Newman students team up with Buffalo Bob and Cowtown Cowboys to make a Party on the Ponderosa promotional video.

Sep 10, 2009

Newman students, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Provost Debbie Edens, the Cowtown Museum, and Buffalo Bob and the Cowtown Cowboys joined up to make a video promoting Newman’s final Party on the Ponderosa.

The fundraising event for Newman student scholarships concludes Newman’s year-long 75th Anniversary celebration and is a reprise of an annual party that was last held in 2000, when more than 400 people gathered to raise more than $100,000 to benefit Newman students. The event will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, on the Larry and Carla Stovall Steckline Ranch in Garden Plain, Kan.

The event will feature:

  • A drawing to win a vehicle
  • A western steak dinner, grilled chops and refreshments
  • Games including Prairie Golf and a shooting gallery
  • ‘Cowpoke Caricature’ portraits
  • Strolling entertainers in period costumes including “Buffalo Bill Cody,” the Dixie Lee Dance Troupe and fiddlers Chelley Graves and Sarah Baxter
  • Cowboy poet and western singer Dave Zerf
  • Gunfight re-enactments by Bigger Than Life Productions and Newman University staff, faculty and the Troubadours vocal ensemble
  • The Bucky Fowler Band
  • Fireworks
  • A live and a silent auction
  • And much more

Admission is $100 per person and everyone has the opportunity to win a vehicle from Joe Self Chevrolet – Cadillac, Inc. Visit The Party on the Ponderosa online to reserve your tickets today, or call the Newman University Advancement Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2228.