Benefit for Larry Peitz scheduled Saturday
The "Pullin' for Peitz" Benefit, in honor of Larry Peitz, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Elks BPOE Lodge, 905 E. Kansas Plaza. The benefit will feature a barbeque dinner, live auction, silent auction, a dance and many other activities. Many items will be available for bidding in both the live and silent auctions. Two live bands and a DJ will perform throughout the evening. Peitz is currently battling cancer and the proceeds will go to assist his family with expenses.
GCHS class of 1973 reunion meeting set
The Garden City Class of 1973 reunion meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus.Everyone is invited.
For questions, contact Melissa Ohl Leiker, 640-4242, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susan Hinkle Wilson, 260-6384, email@example.com.
3i show seeking volunteers to help
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i Show, is planning for the 59th annual show scheduled for July 11 to 13 at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City.
Debbie Allen and Sheila Grayson at the Ford County Volunteer Center/RSVP are the contacts to assist in recruiting volunteers and matching them with specific committees and shifts. They can be reached at (620) 227-7077. A complete list of committees with brief descriptions of duties can be found at www.3ishow.com/volunteers.htm.
GCHS teacher to use downtown for lesson
Garden City High School social studies teacher Adam Cassellius plans to take his three United States history classes on a field trip to downtown Garden City on Wednesday. He will use historic downtown to teach about the struggles and lessons learned during the fight for civil rights.
Students will learn about lunch counter sit-ins at the lunch counter at Traditions Soda Shoppe and find out about segregation by visiting the historic State Theater and the Big Pool. Students will also visit with the Garden City Police Department K9 units and the Garden City Fire Department about the use of K9s and fire hoses today compared to their use during the struggles in Alabama.
Terrance Roberts, an original member of the Little Rock Nine, will speak to the classes at the State Theater. Roberts will also speak to the GCHS student body during an afternoon assembly in the school's gymnasium