90th birthday party planned for Rip Gooch

A 90th birthday celebration for Rip Gooch, a former Wichita City Council member and state senator, will be held Sept. 14 at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway.

The event is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Lonnie McFadden, a singer and entertainer, will perform, said Bonita Gooch, Gooch’s daughter.

There is no charge, although donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the event. Reservations are not required, but organizers would appreciate those who expect to attend to let them know so they can estimate the turnout.

For more information or to make reservations, call 316-681-1155.