Archive for Thursday, July 1, 2004

Looking forward to the Fourth

Eudora ready to celebrate Independence Day

July 1, 2004

The Fourth of July celebration in Eudora this year will be a pared-down event of basic fireworks-and-food festivities. The event runs from about 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday on the grounds near Eudora Middle School, 2635 Church St.
A fireworks show, produced as per tradition by the Hoover family, is expected to begin about dusk and last less than an hour. Visitors can bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating on the soccer field near the middle school, where parking will be available.
Recreation Director Bobby Arnold said the event would also include concessions of hamburgers, hotdogs and other traditional fare. Proceeds will benefit the Shriners organization. Arnold said Rex Burkhardt would be DJ for the evening.
Those attending the celebration are asked not to bring and shoot off their own fireworks at the event.
Eudorans are allowed to shoot fireworks between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and between 7 a.m. and midnight Sunday. Eudora Fire Chief Spencer McCabe said it was illegal in Eudora to shoot fireworks in the street or under cars, but public parks are OK.
McCabe also said any firework on a stick -- such as a bottle rocket -- was illegal.

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