United Way of McPherson County will host a “Family Night Celebration” on Saturday, February 28, 6-9 p.m., at the McPherson Family YMCA. The free event is open to all McPherson County residents and is dedicated to the agency’s county-wide donors and community connections. Activities include swimming, basketball, racquetball, moon bounce, pool, ping pong, air hockey and foosball. Adults will also have access to the weight room.
A lobby display will feature key donors and Campaign 2014 results. The “Community Leadership Award” will be presented to NCRA and Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance who each pledged more than $20,000 to the campaign as a result of their combined employee campaign and company match programs. The “Spirit Award” recognizes those businesses or companies who instill in their employees the importance of giving and experience an end result of 100 percent employee participation. This year’s recipients include Emprise Bank; First Bank Kansas; Great Plains Federal Credit Union; Peoples Bank & Trust; Sunflower Bank and The Children’s Center. “The Outstanding Participation Award” is reserved for businesses and companies who demonstrate at least 40 percent employee participation and a fifty dollar minimum per capita gift. Thirteen businesses quality for this year’s award and include Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball; Ameriprise Financial; Dillons Food Store; Emprise Bank; Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance; Home State Bank; Kansas Gas; NuStar Energy; Sunflower Bank; Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd; The Children’s Center; Williams Energy and WinField Solutions.