MMS Students hosting Alternative Gift Market December 18

By Anne Kirchner
December 11, 2014

On Thursday, December 18, McPherson Middle School art students will host an alternative gift market in conjunction with the holiday vocal concert.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food items to benefit the McPherson County Food Bank.

Cash donations can also be made in exchange for artwork created by the students. Dollars raised will be donated to United Way of McPherson County.

“Show You Care – VOLUNTEER,” a book focusing on a community food drive and the power of volunteerism, will be sold for $5.00 per book. The children’s book was written by United Way director Anne Kirchner and illustrated by local resident Traci Parrish.

The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with the alternative gift market open before and after the concert. Art students will also be raising funds for their program by providing a hot cocoa bar. Art teachers Lynda French and Nicky Bowers created the overall project to encourage students, teachers and families to support local community needs.