For the third consecutive year, the community of Manning will be hosting a group of young sub-Saharan African leaders, providing tours and showcasing the business, industry and lifestyle of the small, but progressive, rural community. Twenty-five Mandela Fellows, between the ages of 25 to 35, will spend a full day in Manning this Thursday, July 19 as a part of their six-week experience in partnership with Drake University. What these fellows learn in their engagement in Manning and the greater Des Moines area from June 20 through July 29 will be taken back to their homes to continue promotion of innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, communities and countries. The day begins with a welcome from Drake University personnel and Main Street Manning representative, Ron Reischl, at the Hausbarn-Heritage Park Konferenz Centre. Following that, Hausbarn Director, Freda Damman will talk about tourism in Manning and provide a tour of the grounds. This will be followed by a visit to two farms and a walking tour of Manning’s historic downtown district. The day closes at a mix-and-mingle with the entire community from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at BrickHaus Brews.
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