Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

EudoraFest Saturday

October 5, 2006

Don't panic if gunshots echo across CPA Park Saturday. You might find yourself staring eyeball to eyeball with a grizzled cowboy.

Take no care if less than 50 feet away a beauty pageant contestant lazily eats a caramel apple.

And yes, one might well see Eudora Mayor Tom Pyle with a microphone ushering everything along.

All these things will be on tap for the 2006 edition of EudoraFest ---- Eudora's 10th annual fall celebration.

The events start at 9 a.m. with a performance by the Eudora High School marching band and a rendition of the National Anthem by Biz Young.

"It's very good," Ed Young, Biz's father said at a final EudoraFest committee meeting Sept. 28.

Young recently won the Our Diamond Miss pageant at the state level and earned the right to host a local ODM event in Eudora. The pageant will start at 9:30 a.m. at the main stage in conjunction with the Little Miss Eudora Pageant.

The vendors will line Main Street and the car show will be in the parking lot of the Eudora Community Learning Center at Ninth and Main streets.

In addition to the car show and vendors, kids games provided by the Eudora Lions Club will begin.

Proceeds from game tickets will benefit the Eudora Statue project.

Among the attractions will be a moonwalk, beanbag game and a bowling-type game, Lions Club member Tom Tucker said.

Local volunteers from the Eudora High School chapter of the National Honor Society and Boy Scouts will help man the stations.

"We should have plenty of people to do the games," Lions Club member Bob Slapar said.

Also in CPA Park throughout the day, the Kansas River Gang will perform melodramatic re-enactments of life in the old West.

The Eudora City Fire department will provide safety information with help from 4Kids.org.

The Eudora Area Historical Society will also have a hand in EudoraFest events. Throughout the day the Eudora Historical Museum ---- located on the north end of the community learning center will be open. Also at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the society will lead house tours featuring old architecture, history and stories about early owners of houses on Church Street. The tours will leave from the north end of the learning center's parking lot.

At noon, festival patrons will be able to watch a stock garden tractor pull or hear more music from the EHS band.

At about 1 p.m., children will have a chance to have fun while listening to the songs of Alan Cunningham while fulfilling their sweet teeth during a cakewalk.

Later in the day, at 2:30 p.m. people will gather at the main stage for the annual talent show.

Two groups of performers ---- one for contestants younger than 13 and one for participants older than 13 -- will offer their best acts.

In year's past the acts have encompassed everything from comedy to band concerts to yodeling.

Each contestant will be in the running for prizes valued at a total of $225.

All EudoraFest events are scheduled to wrap up by 5 p.m.

Vendors will line Main Street and the car show will be in the parking lot of the Eudora Community Learning Center at Ninth and Main streets.

In addition to the car show and vendors, kids games provided by the Eudora Lions Club will begin.

Proceeds from game tickets will benefit the Eudora Statue project.

Among the attractions will be a moonwalk, beanbag game and a bowling-type game, Lions Club member Tom Tucker said.

Local volunteers from the Eudora High School chapter of the National Honor Society and Boy Scouts will help man the stations.

"We should have plenty of people to do the games," Lions Club member Bob Slapar said.

Also in CPA Park throughout the day, the Kansas River Gang will perform melodramatic re-enactments of life in the old West.

The Eudora City Fire department will provide safety information with help from 4Kids.org.

The Eudora Area Historical Society will also have a hand in EudoraFest events. Throughout the day the Eudora Historical Museum ---- located on the north end of the community learning center will be open. Also at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the society will lead house tours featuring old architecture, history and stories about early owners of houses on Church Street. The tours will leave from the north end of the learning center's parking lot.

At noon, festival patrons will be able to watch a stock garden tractor pull or hear more music from the EHS band.

At about 1 p.m., children will have a chance to have fun while listening to the songs of Alan Cunningham while fulfilling their sweet teeth during a cakewalk.

Later in the day, at 2:30 p.m. people will gather at the main stage for the annual talent show.

Two groups of performers ---- one for contestants younger than 13 and one for participants older than 13 -- will offer their best acts.

In year's past the acts have encompassed everything from comedy to band concerts to yodeling.

Each contestant will be in the running for prizes valued at a total of $225.

All EudoraFest events are scheduled to wrap up by 5 p.m.

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