Archive for Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Eudora to celebrate 100th CPA Picnic Thursday

July 23, 2008, 2:31 p.m. Updated July 23, 2008, 11:51 p.m.


Events schedule

Here is a brief listing of some of the highlights from the planned three-day CPA Picnic in Eudora:


Carnival opens 6 p.m.


CPA Golf Tournament, Eagle Bend Golf Course, Lawrence, 8 a.m. Golfers should arrive by 7:30 a.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church food booth opens, 4 p.m.

Children's Parade, 7 p.m. Registration starts at 6:15 p.m. at City Park, across the street from City Hall at Seventh and Main streets.

No motorized street vehicles are allowed, and the parade committee will make the final decision on all entries.

Call Dirk Lehmann at 542-2189 for information.

Live music at CPA Park gazebo,

8 p.m.


Children's pool activities, Eudora Community Aquatic Center, 1 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church food booth opens, 4 p.m.

Grand parade, 7 p.m. Registration beginning at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Laws Stadium.

Because of the downtown beautification project, the parade will end just past CPA Park at Ninth and Main streets. Call Lehmann at 542-2189 for information.

Live music at CPA Park gazebo,

8 p.m.

— Eudora's CPA Picnic will celebrate its 100th year when festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday with carnival rides and games in downtown Eudora.

CPA President Jerry Trober said although construction on the city's downtown beautification project will present some challenges, everything would be business as usual.

"We'll work around the construction," he said. "As long as the kids have fun, that's all that matters."

The three-day event draws people from throughout the region.

"A lot of people that come are small-town people or are coming back for their class reunion," said Trober, who has been in charge of organizing the event for the last 20 years.

CPA stands for Central Protective Association or Cattleman's Protective Association, depending on whom you ask. The annual event began as a picnic to honor members of a group that protected Eudora from cattle rustlers and horse thieves in the late 1800s.

Proceeds from the event go to various groups throughout Eudora.

"Every penny that we make we give back to the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the churches. If it's a nonprofit organization in Eudora, we donate money to them," Trober said.


kansas1958 9 years, 7 months ago

toe : What is wrong with you ? this is a good picnic and lots of good hard working people go to it , so why dont you come to it and tell everyone there you think its just a bean counting fest and you mite not like the out come !

Tony Kisner 9 years, 7 months ago

Toe - old CPA joke,You know how to tell a CPA from and Engineer at a picnic? The CPA's will at least look at other people's shoes.

Bandwife75 9 years, 7 months ago

If you are in town for the CPA stop on down at DC Custom Crafted Cycles and listen to the music of Incident Report from 11am- 2pm and also visit our other locally owned downtown businesses,

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