The McPherson Festival of Cultures planning committee is pleased to announce Alisha Mervyn has been named the 2016 t-shirt design winner. According to committee members, the design is “powerful and captures the festival theme focused on embracing the world.” Mervyn will receive a $100 cash prize, a free t-shirt and four festival tickets.
Earlier this year festival organizers announced a name change from the McPherson Scottish Festival to the McPherson Festival of Cultures. The annual event is held the fourth weekend of September. This year’s festival on September 24 & 25 will include traditional Scottish Highland athletic games, music and dancers. The McPherson Bagpipe Band will also be featured. New attractions include a craft beer tasting tent featuring Kansas breweries, blue grass music, steel drums, an international market, ethnic foods and more. With the addition of other cultures, festival planners have been able to recruit new leadership as they strive to celebrate other cultures and overall diversity.
Chairperson Dianna Carter noted the committee has reduced the ticket price from $15 to $8 in an effort to make the event more attractive and affordable for local residents. Tickets will be available at the gate or at www.macfestival.com. For more information, call 620.755.3408.