Thumbs up

 ‘Fill the Boot’ fills the boot

We give a thumbs up to the firefighters who participated in this year’s “Fill the Boot” campaign, as well as those who donated to this charity drive.

“Fill the Boot” raises money for muscular dystrophy research. Hopp’s Sno Shack also contributed with a fundraising event, bringing in over $4,000 in total.

We’re glad to see our county residents give so generously and hope this event continues to be a success.

Triathlon raises money

We give a thumbs up to the organizers and participants of this year’s United Way Triathlon.

This annual event is a fundraiser for United Way of McPherson County, which in turn supports local nonprofit organizations. Participants or groups of three, swam, rode and ran their way to the glory of a new personal records or just the satisfaction of completing a triathlon.

When the United Way fundraising campaign kicks off next month, we hope people will continue to support this organization.

Mulvane’s evicted get help

We give a thumbs up to everyone who has helped evicted residents of a Mulvane trailer park find homes for themselves and their pets.

The former residents were forced out of the park due to unpaid utility bills. This left many people and pets with one month to relocate. Volunteers from the area, including McPherson, came to their aid.

Though some people and pets still need homes, we’re glad to see progress being made in helping to resolve this situation.

County farm bureau celebrates 100

We give a thumbs up to the McPherson County Farm Bureau as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

The bureau is a non-profit agriculture service organization uses memberships to provide area producers with anything from scholarships to disaster relief. It also seeks to grow and support agricultural producers through education and policy.

In a place where farming is a major industry, we’re glad there’s an organization dedicating to helping our farmers out.

Crossing guards keep kids safe

We give a thumbs up to crossing guards across the county who spend a few hours a day helping children get to and from school safely.

The unusual hours make it hard for many to fill this important role, but college students and retirees have been more than willing to step up and help.

We hope our guards continue to help out the community by filling this important role.

Lindsborg introduces backyard barbecue

New residents in Lindsborg can get a taste for the town this Saturday.

The first Backyard Barbecue Competition and Frisbee Feed will be held Saturday, with smokers and grills starting up at 8 a.m. in the 100 block of East Lincoln Street in Lindsborg. Competitors will be judged at 5:45 p.m., then at 6 p.m., residents can purchase a frisbee-full of whichever contestant’s pulled pork sandwich they choose, along with beans and chips, at $7 a plate.

We hope this community event is successful so that residents can continue to build fellowship is a fun way.

— Josh Arnett for the McPherson Sentinel Editorial Board.