Circles of McPherson County will be doing something a little different to try and raise funds.
They will be hosting a Battle of the Bands on June 20 at McPherson Stadium featuring six area bands. Circles Director Brenda Sales says the idea came about during the brainstorming of possible fund-raising ideas.
“We've been looking at doing something else for fund raising and we had one of our Circle leaders who has done some work with area bands in the past and had this great idea,” Sales said.
The bands will play for 30 to 45 minutes per set starting at 11 a.m. Sales said that activities are planned for the whole family, including a bounce house and dunk tank.
“We're inviting people to bring their lawn chairs and blankets because we're actually going to be on the south half of the field not using the stands,” Sales said. “Those just make it hotter when you're sitting up there. We'll be on the field and on the track and in that grassy area to the south.”
Circles will also be raising funds Monday at Wendy's between 5-8 p.m. Twenty percent of sales that evening will go towards the operations of the organization.