Established in 1914, All Schools Day evolved from a parade and recognition banquet honoring 8th grade graduates to week-long activities celebrating education throughout McPherson County. The annual parade attracts marching bands from across central Kansas and is observed by 30,000 spectators. Since 1987, the All Schools Day button has been a meaningful aspect of the celebration's tradition. Designs are submitted by area residents. This year's winning design was created by Traci Parrish.