Archive for Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday events fill upcoming weekend

December 3, 2009

There will be several ways this weekend to welcome the holiday season.

The events kick off Saturday when Eudora Chamber of Commerce will have its holiday homes tour and the Eudora Holiday Extravaganza.

The Eudora Historical Society will have its Holiday Homes tour Sunday.

The Chamber’s homes tour will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The tour will feature homes throughout the area including those of John and Jen Fiore, Richard and Janet Campbell and Rob and Sue Howig, among others.

The old Holy Family Catholic Church building, 311 E. Ninth St., also will be open and will have on display various items from its 150-year history. The displays will be taken down after the weekend.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are $10 and will come with a map and directions to each home. Proceeds will go to the Eudora Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.

Tickets for the homes tour are available at Mateo Chiropractic, 1402 Church St.; Amy Durkin’s law office, 702 Main St.; Eudora City Hall, 4 E. 7th St.; Heads and Nails Family Salon, 713 main St.; and Byrne’s Pharmacy, 101 10th St.

The Eudora Holiday Extravaganza, which is free, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.

Call the Eudora Chamber of Commerce (785) 542-1234 for more information on the homes tour or holiday extravaganza.

Santa will arrive on his sleigh at about 5:30 p.m. and children will be able to visit him. In addition to Santa visits, the downtown lighting ceremony and carols lead by the Eudora High School choir, there also will be a silent auction for Christmas trees decorated by about

10 businesses.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Angel Tree, which is a gift-giving program for needy families.

From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Eudora Historical Society will have its holiday homes tour.

The self-guided tour will include the Pilla House, 614 Main St.; Salem Chapel, 718 Church St.; The old Methodist Parsonage, 715 Church St.; and the Carl Gerstenberger house, 1039 Church St.

Punch, cookies and coffee also will be served at the historical society, which is on the north side of the Eudora Community Learning Center.

Tickets, which are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the tour, can be purchased at Kaw Valley Bank or by calling Glenn Wineinger at (785) 542-2210.

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