The Rural Appreciation Picnic, organized by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, is scheduled for Friday at 600 W. Woodside.  This event is a 51-year tradition to celebrate the completion of harvest and appreciation of our agriculture community.

The Rural Appreciation Picnic is sponsored and served by members of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be freshly grilled hamburgers from Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, tasty baked beans from Knackies Meats & Sweets, along with juicy watermelon provided by PrairieLand Partners.

Tickets can be purchased from the supporting businesses: Stockham Family Funeral Home, Charlie Williams, Ken Cotton, DDS, Wise and Reber, McPherson Eye Care, Peoples Bank and Trust, McPherson Realty Exchange, Johnstown Farm, Allan Sents, Farmers State Bank, CHS Refinery, First Bank Kansas-McPherson, Hedlund Electric, Grain Craft-McPherson, Terry Lacy, Farmers Alliance, Culligan Water, Mid Kansas Cooperative, PrairieLand Partners, Krehbiels Specialty Meats, Inc., First Street Liquor, Jeff Smith, The Citizens State Bank and Home State Bank and Zeitlow Distributing Company.