The Mayn Event Celebrates Spring


Signs of spring are evident with the warmer temperatures, budding trees, and green grass. To celebrate the vernal season the American Legion and the Marshall County Arts Cooperative are hosting The Mayn Event May 4 at the Marysville American Legion.

The evening includes a social hour with appetizers, five-course meal with drinks paired with each course, and a party.

“It’s time to shed your winter coat and put on your stylish spring attire,” said Liberty Price-Obley, a board member for the arts cooperative and one of the event organizers. “Whether you want to wear your Easter clothes or buy a special outfit for the occasion, we encourage people to dress for the evening and welcome spring at this fun event.”

Tickets are $50, which includes drinks and the meal. The first course will feature appetizers and a cocktail. During the second course French onion soup followed by a wedge salad for the third course. The fourth course features the main meal with either chicken cordon bleu or steak medallions with shrimp Parmesan complimented by oven-roasted potatoes, steamed California blend vegetables, and sourdough bread made by Brandon Wagner, a board member for the arts cooperative. The final course features a dessert buffet.

The drinks include a drink during cocktail hour and a drink paired with each course.

The social hour is at 6 p.m., dinner at 7, and a party following.

“The event’s focus is the meal,” Obley-Price said. “We are serving a top-notch meal and allowing plenty of time for people to eat and enjoy the experience. We want people to be able to talk to their table mates, mingle with others, and give a warm welcome to spring. Let’s celebrate the start of a new season.”

Live piano music will be featured during the social hour and dinner. A disc jockey will provide music during the rest of the evening.

Tickets must be purchased by April 26 and are on sale at the American Legion, the eMpTy Cup Coffee Bar & Bistro, and the State Bank of Blue Rapids. There are only 150 tickets available to the event.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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