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Each year, Dairy Queen and their franchisees sponsor Miracle Treat Day.   This year, Miracle Treat Day is Thursday July 26.

Dairy Queen’s across the nation, including the store in Eudora, donates the proceeds from all Blizzard sales today to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization to help support children’s hospitals around the world.  Locally, the Children’s Miracle Netowrk helps KU Med Center.

The Eudora Dairy Queen store is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and asks your help in supporting The Children’s Miracle Network.

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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.

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It’s been a busy week with businesses around town and we wanted to update our readers on several things that have gone on or are in the works.

Dairy Queen Update: We talked with Steve Walter, the owner of the Dairy Queen in Eudora about the recent fire. Walter stated that he does in fact plan on remodeling and reopening the Dairy Queen.  An exact amount of damage or a timetable for when it will open is yet to be determined. Walter told EudoraReporter.com “there are so many things including insurance, permits, inspections, etc.. that we do not yet know how fast we can get everything done.”

We did talk to one of the employees of the Dairy Queen who wished to remain anonymous and they stated that Walter is working on trying to help out the employees while the remodeling is going on. The employee did tell us that Walter wants all the employees back when DQ reopens.

New Business opens up in Downtown Eudora: Past and Present Treasures has opened up in downtown Eudora in the space that was occupied previously by Broer’s Flower Shop at 729 Main St. Kim and Jerry Hunter are the owners of this “antique, collectibles and other unique items”.  They buy sell and Trade and offer consignment and booth rental.  The hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 11AM -5PM.

Cami’s Cake Co.  changes their business model: Cami’s Cake Company which recently opened up next door the Black Cat Cafe in downtown has changed their plans slightly. They have decided to not have normal hours open to the public. They are approaching their business marketing by using social networking giant Facebook and the internet as their vehicle to reach the public. You can call or use the internet to communicate with them and order cakes for weddings and special events. They also plan on having monthly parties at their new location to sell specially themed cakes and cupcakes tied to the event of that month. They mentioned to us they are looking at doing something in the next couple of weeks geared toward St. Patrick’s day and will feature Easter and other holidays in the coming months.

New Pharmacy going in at 15th & Church Street: Auburn Pharmacy has rented the location that used to be Simple Simon’s Pizza.  According to Mike Burn’s, owner of the Auburn Pharmacy chain,  he said that he hopes to have his newest pharmacy open sometime in May. “We believe that there is room for two pharmacies in town and we hope to provide people an option here in Eudora instead of using pharmacies in Lawrence or other communities.  We want to help bring a lot of business back to Eudora from Lawrence.”   Burns grew up in the Eudora community and has always looked forward to bringing a pharmacy to serve the community where his family still lives. This will be the 15th pharmacy in the Auburn chain.

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