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NATIONAL Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration

OCTOBER 13TH 2012 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 pM

Come enjoy songs from the Kansas frontier, at a “Gulf Oil Spill” Benefit Dinner and Concert. Kansas Cowboy Minstrel David “Zerf” Zerfas has been writing music since 1975 and performing his style of cowboy and frontier music. To a background of marsh sounds, Zerf will perform at the Kids Fishing Pond stage area.


Stories around the campfire by Judy Brewer, kids crafts and tram tours of the Kids Fishing Pond area will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kids can also toast marshmallows at the campfire, after the barbecue pork dinner at 5:30 p.m.   A special act by Dennis Teichman, Stafford, featuring his song about Pelican Pete—a hermit who lived on the Refuge, starts the concert. Teichman has performed for several years in the area. Zerf, who has performed at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas Sampler Festival, Chisholm Trail Festivals and Great Plains Chautauqua, will continue the concert until 8 p.m.



  • Third Saturday every October
  • Variety of displays and demos
  • Kids craft projects
  • Campfire feast that includes stews and a roast hog
  • Finale by a feature performer

Donations will be taken to support wildlife refuges impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill. The concert has been sponsored by First National Bank, Stafford, St. John National, UMB Bank of Hudson and Alden State Bank, Sterling, provided donations for the meal. Come ready to celebrate Quivira’s western heritage and support oil spill relief.