You are invited! The Library is sponsoring a program at the Sunflower Gardens Community Room on Sunday April 23 at 2 pm for a presentation by Ulysses Lee “Rip” Gooch (born September 13, 1923). Mr. Gooch is a former pilot, aviation entrepreneur, and Kansas politician. Gooch was a member of the Kansas Commission on Civil Rights, a member of the Wichita City Council, and a Kansas state senator until retiring in January 2004 as the state’s oldest serving senator, at 80. Gooch was one of the first inductees to the Black Aviation Hall of Fame. This is a free program, and refreshments will be served. Sunflower Gardens is located at 460 N Emporia in Valley Center.