It would be a financial impossibility for a small entity such as the Ellen Rust Living Trust to present a program such as the October 4th and 5th Re-Dedication Celebration Event without the financial, material and labor support of corporations, businesses, service clubs and individuals.

The following have agreed with the Trustees in wanting to showcase this beautiful restored Cabin on its special Site. They generously provided funding for the entertainment and educational programs and services for the weekend festivities.

Direct Financial

ITC – Electrical Transmission Utility – Topeka

High Plains Farm Credit – Hays

The Peoples Bank – Smith Center, Lebanon, Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Greensburg, Kiowa, Sharon Springs, Hardtner

The Smith County Bank – Smith Center

Guaranty Bank – Smith Center, Beloit, Burr Oak, Esbon, Jewell

John and Joan Overmiller Family – Smith Center

Schamber Restoration and Rehabilitation, LLC – Damar

Mort Plunkett – Hill City

Smith Center Rotary Club – Smith Center


Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey and Cowgirl Janey – Meade

The Wichita Eagle – Wichita

Mitch and Tami Holthus – Kansas City

So many individuals donated so many hours to make the weekend a success it would be impossible to name them. The Trustees want all of you to know we deeply appreciate all your efforts.