Block party, Relay successful
A word of thanks is due the Eudora Community for making the block party here in Eudora at the beginning June to support the American Cancer Society Relay For Life a nice event for those who attended. It was a fun event for a cause that we continue to support.
Even though the crowd was small, everyone enjoyed food from Cutter's Smokehouse, courtesy of Dan Strimple and staff, music provided by Daren Pippert as well as games and trivia for both children and adults. Broers Flower Shop was kind enough to blow up almost 100 balloons to decorate the tables, which added to the festive atmosphere. Special thanks are also due the individuals who planned the event as well as those who showed up to help that evening.
In addition to Cutter's Smokehouse and Broers Flower Shop, three corporate donors -- Shepard Plumbing, I.O.O. F No. 42 and the Eudora Nursing Center -- made generous donations of approximately $790 to support the teams who participated in the Relay in Baldwin City June 16.
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Abel was team captain for a group of high-energy middle school girls who contributed funds as well as lots of enthusiasm to the Relay in Baldwin City, and another Eudora team composed of people from the community also participated in the walk.
A last thank you goes to Baldwin Relay chair Susan England and her committee who were so gracious and welcoming to the participants from Eudora.
Hearing our own Kim Scherman from Eudora sing the National Anthem to kick off the event and God Bless America later in the evening helped us feel at home, but for those of us who had participated in the Relay here in Eudora for so many years, it was a bittersweet moment.
Marilyn Laws Porter