Vegas Jayhawks enjoy ’Hawk Days

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Alumni News and News

On July 12, the Las Vegas Chapter held their ’Hawk Days of Summer event at the Las Vegas Distillery, the first artisan spirit manufacturer in Nevada.

Around 35 people gathered to hear about the distillery process, from cooking the grains to fermenting the mash to bottling the spirits, during a tour of the distillery.  The group was also invited to try the various spirits—the favorite was “Grandma’s Apple Pie Moonshine”!

After the tour, the group met in the adjoining social area to enjoy fabulous barbecue from Captain Cook’s KC BBQ food truck and to hear updates and news about KU from Mike Davis, senior vice president for donor relations, and Tyler Rockers, coordinator of chapters.  It wasn’t exactly an escape from the summer heat but it was a great opportunity to get together!

—Dee Clifford, Las Vegas Chapter leader

Thanks to Dee for providing a few pictures from the event. Watch the slideshow below, or click here to see the photos on Flickr.

'Hawk Days | www.kualumni.orgThis event is part of the ‘Hawk Days of Summer, the KU Alumni Association’s annual summer sojourn across the country and around the world. The 90-day series of events resulted from a determination to make the most of the summer months. The 2014 tour kicked off on Saturday, May 17, and includes picnics, receptions, baseball games and more. Visit our online calendar to find upcoming events near you.

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