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The annual CPA picnic will kick off this week with events for young and old alike. The festivities will start on Thursday evening with the carnival games and rides opening up at 6:00 PM.
Friday will feature the Annual CPA Golf Tournament at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The tournament will begin at 8:00 AM with a shotgun start. The Registration form for the tournament can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the story. Registrations are due on Wednesday and can be mailed or dropped off at Byrne’s Pharmacy, 600 East 20th Street, in the LMH Eudora Medical Plaza.
Friday night will feature the Children’s Parade and gets underway at 7:00 PM. Registration for the Children’s Parade will start at 6:15PM in City Park located at 7th and Main Street. For the safety of all the kids participating, motorized vehicles are not allowed in the parade. The carnival rides and concession stand will open after the parade so families can enjoy an old fashioned picnic in CPA park. This year, St. Paul United Church of Christ will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and desserts in the concession stand to help raise funds for the church.
On Saturday afternoon and evening, all the carnival rides, games and the concession will again be open for downtown fun and excitement. The Grand Parade starts at 7:00 PM. Registration for the parade will begin at 6:00 PM in the Laws Field parking lot at 16th and Elm Street in Eudora. The parade will head north down Elm Street, turn west at 10th and then back north up Main Street finishing at 7th and Main.
Jerry Trober, who is in his 23rd year as head of the CPA picnic, expects another great turnout.
“We will have a great time over the coming days and plenty of entertainment and fun for the entire family over the course of it,” Trober said. “It’s a great time to celebrate Eudora and the heritage of our city.”
CPA stands for the Central Protection Association. The group was formed in the late 19th century to protect the town from cattle rustlers and horse thieves. The picnic has been run consecutively for 103 years.
To download the PDF form for the 2011 CPA Golf Tournament, click HERE.