The public is invited to attend Law Enforcement Appreciation Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot in front of the former Fashion Bug store in The Mall. The event is to serve as an opportunity for people to tell local law enforcement thanks for their contribution to the community.

Officials from the Hays Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Victoria Police Department, Ellis Police Department, Fort Hays State University Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol will be present.

Guest speakers will include Hays Mayor Eber Phelps, Ellis County Commissioner Barbara Wasinger and Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The event is free to the public.