Beef, and Bourbon event.
Jack Lindquist, Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation board member, says the Discovery Center is hosting a fundraiser that will take over three floors of the discovery center. He says the western-themed event will not lack excitement.
“We are offering live music from the group “No Bow Tie”. Of course, we are featuring bison and beef creations, and that will be from Kite’s, Aggieville’s draft house, the newest restaurant in Manhattan. We will have signature cocktails plus beer and wine and our featured Horse Soldier Bourbon. And of course we have a live auction and a silent auction as well,” Lindquist adds.
He says live auction items will include K-State skybox tickets to the Baylor game, a Colorado getaway, as well as other items. He says if the silent auction is more your style, then you can actually get your bids out early online.
“October 18th through the 22nd, we have a virtual bidding option that will be available during that week prior. That will be for the silent auction items. Large ticket, live items, of course, will have to be live, so you will have to be present to bid on those.”
Funds from the event will support the updates at the discovery center as well as Kidscape. Lindquist says Kidscape is actually one exciting part of a much larger project called the Next Vistas Campaign.
“Kidscape itself is a featured project that we have that we are most proud of and it’s a $2 million campaign. We are about, almost $1.4 million funded today through donations.”
Lindquist says the project is designed to bring specially designed hands-on activities to children, including one that he is especially excited about.
“We are emphasizing some things that are close to my heart, and that is the farm to plate of our beef industry and how the Flint Hills is an important component of raising beef for our consumers.”
A flash fundraiser will be held at the Bison, Beef, and Bourbon event, with proceeds going to the Kidscape Project.
Bison, Beef, and Bourbon kicks off Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. For more information, visit downtownmhk.com.