Manning To Welcome More Special Guests Thursday

For the fourth consecutive year, the community of Manning will host 25 young Sub-Saharan African leaders with the Drake University-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The group will be participating in tours, presentations and activities that showcase the economic development efforts of business owners, the City of Manning and associated organizations as well as residents. The Fellows will arrive in Manning in the first half of the nine o’clock hour Thursday for morning presentations at the Hausbarn Konfrenz Centre. The afternoon includes a tour of the Ranniger and Mulhbauer family farms and a walking tour of the historic Main Street district. The day concludes with dinner and drinks and an opportunity to mix and mingle with members of the Manning community. Residents are encouraged to join the group at BrickHaus Brews from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.