Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Robin Forpahl is Guest Speaker  

Located downtown in El Dorado, Robin’s is a well-known and popular women’s apparel store.  What may not be as well-known is the story behind Robin Forpahl’s success in business and life.  

Robin Forpahl, owner of Robin’s, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

On May 6th, Forpahl will be this year’s guest speaker at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.  She will be sharing her testimony of how faith helped her overcome an addictive time in her life and brought her to celebrating 19 years in business in El Dorado.

According to Jean Plummer, the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Chairman, “The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is an annual event hosted by the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce celebrating the National Day of Prayer.  El Dorado Mayor Bill Young, encourages all to come celebrate this day with each other.” 

The breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. at the Civic Center.  Tickets are $12 per person and reservations should be made in advance, at the Chamber office located at 201 E. Central; by calling 316-321-3150; or by e-mail at

Observation of the National Day of Prayer will continue with prayer around the Flagpole at the Butler County Courthouse at 12 p.m.

Both events are open to the public as an opportunity for the community to gather together to share spiritual blessings.

Sweet Success

El Dorado Chamber Hosts Chocolate Crawl

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce planned the first ever Chocolate Crawl for February 13th but due to the extremely low temperatures brought on by the Polar Vortex, the event was rescheduled for March 6th and crawlers were not disappointed. 

Wade and Peggy Graber shopping downtown while chocolate crawling.

With a bright, clear day and temperatures climbing into the 60’s, downtown El Dorado was alive with pedestrian traffic as participants made their way into local businesses to sample the chocolate treats. 

A family take a break to enjoy treats in District 142.

Twenty-one (21) business locations throughout El Dorado volunteered to be “chocolate stops” and each provided sweet treats with several businesses handing out gift bags with their treats.  Participants were given a passport-like ticket that had the names and locations of chocolate stops printed on the back.  As they went from location to location, the ticket would be checked off by each business.  

Stephen and Lindsay Mills, owners, Famers Insurance

“I thought the Chocolate Crawl was a success,” said Cameo Rector El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Director.  “It not only provided the Chamber with additional operating funds but as I was crawling myself.” 

Roxanne Jones of Flour Power Bakery hosted a pop-up in District 142

According to Rector, the goal of the Chamber Chocolate Crawl was to increase exposure of El Dorado’s business community and show what they have to offer.   

Chocolate Crawlers with their passport tickets.

“My hope for this event was to provide community involvement that was enjoyable while also bringing value to our businesses owners,” said Rector. 

Janell Crenshaw, left, owner of Shelter Insurance with her Assistant Lindsey Stalker.

“After the event, a participant reached out to me and said she had so much fun with her daughter and granddaughter,” said Rector.  “Not only did they get to spend time together and gather lots of great chocolate items, they found some new businesses they didn’t know existed.” 

Briana Dawson, owner of Bakery 177

“I would like to thank both the businesses owners and chocolate crawlers for their participation and involvement,” said Rector.  “I am excited for the potential this event has to offer and we hope to continue it.”

Chamber Chocolate Crawl

Sweet Treats as Fundraiser

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce is hosting their inaugural “Chocolate Crawl” on Saturday, February 13, 2021, with the event being sponsored by Graphic Concepts, Inc.

“The chocolate crawl is a fundraising initiative for the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce that supports our local businesses,” said Cameo Rector, El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Director.

Touted as the sweetest thing ever, the “Chocolate Crawl” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating area businesses. During that time, attendees will travel from business to business, while satisfying their sweet tooth. The act of crawling on hands and knees is not recommended.

“Chocolate locations will be revealed at the time of ticket purchase,” said Rector. That’s part of the fun, kind of like a speakeasy. You need a ticket to learn the locations.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the El Dorado Chamber office located at 201 E. Central. Additionally, tickets can be purchased by calling 316-321-3150 or by sending an email to ​

Ticket sales end Friday, February 12th at 4 p.m.