The public is invited to an open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mary V. Peterson, hosted by her children and grandchildren.

The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 in the McPherson Opera House Grand Ballroom, 219 S. Main St. in McPherson.

Mary was born in McPherson on Dec. 23, 1927 to Oscar C. and Anna E. Peterson. She married Linn Peterson on June 3, 1950 and they celebrated 60 years of married life together. He passed away on July 5, 2010.

Mary has been an active community volunteer, avid crafter and skilled seamstress through the years.

Her children are Marilyn and Stan Patterson of Salina, and Truce and Kim Peterson of McPherson.

Her grandchildren are Judd Patterson of Miami, Florida; Jessie Patterson of Denver, Colorado; Lindsey and Miles Wenger of Roeland Park and Taryn Peterson of Winfield.

The honoree requests no gifts, please — your attendance will be enough. If unable to attend, greetings may be mailed to 540 E. Hill St., McPherson KS 67460.