Emporia Area Match Day

Sertoma Train

Specific Need

The miniature train has become a tradition where parents and children look forward to gather and create memories.  Maintaining the mini train, tracks, and miniature station bring up many costs; donations collected during Match Day will help with the upkeep and repairs of the mini train.


The mission of the Sertoma club is: SERvice TO MAnkind.  The Emporia Sertoma club works to provide scholarships, assistance, and service to the Emporia community.


Sertoma's mini train was established in 1958 as part of a major amusement park that was never completed.  In 2001, the Sertoma Club of Emporia took over the responsibility of the train.  Since then, Sertoma Club has repaired and restored the mini train and its tracks.  To make the experience more realistic, the club also rennovated the train station from where they can sell snacks and tickets for the train ride.


Sertoma Club of Emporia was chartered on January 23, 1925, with membership open to all who wish to join.

Sertoma is a not-for-profit civic organization with community minded members in our service clubs across North America.

For more than 100 years, mankind has been served by a special family of volunteers, originally known as Co-Operators, and now as Sertomans.


Sertomans donate their time in many ways, from operating the miniature train to installing flags.  Sertoma’s involvement to the community it's not limited to running the train and putting smiles on the children of Emporia but also with education by providing scholarships to young Emporians. 


The Emporia Miniature Train has been a landmark in Emporia for 60 years.  Currently operated by the Emporia Sertoma Club, the train provides entertainment for children of all ages.  The train is open to the public from June to September. It is also available for private parties throughout the year.  

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P.O. Box 593
Emporia KS 66801
Phone: 620-412-3806

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