Community collection project

The McPherson Family YMCA Togetherhood Committee is sponsoring a community project to collect items for the "safehope" program in McPherson. This program assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The following is being collected: Non-perishable food items, shampoo. conditioner, body wash, cleaning supplies, diapers, pull-ups, deodorant, toothpaste and gift cards, such as Dillon's Wal-Mart, phone cards and gas cards. Please drop items off at the front desk of the McPherson Family YMCA, 220 N. Walnut St., through May 31.

Register for citywide garage sale

Women and Children Combating Cancer invites you to join the fun June 9 through 10. Register by May 26 for only $10 and let WACCC do the advertising for you — Swap Shop, Facebook and several area newspapers. Between May 27 and June 5, registration is $15. Sign-up sheets are available at Kindred Hospice, 900 E. First St. Maps will be available Wednesday, June 7. Call Jen, or call 620-242-4461 for more information.

Vendors wanted

Mt. Hope Sanctuary is having a Christmas in July Benefit Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at The Well. They are currently looking for vendors to sell products at this event. Crafters, artists, home-based business (with product on hand), bakers — they need you! Fees are $30 and a donated product for a raffle, or $40 with no raffle item. More information can be found on the Mt. Hope Sanctuary Facebook page.

Proposed legislation

The Board of Public Utilities was alerted that a proposed bill affecting customer utility charges is gaining some traction. The Education Utility Fee is a proposed bill that, if passed, would raise residential customer utility bills by a significant amount for residential customers, about 10 percent on water and about 4 percent on electric. Find more information by visiting /2017/05/proposed-legislation-2017/