Dale Potter was surprised at work (Hospira) Tuesday when he was picked for McPherson’s Ultimate Dream Makeover. He was then taken to various businesses around town to be pampered and treated.

Potter’s boss at Hospira told him that he would have to stay late for a meeting to insure that Potter wouldn’t leave work.

Potter didn’t have a clue the makeover was going to happen and was so surprised it caught him off guard. Potter said it took him a while to relax because he was so surprised.

Potter didn’t have a clue the makeover was going to happen and was so surprised it caught him off guard. Potter said it took him a while to relax because he was so surprised.

The Ultimate Dream Makeover team picked Potter up in a new Dodge truck from Midway Motors, took him to Creative Hairlines for a massage and hair cut, Guys and Gals for a new outfit, Brown’s Shoe fit for new shoes, Renberger Jewelers to pick up a bracelet, Mann’s Studio for portraits, Braums for ice cream and Perkins for a steak dinner with his wife.

“I know that an immense amount of effort was put into making this happen and I can never thank these gentlemen enough,” Potter said. “It’s hard to put into words.”

When Potter arrived at Perkins, his family and friends were waiting to greet him. Leatherman presented him with around $1,000 in gifts from area businesses, including a hotel room at the Holiday Inn for the night.

The 52 area businesses that contributed to the Ultimate Dream Makeover are: Creative Hairlines, Wendy’s Poncho’s, McPherson Athletic Club, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Braum’s, Guys and Gals, Balloon Landing, Simmery, Cooper Tire, Renberger Jewelers, Stewart’s  Sporting Goods, Kari Lynn’s, Walgreens, McPherson Police Department, Perkins, McDonalds, Orscheln’s, Midway Motors, Hedlund Electric, Krehbiels Meats, Java Johns, Hometown Tire, Pennzoil, Cake Lady, Family Video, McPherson Glass, Stone Chimney, Sonic, KAPS, Stone Creek Nursery, Family Video, Robertson Chiropractic, Elite Entertainment, Fruits of the Spirit, Bookshelf, Central Christian College, McPherson Sentinel, Hutch News, Sears, Artshirt Inc., The Well, The Medicine Shoppe, McPherson Copyright, Sylvia Wolcott, Hospira, Shell Service Station, Mann’s Studio, Dirt Cheap Banners and Signs, McPherson Street Department, Seams Unlimited, JD’s Kwik Burger, McPherson Cinema and Larry Yianakopulos.