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Tickets available now for Perkins County Community Foundation dinner Nov. 6 PDF Print E-mail

Steak dinner, talk by local author, silent auction. Order tickets through any PCCF member and plan to attend. 


By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

Local author Robert Richter will be the featured speaker during Perkins County Community Foundation’s annual banquet which is set for Saturday, Nov. 6.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant United Methodist Church fellowship hall with a steak dinner catered by Country Kitchen Lounge of Madrid.

Besides entertainment by Richter, author of Plainscape: A Portrait of Perkins County, a silent auction fundraiser will be held. 

Some of the items for the auction will include promotional products from GROW Nebraska, a non-profit organization featuring made-in-Nebraska goods. 

Mark the calendar and purchase tickets now for this worthwhile event to help raise funds for the betterment and future of each of the communities in Perkins County.  

Featured Speaker

Robert Richter grew up in Colorado, attended Colorado State University, and returned to his family’s homestead in Nebraska to become a fourth generation dryland wheat farmer for 20 years. 

After giving up his own farming, Richter became a farm hand, substitute teacher, and conducted escorted excursions in Latin America while continuing to write. 


With his creative writing background, he published his first book of poetry, Windfall Journal, in 1980. In 1987, Plainscape was published, and a literary mystery novel set in Mexico, Something in Vallarta, was published in 1991.

Richter also authored Lake McConaughy: A Geographic Portrait. He has also published numerous poems and nonfiction in reviews, quarterlies, and tabloids in the U.S., Mexico, and Argentina.

In 2000, Richter won the Nebraska Arts Council’s Literary Achievement Award. 

In 2006, Richter received an MA in Latin American History from the University of Nebraska. 

In 2007, he was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Buenos Aires, studying and writing about Argentina’s frontier history.  

He is currently at work on a historical novel based on his time there. His most recent novel is Something Like A Dream, his second “Something” mystery. 

A history of San Blas, Mexico, and the Camino Real is forthcoming in 2011.

Richter and his wife, Diana Tate, have lived on the home place since 1975. They have two grown children, Sarah and Caleb. 

Tickets Available 

Tickets at a cost of $25 are available from any member of the Perkins County Community Foundation Board of Directors. 

The board includes President Michelle Ross 352-4131, Treasurer Ashley Colglazier 352-6563, members Becky Uehling, Janet Lagler, Brian Hightower, Jeff Wallin, Patti Lee, Jane Culver and Val Foster.