Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2004

Burgers, fries raising dough for Eudora EMS workers

September 23, 2004

Eudora EMS workers may be used to rushing around, but not usually with burgers and fries in hand. But local emergency personnel will be doing just that Saturday when they raise money by car hopping at a local fast food joint.
Eudora EMS workers will be serving customers from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Sonic Drive-In, 1420 Church St., with tips benefiting the non-profit organization that serves the city of Eudora and Eudora Township.
Although the city boosted more money for training EMS personnel and for purchasing equipment in next year's budget, the $15,000 budgeted amount won't be available until 2005.
In the meantime, Amy Miller of Eudora EMS said the funds raised from car hopping would likely go to purchasing more uniforms for the nearly dozen volunteers. They take turns being on duty 24 hours a day all week to respond to medical emergencies the area.
Miller said Eudora EMS would also welcome cash donations. Last year, the fund-raising event netted about $500 for the group, she said.
In addition to dining, Saturday's visitors will also have the chance to see between 20 and 30 racing automobiles from the area and from Eudorans like Tom Taylor, Dan Wilcox, Kevin Miller and Roger Broers.
Amy Miller said visitors could participate in a drawing for a DVD/VCR player, and those participating in the car show were eligible for separate drawings thanks to donations from Eudora and Lawrence businesses.
Those wanting to display a vehicle in the car show Saturday are asked to call Miller at 542-1938.

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