Blog Posts by Becky Fitzgerald

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 20, 2019

Delightful Discoveries

Gift Prints added to Meadowlark collection

   Meadowlark’s collection of Friends of Art gift prints grew recently thanks, in part, to some detective work by Alyn West, gallerist at Manhattan’s Strecker Nelson West Gallery. Prior to last week, the collection, which hangs in the Stamey Gallery in the hallway between the KSU Classroom and Verna Belle’s Cafe , needed five prints to be complete. Now, only two prints remain to be discovered.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 14, 2019

   Meadowlark Market, a store offering furniture and fabulous finds, will again be open later this month at 1217 Meadowlark Circle. The June hours and dates are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. All are welcome to shop and spend! New items for June, so far, include three coordinating storage/display pieces, a leather rocker/recliner, an oak glider with nifty red cushions, a vintage rooster cookie jar, and two 14- karat gold and opal rings. Watch for more photos in upcoming Messengers!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 14, 2019

   Meadowlark’s amenities, services, and people are three facets to a gem of a community that’s better prepared and skilled at helping us navigate life’s pathways. At the 17th annual Legacy Society Banquet on May 13, Meadowlark Foundation had the pleasure of recognizing five friends who have been leaders and cheerleaders as we’ve walked together. Kim Richards, Cindy and Wayne Sloan, Jane Westfall, and Kip Williams have done much to keep Meadowlark a step ahead.   

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

Meadowlark fund grows by more than $26,500! 

  During a 24-hour period on Monday, 58 local non-profit endowment funds received more than $520,000 in private, charitable gifts from supporters. With Greater Manhattan Community Foundation providing a 50% match to eligible donations ($25 to $1000), the total raised during the 7th annual Grow Green Match Day tops $780,000!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

 You came, you saw, you purchased! After 13 hours over three days, much of the merchandise at Meadowlark Market has found new homes. A soft opening on March 22 for residents and employees was followed by an opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31. Sales receipts for those three days total $3,736.03, and benefit our Good Samaritan Fund!         

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

You came, you saw, you purchased! After 13 hours over three days, much of the merchandise at Meadowlark Market has found new homes. A soft opening on March 22 for residents and employees was followed by an opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31. Sales receipts for those three days total $3,736.03, and benefit our Good Samaritan Fund!         

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 10, 2019

There were many winners at Art Mingle: Plein Air Affair.

Guest artists Kim Casebeer and Susan Rose saw 28 of their original landscape paintings leave in the hands of new owners via the event’s silent and live auctions as well as a “buy it now” opportunity in their Artist’s Showcase rooms. Casebeer’s “Quiet in the Valley” generated the highest bid of the night at $1,750, while Rose’s “Winter Meadowlark” was snapped up quickly for $1,300 in her Showcase room.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 7, 2018

Our 5th annual FOOD, FRIENDS and FUNdraising event to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund generated $24,765.64 in revenue! This number is a few thousand less than 2017’s total, but more
sponsors, higher Cox Bros. BBQ sales, a generous 50/50 Raffle winner and fewer expenses equal a larger net profit ($21,897.53) than 2017’s tally ($20,985.23).

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

We’re just a few weeks into fall, but it’s not too early to think about spring. Meadowlark’s travel program began in the fall of 2004 with a trip to Branson, and for our 20th adventure, Monte Spiller and I are as giddy as Sesame Street characters thinking about the letter “A”. Again working with a Canadian travel agency, we’ve put together five days and four nights, primarily in Arkansas.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Kansas Room Pub-goers and Meadowlark’s Art Committee have long been united in their wishes to add art to the pub that reflects the vibrancy of the space. The landscape painting that previously hung on the west wall is lovely, for sure, but many thought it was too tranquil for the boisterous atmosphere of our Wednesday ice cream socials and our nightly cocktails and conversation.

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