MAY 2005 NEWSLETTER
Upcoming Festivals and Events
First Annual Tabouleh Festival on May 14. Don't miss
this incredible event that will host a tabouleh recipe contest, beauty
pagent, teen talent contest, music in the streets and more. See below
for more information or visit www.visitbristowok.com/special/taboulehfest.htm.
Wild Flower 5K Run on May 14. Participants can choose
to run or walk. Medals are awarded following event. See below for more
information or visit http://www.visitbristowok.com/events.htm
First Annual Route 66 Festival on June 4th. Will feature
the great combination of car show and mouth watering barbeque. See below
for contact information.
Route 66 Christian Motorcycle Rally July 1-3. Family
oriented Christian Rally with gospel singers and preachers. Located
at southeast corner of Route 66 and Milfay Road approximately 2 miles
west of Depew.
Famous Persons under Fun
Tom Paxton - This highly
acclaimed very influential folksinger moved to Bristow in 1948 when
he was ten and graduated from Bristow High. See Fun
Facts for more details.
Dennis Mansker - This
author of "A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam
War" humbly considers himself only "almost
famous". He lived with his parents on a dairy farm north of town
and went to Edison Elementary from 1951-1955, until moving away to
the Pacific Northwest when he was ten. To this day he has many pleasant
memories of what he considers his "home town". A copy of
his novel is in the Bristow Library and is soon to be a major motion
picture. See Fun
Facts for more details.
OLYMPIC STYLE BOXING CLUB - TRAINING AND BOXING MATCHES
- Coach Dennis Kendall is bringing the sport of amateur boxing to
Bristow. His Dog Pound Boxing Gym will train boxers from ages 8 to
16 and will host regional area competitions with other boxing clubs.
The boxing competitions will be held in Bristow and open to the public
for a nominal charge. Competition dates to be announced - watch for
Olympic Style Boxing
Dog Pound Boxing Gym - Bristow, OK
Male and Female Olympic Style
Boxing training; Member of USA Boxing, Inc., Oklahoma Association
Coach Dennis Kendall
Junior Olympic Training ......Ages 8-16
Novice Training...................Ages 17-34
Registration Opens April 11,
Boxing Training Begins May 2, 2005
Regional Area Boxing Match Dates to be announced.
NEW ROUTE 66 AREA ATTRACTION - Motorcross Track / Motor Cycle
Rally Grounds Underway - On 80 acres at the southeast corner
of Route 66 and Milfay Road west of Bristow and 2 miles
west of Depew, Charles Elliott is constructing a facility for motorcycle
rallies that will also house a motorcross track scheduled to be ready
for competition next year. It will include approximately 50 RV sites
and campsites for motorcyle riders and have a 30x40 stage. The first
rally is set for July 1-3 and will be a family oriented
Christian Rally with gospel singers and preachers.
May 14, 2005 – Tabouleh
May 14, 2005 - Wildflower
Participants can choose to run or walk. Medals
are awarded following event.
Days/Hours Open: 8am
Event Contact: Dr. Chip Cooper
Location: 7th & Main - Bristow, OK
May 19, 2005 - Annual
Registration begins at 7am, with the tour
beginning at 8am. Selected sites of agriculture interest will
be toured. Small charge for lunch.
General Info: Handicap
Event Contact: Teresa
Location: Mid America Stockyards - Bristow,
Jun 4, 2005 - Route 66
Festivities will include crafts and other
vendors, entertainment, kids games, car show, great food,
ice cream contest and much more.
Brad Robertson - 918-367-9645
Henry Primeaux - 918-367-3423
Location: Bristow Country Club - Bristow,
Jul 4, 2005 -
July Fourth Celebration
A reenactment of Washington crossing the
Delaware will be held at 7pm, with entertainment at the amphitheater
prior to fireworks.
General Info: Free Admission
Location: Lake Massena at City Park - Bristow,
Jul 1-3, 2005 -
Christian Motorcycle Rally
Family oriented Christian Rally with
gospel singers and preachers.
Location: Southeast corner of Route 66 and Milfay
Road approximately 2 miles west of Depew.
Event Contact: Charles Elliot
Aug 12 - 13,
2005 - Western Heritage Days
Parade and vendors featured.
General Info: Free Admission,
Event Contact: Brent Matherly
Location: Downtown - Bristow, OK
Aug 12 - 13,
2005 - IPRA Rodeo
Days/Hours Open: 8pm
Event Contact: Don or Margaret Garrison
Location: Rodeo Arena at All Sports Complex
- Bristow, OK