Governor coming to dinner



April 19, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Hosting a dinner reception for 250 people can be a challenge for anyone. When it’s elementary students preparing dinner for Gov. Sam Brownback, it gets more challenging.
USD 257 SAFE BASE students have been preparing for a visit by the governor Wednesday. They have stuffed pasta shells with ricotta and chicken, sliced loaves of bread and, just before the dinner, will chop fruit for a salad. The dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium.
At the dinner SAFE BASE will recognize GTECH Corporation, provider of online lottery technology to Kansas Lottery. GTECH donated $16,500 in state-of-the-art iPads and services to USD 257’s after school program.
Brownback will be at the dinner to recognize second- through fifth-grade SAFE BASE students who have utilized the iPads to improve their academics.
Miguel Epting, SAFE BASE student, said he was excited about the visit because he “has never seen the governor before.”

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