Head on out to the Neighborhood Organization Open House this Saturday, October 11! It is from 1-7pm at the PKP room in the Memorial Union at Emporia State University. The goal is to help Emporia have great neighborhood organizations, then to go to the next city and facilitate having neighborhoods that work together. Let’s be the start of change in America by being a model city.
The Emporia Police Department Benefit Assoc. is hosting a Zombie 5K run on Oct. 25th. Registration starts at 6 pm and the run starts at 7 pm. The starting and ending point is at the Brickyard (4th and Commercial / Merchant St). The Brickyard will be hosting a haunted house that night as well. Registration fee is $30.00. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee shirt size and color(due by October 10th). Registration forms can be found on the Emporia Police Benefit Board Facebook page, the Emporia Police Department Facebook page, at the Police Department and at various businesses in town. There will be shirts on site the day of the run for anyone who did not get their registration in by the 10th, but sizes and colors can not be guaranteed. Non participants can also purchase shirts by pre-order (Oct 10th deadline) or the day of the race for $20. To get a registration form, click here.
The annual Neosho Rapids Haunted House is October 24, 25, and 31. Tickets sales and concessions are from 6-11 p.m. at the community center. Hayrack rides to the haunted house begin at dusk. Tickets for the haunted house are $8. Receive a $1 off with a canned food donation. Children three and under are free. This event is sponsored by Neosho Rapids Lions Club, City of Neosho Rapids Community Projects and Lyon County Fire District #5. For more information, call Willie Smith at (620) 343-3926.
From Emporia, take I-35 east to Neosho Rapids exit 141. Go south three miles, cross the tracks, then turn right onto 6th Street. Continue west on 6th to the stop sign on Main. Turn left and drive two blocks to the community center.
Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a treat when the Friends of the Library host their Fall Book Sale, Saturday, October 25 through Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Emporia Public Library at 110 E 6th Avenue. Hours for the book Sale are Saturday, October 25 – from 11 am to 5 pm, Monday-Thursday, October 27-30 – from 9 am to 8 pm and Friday, October 31 from 9 am to 6 pm. For more information on the Book Sales call Joan Sheridan at 620-412-1480.
Neosho Rapids Elementary PTO will be holding a soup supper on Tuesday, November 4th from 5:00 to 7:00. This also happens to be election day. They will be serving chili, broccoli and cheese, and potato soup. The suggested price for the meal will be $5 and includes unlimited soups, a drink, and a dessert. There will be themed basket drawings from each classroom and games for the kids.
The Fourth Annual Friends of the Library Gingerbread Contest is coming in December. The entry forms and contest rules will available at the Emporia Public Library and online on Oct. 13. The entry forms will be due by Monday, December 8, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. The actual contest entries are due to the library by noon on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Entries must be pre-registered to be accepted. They will be judged and will be on display in the library from Thursday, December 11-Saturday, December 13 during regular library hours.
There are five categories this year. They include Youth through age 11 (these entries must be made of anything edible and may be kits, Youth 12-17, Adult, and Group must be made of gingerbread, unwrapped candy and other edible materials and must use no support materials such as styrofoam. Any type of structure is acceptable. This year we are adding a professional category. These must be made of gingerbread and edible materials as well. Specific rules will be available with the entry forms.
Prizes will be given to each category: under 12 will get $25, 12-17 will get $50, adult will get $50, and group will get $75. There will be also prizes for the Friend’s Choice Award of $100, the People’s Choice Award of $100, and the Professional category of $100. This year the Friend’s Choice award will be judged on how well the structure follows a literary theme. Patrons who visit the library and view the gingerbread structures will get to vote for their favorites to determine the People’s Choice Award.
In connection with this contest, the Children’s Library will have a special story time on Friday , December 12,, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Make plans now to make this a part of your Christmas season!