City fireworks

Eudora News and Information –

We would like to wish everyone a fantastic Independence day weekend.

We want to remind you to please be safe this weekend.  If you plan to shoot off fireworks, per state codes, bottle rockets are not allowed at any time, including during the Independence holidays.  All other fireworks that you can buy at tents located in and near the city are legal to shoot off.

City statutes allow for use fireworks on July 2,3 and 4 only.  You can legally shoot them off from 7:00PM to 10:00PM on July 2 and 3 and from 7:00PM to midnight on July 4.

The Eudora Police and Fire Departments urge prudent use and careful supervision when discharging any fireworks during the time periods when fireworks are allowed.

The City of Eudora will celebrate Independence Day with it’s annual fireworks celebration on Monday July 4th.  The festivities will be held at the Eudora Middle School, located at 2635 Church Street.

The celebration will begin at 7:00PM. Food will be available from Cutter’s Smokehouse and the band Classic Revolution will be providing entertainment.  The fireworks will begin around 9:30PM.

For those who have had suffered from soft serve withdrawal, Dairy Queen opened up this past Monday.  The business had been closed since a fire gutted the interior of the building in March 2011. The interior has been completely remodeled and updated and, on a personal note, looks great. We are glad to have ice cream back in the city.

Finally, as safety reminder, please do not drink and drive this weekend. Many travelers will be out on the roads with the long weekend and with an abundance of backyard parties and alcohol a part of them, you need to be alert and be careful out there. Many law enforcement agencies will be on higher alert with extra patrols and checkpoints this weekend.  If you wish to party and have a good time, just make sure to have a designated driver or simply stay where you are. Better safe than sorry.