Marci Penner, writer of the “8 Wonders of Kansas,” will be in Marion at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 to speak at Marion City Library and then hold a reception and book signing at Gallery 101 of the Flint Hills.
The “8 Wonders of Kansas” includes 800 photographs of the “Wonder” winners and features categories with architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, geography, history, customs, and people.
The Grow Marion County Volunteer Taskforce is using the eight wonders concept for a Marion County contest.
It will launch Nov. 29 and continue through 2012. The first phase of the competition asks for nominations within the categories. The second phase of the contest will be a vote on the most often cited nominees. The winners of the competition will be listed on the county website and on the Kansas Sampler Foundation website.