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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.

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  • St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora would like to thank all of you who came to our food booth at the CPA picnic! We serve every three years and have a great time. It is a time of great camaraderie for our church and the community. Our new Pastor, Pastor Shan was amazed at how fast the brats, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and burgers were flying off the grill!! And pies! Every flavor you could imagine. We also raised over $3000 dollars for the mission of St. Paul. So we thank you again for your generous support. Why don’t you come check us out Sundays at 10 a.m. At 8th & Church streets. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s path, you are welcome at St. Paul!! Blessings, Pastor Shan