Manhattan's legendary protector, Johnny Kaw, celebrates his 52nd birthday. Kaw is a mythical Kansas settler who can be compared to Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. A 25-foot-tall statue of Johnny Kaw holding a scythe, was constructed in 1966. The statue resides in Manhattan, Kansas. Come out to help celebrate Kaw's birthday and raise awareness for the Friends of Johnny Kaw's, to beautify his home in City Park. There will be a kid-friendly event which features a 1-mile fun run around City Park. Costumes are encouraged. Join us in wishing Johnny Kaw a Happy Birthday.