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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Advance Purchase of Tickets for Dirty Kanza 200 Pasta Palooza event ends Friday

Deadline for purchase of Dirty Kanza 200 Pasta Palooza tickets at the advance rate of $10 (all you can eat spaghetti) is this Friday, May 24, at noon. Purchase them online at or from Tracy Simmons at the Emporia Farmers Market office at 701 Commercial, up the stairs.

DK200 riders are invited, as well as any community members who would like a chance to meet and dine with those who are coming to Emporia from all corners of the US for this exciting event. This is the third year that the Emporia Farmers Market will be hosting this event in conjunction with the Dirty Kanza 200 bike race. It has become the market's largest fundraising event of the year.

The Pasta Palooza will take place at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 828 Commercial in Emporia on Friday, May 31. Meals will be served from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Cost of tickets purchased in advance is $10 for all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and salad. Garlic bread and cookies will also be served. Tickets will be sold at the door, with no guarantee for numbers available, for $12 each.

For more information, contact market manager, Tracy Simmons, at 620-343-6555 or email