Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com
Young and old alike came out to Eudora High School on Sunday for the annual Holiday Extravaganza sponsored by the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.
Santa was on hand to visit with the children so they could whisper their list of fun toys and gifts they want him to bring on Christmas.
Students from the Eudora High School Choir sangs Christmas carols to entertain those at the gathering and several trees donated by local businesses and groups were available in an auction.
While the tree donated from Knology (with two KU basketball tickets attached) was a very impressive entry, the very unofficial winner, in our humble opinion, was the City of Eudora’s tree with red police/fire flashing light at top. Whomever won the auction on this tree has a definite conversation piece, though I would imagine the Police Department might have something to say if they try to use that tree topper on their car instead.
Outside, horse drawn sleigh rides were available for those willing to brave the chilly temperatures. All proceeds from the tree auction and the rides benefited CLO’s Midnight Farm located just south of Eudora. Midnight Farm specializes in helping those with disabilities to experience what a farm is like and offer many activities designed to educate and help those with intellectual disabilities. For more information about Midnight Farm you can go to: http://www.midnight-farm.org
With the Christmas holiday season here, it’s time for city wide holiday events.
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an annual Holiday Extravaganza. This party will be on Saturday December 4 at the Eudora Community Center at 1630 Elm Street. The Eudora High School Choir will be performing and Santa Claus will also be on hand. Children will be able to get their picture taken with Santa. Carriage rides and possibly a sleigh will be on site too for picture opportunities.
An auction of trees, donated and decorated by local businesses will also take place. These trees have been placed around local Eudora establishments prior to the auction. The highest bidder for each of the trees will be taking home one or more this weekend.
All proceeds from the Holiday Extravaganza will benefit Community Living Opportunities (CLO) based in Lawrence, KS. CLO helps adults and children with severe developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying and fulfilling lifestyles. CLO operates Midnight Farm which is located just south of Eudora.