The Kansas Sampler Festival in Newton, Kansas, was held May 1/2, 2004, and occurs yearly. We of Dancing Goat Press attended the Sampler on business, but illness dictated that we spent the majority of the weekend in the Newton Medical Center emergency room & intensive care unit.

These are tidbits of what was happening in and around Newton..

A Quick Look at Kansas Sampler Festivval, Newton, KS, May 1 & 2, 2004
center star, Mennonite quilt Mennonite quilt wall hanging, cafeteria of Newton's new hospital sunrise over the Newton watertower
Knute Rockne honored in new display at Matfield Green turnpike rest stop.
walk-in environmental tribute to Knute Rockne, who died in an early passengar-carrier airplane crash at Matfield Green, KS
parrot 1 parrot 2 old cowboy boot makes an interesting flower vase coffee ready to perk on the camp stove by the chuck wagon girl tries her hand a roping from horseback public performance, dulcimer player
a buteo, also known as buzzard hawk buteo displays his underwings barn owl great horned owl 1 great horned owl 2 my best guess from the bird book is that this is a red-shouldered hawk
Buteos are also known as "buzzard hawks"
Barn owl
Great horned owl
Red-shouldered hawk

None of these birds could fly. They were tethered on display at the Sampler.

All photos © 2004 Carol Yoho
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