On December 8, 1915, the Chase County Leader reported that Henry Rogler held “What is said to be the biggest old-fashioned barn dance ever held in this county…Nearly 300 people attended, some of them coming from a distance of forty and fifty miles.”
We’re going to do it again! Together in partnership, Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) and Pioneer Bluffs bring a re-creation of the first barn party at Rogler Ranch. Party on the Prairie is a joint fundraising event, benefitting RTK and Pioneer Bluffs.
Join us Saturday, November 4 for this barn party. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. we’ll have horse-drawn carriage rides, wine and beer, appetizers, croquet and horseshoe pitching. You’ll meet Billy Morgan, 1915 Kansas Lieutenant Governor (portrayed by Tom Thompson).
A unique, fine dining experience begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Ad Astra. You’ll enjoy cowboy favorites such as Texas Longhorn Caviar, Cowboy Coffee Cattle Roast, Angel Biscuits, and Spotted Pup.
Cowboy stories by the campfire with Jim Hoy and other cowboy poets begin at 6:00 p.m. The evening will conclude with a barn dance and live country and blues music by Unchained from Goddard, a group that recently opened for Mickey Gilley.
A silent auction will take place throughout the afternoon and evening, including jewelry, artwork, a quarter of grass-fed beef provided by Collinge Cattle Company and a framed cow portrait by award-winning photographer, Don Wolfe.
Party on the Prairie is $135 per person or $35 per youth (18 and under). A table for eight may be reserved for $1,000. $100 of each adult seat is a tax-deductible contribution for which you will receive a donation receipt.
You won’t want to miss Party on the Prairie! Seating is limited. To reserve your seat send payment to Ranchland Trust of Kansas or:
Pioneer Bluffs | 695 KS Hwy 177 | Matfield Green, KS 66862
For information, contact:
Samantha Weishaar, RTK—Samantha@kla.org | 785-273-5115
Lynn Smith, Pioneer Bluffs—Lynn@pioneerbluffs.org | 620-753-3484