Wichita wonderful

WRITTEN BY MEREDITH OLNEY

Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains

As members of the Wichita community, we might sometimes forget to be thankful for this beloved city we call home. With so many great things happening here — special events, charities, schools, public parks and so much more – really, what isn’t there to be grateful for? So in honor of this Thanksgiving season, SPLURGE! wanted to know straight from the mouths of those who live in and love Wichita- “What is your Wichita Wonderful?” There seems to be a common thread throughout — people!

Lynda Carrier-Metz

First is the Tallgrass Film Festival, which gives us national as well as local notoriety. Then the reformatted River Festival in June. The Chili Cook off in October. And Bradley Fair, I love the shops (especially Bricks) and the quality events that are held at the center, such as Thursday night concerts in the summer and opera- George Laham continues to do an awesome job getting new stores (like The Loft) and great restaurants. And let’s not forget Wichita State University! The excitement that spread across Kansas when the Shockers went to Atlanta was amazing! I only think WSU will continue to be a stronger contender both in enrollment and sports.

Heather Nelson

I am so grateful I got to be a part of the "Out of the Darkness" walk for suicide prevention in September. I raised over $1,000 in donations and it was for a great cause in memory of my cousin, and the men and women of McConnell AFB!

Jeanette Clement

I am thankful for the Signature Chefs Silent Auction benefiting the March of Dimes on November 10th. Because of funds raised at events like this life saving research on infant mortality, prematurity and birth defects are made available to our Wichita community.

Andrew Wells

The new food truck, around town for the correct reason.

Kristin Mountain

I am thankful for Jody Klein who loves my girls like her own.

Kristen Spear

I love our weather! Experiencing all the seasons makes me feel ALIVE, and our big skies with majestic clouds are addicting.

Nicole Meier

People! Everyone is so nice! Blessed to have moved here! And I'm thankful for B98 & hiring Lukas Cox for the morning show! It's never been better!

Melanie Stoecklein

Thankful for the amenities of a city and the feel of a small town that Wichita has to offer!

Kathy Frimel

As a relative newcomer to Wichita, my favorite thing here are the people!

American Red Cross Midway — Kansas Chapter

We are thankful for our wonderful donors and volunteers. We could not serve our community without them! Their support helps us serve 35,000 people per year. Last year, our volunteers gave 51,176 hours of their time — that’s worth $944,197.

Lisa Medlam-Palacios

I met some awesome people at a food truck. Actually it was a coffee truck. Now they have a brick and mortar. It's called Espresso To Go Go. I'm opening my own food truck and have had many questions for these people, and not once did they ever turn me away from answering. They also referred me to another truck that sells food so I could get more information. Her name is Manu and her truck is called Letm Eat Brats! I have met quite a few people this year that own food trucks around town and they are just great folks!

 
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