Tuesday evening’s rain and flash flood warning for west-central Ellis County didn’t put a damper on the annual Hays City Band concert/Ellis P.E.O. fundraiser. Organizers simply moved everything from in front of Washington Grade School to inside the school.
P.E.O. members and other volunteers set up their sales stand in the hallway where concert-goers could purchase an ice cream float before the music started.
Proceeds help fund scholarships for one Ellis High School senior girl each year. Becca Ashenbrenner is this year’s $500 Leona Shepard Memorial Scholarship winner.