To the Editor:
Art in the Garden was a huge success this year, in large part due to our local paper, The McPherson Sentinel. Because our editor, Anne Hassler, has worked so hard at making this smalltown newspaper viable by concentrating on local news, the writers for the paper wrote lovely articles about the gardens, and each garden was featured individually, one a day for the week before the event. This was by far the best coverage this summer event has ever had. We had a record number of people going through the gardens, and everyone, to a person, was polite and enthusiastic.
Community support is a wonderful thing, especially when committee members put their hearts and souls into making something happen. It’s especially rewarding when the local newspaper gets behind you 100 percent.

Merrily Pierson
McPherson