We had such a treat today! Jon & Taryn Vanderford came out to learn more about Prairie Plains Resource Institute  and The Leadership Center for our upcoming participation in Go Big Give.
Jon & Taryn Vanderford of Pure Nebraska interviewing TLC's Micheala Olsen and PPRI's Jan Whitney.Jan Whitney, one of the co-founders of Prairie Plains Resource Institute, and TLC’s Admin & Event Coordinator, Micheala Olsen, discussed our upcoming event “An Afternoon Fishing on the Prairie.”  This pre-give event is for the upcoming Go Big Give: Day of Giving. It will include prairie tours, tours of The Leadership Center, fishing (bring your own poles or use one of ours (limited available), paddle boating, kayaking, and canoeing. There will also be a bonfire where you can roast hot dogs (donated by the great Thompson Company) and s’mores! It’s a family friendly event open to all with a free will donation. All funds raised will go towards the endeavors of both non-profits. Computers will be set up in the lobby to do online giving. We will also have offline donation information available!
Should there be inclement weather, the event will be held inside at The Leadership Center. Tours will still be available. A slide show will be shown of the prairie. We’ll still have food and games. So please plan to join us!
We so enjoyed having Jon & Taryn with us. The interview is to air on Thursday, April 27th. Thank you for allowing us to share our stories! (Click here to see the interview.)
Prairie Tours available.
To those of you interested in “An Afternoon Fishing on the Prairie” make plans to join us on:
  Saturday,                                                                     April 29th
       25-4 p.m.
                       The Leadership Center
             2211 Q Street
                       Aurora, NE 68818
                       Tours, Fishing, Hot Dogs, & S’mores
      Admission: Free Will Donation
To learn about Go Big Give, click here.
To learn more about The Leadership Center, click here.
To learn more about Prairie Plains Resource Institute, click here.
To those of you who cannot join us on Saturday, but would still like to participate in Go Big Give make plans to join us on May 3rd from midnight to 11:59 p.m. It’s simple. Go to www.GoBigGive.org and set up an account (unless you’ve donated in the past, then log in.) Select the organization or organizations you’d like to donate to such as The Leadership Center, Prairie Plains Resource Institute, Plainsman Museum , and The Edgerton Explorit Center. Enter the amount you are giving along with your credit card information and click donate. It’s fairly simple. If you are in the Aurora area, don’t hesitate to stop in at The Leadership Center on May 3rd between 9 and noon to donate. We’ll have computers and staff available to assist you. For those who do donate, we have coffee and cake from The Chocolate Bar!
Have a great day!
Maile Ilac Boeder, IOM
Executive Director

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