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Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

Eudora celebrates sesquicentennial

October 5, 2007

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Two days of festivities are scheduled to kick off today in Eudora to celebrate the town's 150th birthday and annual EudoraFest.

Events begin at 6 p.m. today and continue through Saturday.

Today, free cake and ice cream will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the CPA Park Shelter in downtown Eudora. A $2 buffalo burger meal will also be served.

Two bands will perform for street dances beginning at 7 p.m. The "Michael Beers Band" will play until 11 p.m. at Ninth and Maple streets. The band will be interrupted at 8:30 p.m. for a fireworks show. At 11 p.m., the "Come Ascendancy" band will perform until midnight at the CPA Park gazebo.

Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. and are combined with the annual EudoraFest festival, also in downtown Eudora. Morning events include a car show, children's carnival games, and the Miss EudoraFest and Our Diamond Miss Pageant.

At noon, the Eudora statue, sculpted by Lawrence artist Jim Brothers, will be unveiled in the northeast corner of CPA Park. The bronze statue depicts the town's founder and his daughter, Eudora Fish, the town's namesake. The unveiling will be followed by the 150th time capsule ceremony.

For a complete list of events, visit www.eudoranews.com/section/sesquicentennial_1857-2007 or call the city offices at 542-2153.

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