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Art for the ages

The Parsons area is well known for its appreciation of the arts, especially when it comes to Art is Ageless®. This annual exhibit and competition which features art from those age 65 and older takes place at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. This year, the leadership team decided to take that a step further by putting on an art auction for artists of all ages to benefit the Good Samaritan Program.

"Over the years, the Parsons Art is Ageless program has continued to grow. There is an unbelievable amount of talent in Southeast Kansas, and some of the local artists, including Presbyterian Manor Mission Committee member, Joan Allen, expressed an interest in donating a piece of art that could be auctioned for our Good Samaritan Program," said Maegen Pegues, executive director. "With her support, as well as many other local artists, the idea came to fruition. We are extremely excited about this first event and look forward to growing it in future years. The fact that this is an extension of our Art is Ageless program is just icing on the cake."

We invite you to join us at 6 p.m. on June 13 at Carnegie Arts Center as we auction a variety of pieces ranging from paintings to photography to furniture to quilts and more! There will be a "sip and see" with appetizers that begins at 6 p.m. The live auction begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact Sloan Dwyer or Maegen Pegues for more information at 620-421-1450.

Proceeds from the auction will remain local, supporting Parsons Presbyterian Manor residents who have outlived their financial resources.

About the Good Samaritan Program

Founded by the first administrator of what was then known as the United Presbyterian Foundation, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own. Thanks to this critical program, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) is proud to say that no person has ever been asked to leave one of our communities based on their inability to pay. In 2018, the Parsons Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan need was $48,000.

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