MAY 2005 NEWSLETTER

What's New...

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.

New Fun Facts

Famous Persons under Fun Facts:

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.

Bristow Buzz...

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 dates under
www.visitbristowok.com/events.htm

Kendall's Olympic Style Boxing
(918) 367-1710
Dog Pound Boxing Gym - Bristow, OK
www.VisitBristowOK.com/entertainments.htm
Male and Female Olympic Style Boxing training; Member of USA Boxing, Inc., Oklahoma Association Club #24

Coach Dennis Kendall
Junior Olympic Training ......Ages 8-16
Novice Training...................Ages 17-34

Registration Opens April 11, 2005
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.

Event Calendar

2005 - May
May 14, 2005 Tabouleh Festival
May 14, 2005 - Wildflower 5K Run

    Participants can choose to run or walk. Medals are awarded following event.

    Days/Hours Open: 8am
    Event Contact: Dr. Chip Cooper
    Contact Information:
    Location: 7th & Main - Bristow, OK 74010
    Phone: 918-367-5531

May 19, 2005 - Annual Agricultural Tour

    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 Accessible
    Event Contact: Teresa

    Contact Information:
    Location: Mid America Stockyards - Bristow, OK 74010
    Phone: 918-367-2113
    email: creekccd@okcc.state.ok.us

2005 - June
Jun 4, 2005 - Route 66 Celebration

    Festivities will include crafts and other vendors, entertainment, kids games, car show, great food, ice cream contest and much more.

    Event Contacts:
    Brad Robertson - 918-367-9645
    Henry Primeaux - 918-367-3423
    Location: Bristow Country Club - Bristow, OK 74010

2005 - July
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

Contact Information:
Location: Lake Massena at City Park - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-367-5151
website: http://www.bristowok.org

Nearby:

Jul 1-3, 2005 - Christian Motorcycle Rally

Family oriented Christian Rally with gospel singers and preachers.

Contact Information:
Location:
Southeast corner of Route 66 and Milfay Road approximately 2 miles west of Depew.
Event Contact: Charles Elliot

 

2005 - August
Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - Western Heritage Days

Parade and vendors featured.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Event Contact: Brent Matherly

Contact Information:
Location: Downtown - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-367-3318
Fax: 918-367-9571

Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - IPRA Rodeo

Days/Hours Open: 8pm
Event Contact: Don or Margaret Garrison

Contact Information:
Location: Rodeo Arena at All Sports Complex - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-367-3469
Fax: 918-367-5151

         




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