|Bruce Junek, author and
world traveler, will be the featured speaker at the
annual Kiwanis Good Friday prayer breakfast April 21 at
6:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Spearfish
and his wife Tass Tacker have spent 25 years exploring
the world's exotic places and cultures. When possible,
many miles of their journeys have been spent bicycling,
and as a result they have been very close to the roots of
each culture, to the land, and to the people. As authors,
photographers, and gifted teachers the couple has brought
dynamic skills and adventure to motivational speaking.
They have been featured in magazines and on television
and have appeared in 180 school programs per year to
approximately 80,000 students. They also do presentations
at seminars, businesses and festivals.
Bruce Junek is the son of Jerry Junek. Both Bruce and
his wife grew up in the Black Hills where they continue
to live between travels and adventures.
Junek's program, Images of the World: Andes to
the Amazon from his new book, features slides with
his live narrative. Hear about mountain biking through
the Andes, exploring Incan ruins and learning about
modern day descendants, then descending into the Amazon
Basin by bike and boat to see monkeys, toucans, tree
frogs, boas, spiders and pink dolphins.
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|The presentation which
embraces seven journeys in Mexico, Central and South
America seeks to promote cultural understanding, global
and environmental awareness, spiritual insights, and to
inspire others toward the realization of dreams and
goals. Some interesting features include meeting native
people, bicycling through Central and South America,
kayaking on the sea of Cortez, swimming with whales in
Baja, snorkeling with penguins in the Galapagos Islands,
hiking through cloud forests in Costa Rica and traveling
by dugout canoe in the Amazon Basin.
breakfast menu promises to have something for everyone
including the addition of French toast. The public is
invited and proceeds from the ticket sales go to an
international effort to eradicate iodine deficiency
disease, the leading cause of mental retardation,
cretinism and goiter throughout the world.
Rev. Melvin Miller will be master of ceremonies and
special music will be provided by the Foothills Bluegrass
Tickets may be purchased for $6 from a Spearfish
Kiwanis member or are available at the door.