Community ways in to save Winfield venue on the verge of closing due to burglaries

WINFIELD, Kan. (KSNW) — A GoFundMe has been started off for a preferred songs location in Winfield soon after numerous burglaries in the previous 7 days.

Patton’s Pickin’ Parlor (PPP) in the past six many years has develop into a mainstay for Winfield in advance of their yearly Walnut Valley Competition in September. Not an official component of the competition, the parlor hires area bluegrass bands and offers a free encounter for music fans.

“It’s additional personable,” claims Dovie McCaslin, a supporter and occasional bartender for the location. “It’s a garden that you can walk all-around and make 50 buddies in an hour.”

Even though the live shows are free of charge, all PPP asks for is visitors to idea the band on phase.

“Our aim is to make it absolutely free and fulfilling for guests of all ages,” reported co-proprietor, Rene Patton. “As we have developed we’ve experienced to really turn bands absent for the reason that they adore this location.”

But, following 1000’s of bucks in microphones and sound tools had been stolen lately, the Patton’s were being virtually carried out with placing on totally free concert events for supporters.

Rene’s partner and co-operator, Barry Patton described, “[After the second burglary this week]I stated we’re carried out with it. We’ve accomplished it for 5 yrs, this is not the right put.”

But, the individuals of Winfield weren’t allowing that take place.

Rene said, “When you get the opinions from the community of make sure you never go absent we adore coming to the parlor, it is a single of the highlights, we had no idea. It was just a thing we ended up executing and hoped men and women enjoyed it.”

Now with almost $2,000 lifted by way of their GoFundMe, Patton’s Pickin’ Parlor does not glimpse like it is going anywhere, anytime soon.

Barry added, “Just like my spouse stated, we’re not heading to allow them steal the tunes and it will go on. I cannot thank everybody more than enough.”

Patton’s Pickin’ Parlor is heading to open this 12 months on September 10-12. The Walnut Valley Bluegrass Competition then kicks off on September 14 with a downtown music crawl.

For more info on the GoFundMe account, simply click here.

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