This year’s Leave a Legacy Leadership Committee announced Newton High School alum Marlys K. Arnold will be the featured speaker at the annual Leave a Legacy luncheon scheduled for Oct. 4 at the Meridian Center.
Arnold will be speaking on “An Ordinary Life – An Extraordinary Legacy” in tribute to her Aunt Lena Marie Haun. Haun left a substantial estate gift to create the “Lena Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children” through the Central Kansas Community Foundation. This endowment provides grant annual grant awards through the “KidsFUNd” serving children’s charities across Central Kansas.
Arnold noted, “It is true – the greatest gifts often come from unexpected places.”
Arnold, the daughter of Howard and Wynona Haun, now lives in Kansas City. She is a nationally known speaker and consultant specializing in trade show marketing. She is the author of “Build a Better Trade Show Image” and her articles have appeared in industry magazines and business publications from Kansas City to Australia.
Arnold and her mother, Wynona Haun, served as volunteers on the 2013 grant review and selection committee for the Central Kansas KidsFUNd.
“We are especially pleased to welcome Marlys back to Newton, and look forward to hearing more about her career and family and her Aunt Marie’s legacy," said Sandra Fruit, executive director of Central Kansas Community Foundation and member of the Leave a Legacy Leadership Committee.
For reservations to attend the 2013 “Leave a Legacy” Luncheon, call 316-283-5474 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those serving on the Leave a Legacy Leadership Committee for 2013 include: Jennifer Vogts, chair, Ed Shafer, Susan Lamb, Kent Dove, Rachel Newell, Shana Smith, Cindy Janzen, Kris White, Sandra Fruit and Merresa Akers.