We would like to thank our family and many, many friends who helped to make the Benefit Dinner and Dance for Sid Unruh a huge success.

We also would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following local merchants: AC and T (Alltel), Alexander’s Jewelry, Anderson Book and Office Supply, CJ’s Pancake House, Conklin Cars, Designs by John, Drubers,Eastgate Lanes, The El Toro, Faith and Life Bookstore, Family Video, First Stop, Gillispie Meats, Graber’s Ace Hardware, Harvest Greenhouse, Hague’s Paint and Decorating, Heatwave, Little Caesar’s, Marshall Furniture, Midland National Bank, Moka Coffee, Napolis, North Dillions, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pak-n-Mail, Papa Johns, Papa Murphys, Play-Mor Lanes, Prime Time, Ryan’s Foreign Car Repair, Ruzen Flowers, Sand Creek Station, Sears, Sherwin Williams, Sports Bar and Grill, Tacos Mexico, Taco Tico, The Tan and Ten Thousand Villages.

Our special thanks to these out-of-town merchants: Eric Fisher Academy, Eric Fisher Salon, McAlister’s Deli, National Baseball Congress, Rocks Dugout, Superstars (Towne East), Varsity Sports, Wichita Thunder, Wichita Wingnuts and Mama Lupes Tortillas (Moundridge)

A heartfelt thanks to the following individuals: Vince and Deb Collier (Pizza Hut), Nick Martinez (Tao Music Post) Hollywood, Calif., Linda Lee (American Legion), Steve Gomez, Kathy Wilkens, Gary Munsell, Dennis King, Roy Horton, Larry Gray, the many present and past employees of BNSF (our second family), and, last but not least, to our dear friend Moe Miller for his DJ service.

— Sid, Irma, Sarah and Brandon Unruh,

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