Author Event: 93 years of Rip Gooch (at Sunflower Gardens in Valley Center)
Join us for a free author event: Ulysses Lee "Rip" Gooch (born September 13, 1923) 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. Refreshments will be served. Sunflower Gardens is located at 460 N Emporia in Valley Center.