Casey’s General Store (10th and Church) and the future home of the Eudora Community Museum (720 Main)
Casey’s General Stores Inc. has generously donated $500 to the Eudora Area Historical Society’s (EAHS) museum rehabilitation project. Funds from this donation will be used to help rehabilitate the property at 720 Main Street, the future home of the Eudora Community Museum. Casey’s has served the Eudora community from their 10th and Church Street location for over 30 years.
Any business donation to the EAHS is tax deductible. The EAHS will advertise any business donation over $100 at their new museum. For information, contact the EAHS at 785-690-7900 or EudoraHistory@gmail.com
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This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.
For the dates of July 27 to August 2:
July 30, 1931, 83 years ago
The summer’s heat record was broken when the temperature reached 101 degrees in the shade. Vegetables wilted badly under the extreme heat.
July 30, 1975, 39 years ago
The Eudora Junior girls’ team in the Tri-County league concluded their season with an undefeated 9-0 record. The team coached by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cawley finished the season by beating Edgerton with a whopping score of 38-1.
August 2, 1995, 19 years ago
Vandals opened a valve on a molasses tank at Farmers Elevator in Eudora resulting in 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of molasses being released. A $500 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.
Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society
The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.
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The 2014 CPA Picnic is in full swing in downtown Eudora. Friday night featured the kids parade down Main Street.
You can say the parade was mmm..mmm…good.
How many kids are ready to get back on the schools bus? Not many I bet…
Some of the parents were even having fun with the kids in the parade. Here Molly and Gary Pratt seem to be having a good time.
While Lightning McQueen may not have anything to worry about, these little ladies look like they want to give him a run for for his money.
The Cub Scouts were featured as well.
Many of the kids on the Autism Awareness float were decked out in blue.
The CPA Picnic concludes on Saturday night. The Grand Parade will start at 7:00 PM from Laws Field. St. Paul United Church of Christ is the food booth host this year and there will be music in the park Gazebo from Atomic Possum.
With the warm temperatures, make sure to dress comfortably and drink plenty of fluids. See you at the parade!
Crowds will once again descend on downtown Eudora for the annual C.P.A. picnic. The 113th edition of the picnic will feature the carnival rides, games, music, food and friendship that many from around the area enjoy each summer.
While the carnival rides opened on Thursday evening, the big events get going Friday night. The Children’s parade is the opening event with registration starting at 6:00 PM at Pilla Park, located at 7th and Main Streets. The parade will start at 7:00 PM and travel down Main Street from 7th Street and wind up near the fire station. Cash prizes will be awarded by CPA organizers as well for this parade. Friday’s nights music band is Extra Ordinary (that’s their name, time will tell if they live up to it) and will take to the gazebo stage in CPA Park at 8:00 PM.
Events will take place through the afternoon and evening on Saturday with the Grand Parade kicking off at Laws field at 7:00 PM. Registration for that parade will start at 6:00 PM and be at Laws Field. The parade should follow the normal route north down Elm Street then turn west at 15th and over to Maple Street. The parade goes north on Maple so that it can pass in front of Medicalodges Eudora. At 14th Street, it turns back east to Main Street and then heads north up Main Street finishing at 7th and Main.
Following the Grand Parade, Atomic Possum (that’s their name, time will tell if they live up to it) will be featured in the gazebo starting at 8:00 PM.
Weather wise, it will be a couple of warm days with highs near 100 and lows in the lower 70′s. Make sure to dress comfortably and drink plenty of fluids while your out in the heat.
The CPA (Central Protective Association) was formed in the late 1800′s to help farmers and ranchers protect their livestock and horses from rustlers and thieves. The first CPA picnic occurred in downtown Eudora in 1901.
These fantastic birdhouses and other craft items will be for sale at the CPA Picnic this week. All proceeds from the sale of these craft (and other) items will benefit the Eudora Area Historical Society’s museum rehabilitation project. Be sure to stop by our table Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the CPA Picnic! Our table will be in the west side of the CPA Park, close to the Paschal and Eudora Fish statue.