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2010-09-24 | District stadium dedication to honor local legacies

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010


The public is invited to a special dedication ceremony for the new Eudora District Stadium, which was completed earlier this month. The short ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 and will take place near the 50-yard line on the field.


"It is with great pride that we look to the opportunities that this new stadium will afford our students and community for years to come," said Superintendent Don Grosdidier. "This dedication is also an important occasion to recognize the past contributions of D.E. Kerr and Don Laws."


Kerr and Laws are namesakes of the district's two former athletic fields. Laws taught and coached at Eudora Junior-Senior High from 1971 to 1992. Kerr was principal of EHS from 1942 to 1966 and also served as mayor of Eudora from 1967 to 1976. While both men are deceased, members of the Kerr and Laws family have been invited to participate in the ceremony.


Grosdidier added that the stadium project has been completed, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many individuals.


"From the school board and staff to the city and county officials," he said, "this project has overcome odds all along the way. The people who made this stadium happen are people who could look past today and see the benefits the stadium will bring to our community over the next many years. Our community has so many reasons to be proud of that vision."


Following the dedication ceremony, the Eudora Cardinals will take on the Anderson County Bulldogs in a Homecoming match-up. A game ticket is required to attend the dedication ceremony; tickets may be purchased that evening at the gate.