2022 Train Season is Here

We are currently scheduling private parties. $40 per hour. Call 620-412-3806 to schedule a train party.

The regular train schedule will begin June 1, 2022. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 6:30-8:30 pm. Thursday 9:00-11:00 am.

The Mini Train is Open!

The miniature train will open for the season on June 2. At this time, we are anticipating the river will not be out into the park.

The train will run it’s regular schedule Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings and Thursday mornings.

2019 chili cook off – fundraiser

Sertoma Chili Poster (1)

This is a chili cooking competition, three winners. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All cash prizes 50%, 30%, and 20% of entry fee receipts. Entry fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) payable to Sertoma of Emporia or PayPal button below and received before March 1st. Mail entry to P.O. Box 593 Emporia, Ks 66801. Each entrant needs to supply 16 Qt of ready to eat chili of choice for public to taste and judge. Sertoma will supply tables, electricity, you bring chili.
$10.00 entry for public taste all chili and one bowl of your favorite.
Radius Brewing will be serving beer for donations.
We may have other entertainment.
More information as it becomes available.:::
Will be held at FHTC:;::::::
We need to limit chili contestants to 20. Get your confirmation early::::::::::::::

Cooks Entry Ticket: PayPal button below:::

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Regular Train Runs: June-August

6:30-8:30 Pm: Wed., Sat., Sun.

9-11 Am Thursdays

Tel 620-412-3806

Schedule a private party: $40 per Hr

Please leave message, incl., date & time of party

Shelter reservation: 341-4365

Sertoma Communication Camp 2017

The first Emporia Sertoma Communication Day Camp is in the books. We are starting small and slow, it was a two part day camp Hosted and Managed by Camp Alexander. By all accounts it was a success and there is planing going on for a second Day Camp in July.      

There are  more pictures on the Sertoma of Emporia Face Book page.

Emporia Area Match Day


The Emporia Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the matching pool for the upcoming Match Day event will be $50,000. Once again, Clint Bowyer’s 79 Fund, Hopkins Foundation, Reeble Foundation, Trusler Foundation and the WS & EC Jones Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee have joined together to provide a significant matching pool to assist twenty-three different charitable organizations.

This one day of giving will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Flinthills Mall in Emporia from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Twenty-three (23) charitable organizations will be participating in this year’s event.

The Sertoma Miniature Train needs your donation to help with track repair this winter.

Additional 8 Organizations:

Arvonia Historic Preservation Society

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) – Lyon County

Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity

Friends of the Emporia Public Library

Keep It A Safe Summer (KISS) Taskforce

North Lyon County Youth Association (NLCYA)

Pioneer Bluffs

William Allen White Community Partnership, Inc.

Original 15 Organizations:

Sertoma Miniature Train

Chase County Care & Compassion

Emporia Celebrates the Flint Hills

Emporia Eastside Community Group

Emporia Municipal Band

Emporia Senior Center

Food for Students

Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter

Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow

Lyon County Crime Stoppers

Lyon County Department on Aging RSVP

Military Care Packages

Never Let Go Fund

Project TEEN – Flint Hills Community Health Center, Inc. 

What’s In Outdoors

On Match Day, donors may contribute to one or more of the participating charitable organizations through one donation. In turn, a cash grant, figured on a pro-rated basis, will be added to each participating organization totals for the day.

The community donated $78,050.76 to twenty organizations during the 2015 event. After adding in the matching money and prize grants, the total amount awarded to the participating organizations was $121,950.75. During our first event in 2014, the cumulative benefit of Match Day to fifteen area organizations was $61,432.98.