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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • 5 things we would like to see happen this week in McPherson - Aug. 27

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  • 1. See a play at McPherson College
    “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in McPherson College’s Mingenback Theatre.
    The play looks at how family life can help or hinder a person as he or she grows up through an extended metaphor of how gamma radiation affects marigolds.
    The show costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.
    2. Go to the Grand Opening of the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation
    The McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation Hospitality Center will have its grad opening Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.
    Tours of the exhibit areas, storage and offices will begin at 3 p.m. There will also be refreshments and music.
    3. Attend Chamber Business After Hours
    Say goodbye to summer with Chamber Business After Hours in the McPherson Opera House Grand Ballroom from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m today. New Chamber member Susie Bernard of Bernard's Catering and Concessions will be laying out an assortment of some of her most-popular dishes.
    Opera House Executive Director John Holecek will also introduce the upcoming season.
    4. Have a safe Labor Day
    Labor Day is next Monday, and that means time for family, food and fun.
    Remember to stay safe and take care of yourself, whatever your plans may be.
    5. Help Evan Berry get a bone marrow transplant
    Evan Berry is one of 8,000 people in North America — one of about 240 people younger than the age of 18 — with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, a rare disease that causes his red blood cells to break down. The problem stems from his bone marrow and can be life-threatening. A bone marrow transplant is the only known cure.
    McPherson High School will host a fundraiser Saturday to raise money to pay for Evan’s treatment. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. and will include a potato bar, a silent auction, bingo, and musical entertainment.

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