The Topeka Group will host it annual chili feed as a fund-raiser for the Group at the regular general meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4775 SW 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604, starting at 6:00 p.m. Last year, members were treated to several different varieties of chili, and at this year’s feast the food offerings will be even better! Executive committee member Leonard Biggs will be bringing his “Lady Bird Johnson” recipe, which was created by the former First Lady, herself. We will also have a vegetarian chili version, and at least two other chili recipes for the membership to enjoy. Cornbread will also be served to accompany the chili.
The Topeka Group will be asking for donations for the chili and cornbread entrees. Members who would like to “take some home” are welcome to bring their own food containers, again for a donation, the amount of which will depend on the size of the container.
Following the chili feed, our program at 7:00 p.m. will be presented by a representative of the Topeka Zoo. In 2010, Brendan Wiley was named zoo director by then City Manager Norton Bonaparte. Located in the heart of Gage Park, the Topeka Zoo has been a favorite destination for kids and adults alike since the 1930s. Today, our Zoo features more than 380 animals amidst acres of native horticulture. Included within the zoo is the Tropical Rain Forest building, the Lion Pride exhibit, Gorilla Encounter, and the Discovering Apes exhibit. The Zoo’s mission is to strengthen the bond between people and the living earth by providing visitors with opportunities to learn more about the natural world; increase scientific knowledge that benefits conservation; support conservation of endangered animal populations and their habitat; and participate actively in improving the quality of life in Kansas.
So on behalf of the Topeka Group, I hope to see you there!
By Paul Post, Topeka Group Membership Chair