JULY 2005 NEWSLETTER

What's New...

EVENTS (see details below under Event Calendar):
  • Jul 3, 2005 - July Fourth Celebration
  • Jul 1-3, 2005 - Christian Motorcycle Rally

NEW BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Let them know you heard about them through VisitBristowOK

Like being at Grandma's without Grandma

Right on Route 66 / 424 Roland. If you're going to be cruising through town, be sure to call ahead and reserve a stay in this new addition to Bristow.

http://hummelhideawayhomes.visitbristowok.com

Hummel
Hide-A-Way Homes

"Cozy Cottages on Route 66"

Cozy cottage sleeps up to 6 people. Rents by the night or by the week. A continental breakfast is available. Unit has a washer and dryer. Pet & Kid friendly with an old pump organ and games.

$99.00 (plus tax) per night for 2 guests
$119.00 (plus tax) per night for 3 or more
includes continental breakfast

For Availability and Reservations
918-367-1192

NEW ATTRACTION:

Coyote Bluff Family Archery Range
918-367-3262 Darrel or 918-367-3234 Garrel
3 miles south on 48 Hwy then just short of 1 mile East on 261st
located on North side of the road - marked with big sign
34161 W. 261st Street South - Bristow, OK

  • Certified with the Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
  • Official McKenzie target dealer
  • Archery supply line by deer season 2005
  • Host of competition shoots
  • Range features 20 stations of 3-D targets - raccoon, African lion, bobcats, deer, antelope, turkey and alligator.
  • Children welcome - children archery events
  • Concession stand on site with snacks, pop and water
  • Prize shoots and jackpot shoots
  • Archery classes and beginner safety

 

FEATURED ATTRACTIONS:

These delightful fowl are a focal point in the beautifully landscaped yard of Mid America Stockyard owner Mrs. Varner.

Mid America
Stockyards
North on Hwy 16 - Bristow, OK

This livestock "sale barn" owned by the Varner family has been serving the Bristow area for many many years.

It's primary function is selling livestock. Horses are sold at auction every other Monday night and cattle every Saturday. For many, it's a family tradition to attend, weaving through the stock pens hunting for an animal they might want to bid on. The rest of the eveing is spent waiting for their pick to come up for bids listening to the sing-song of the auctioneer through out the day or into the night until the last animal is sold.

Also featured is an onsite "feed store" that sells all manner of items to care for a variety of farm livestock including cattle, horses, rabbits, dogs, cats, and others.

The restaurant is open only on Fridays but draws a crowd from all over to dine.

Announcements:

Coppedge Pharmacy built by Dr. Coppedge is one of Depew's most historical downtown buildings and the most endangered. The Coppedge home, now a private residence sits just behind. The Hospital where Dr. Coppedge treated patients is across from his residence. It has been converted to a home and is currently for sale.

Entry of the The Depew, the only remains of the town movie theater. Sitting benches have been proposed for the area.

Town's original Post Office on the corner adjacent to Spangler's Grocery. It still has the original vault. Local lore has it that Pretty Boy Floyd stood inside casing the Bank across the street although he never robbed it. It is rumored he visited the town often to seek the discreet services of Dr. Coppedge who purportedly had a soft spot for outlaws.

Depew Downtown
Historical Building Cleanup
August 6, 2005

Depew's main street is a 1920s segment of the original alignment of Route 66 lined with early statehood buildings. It's the genuine road as it was put down in the 20s. Public Works Director, Jason Tinsley, proudly indicates "it is the original concrete, with no asphalt overlayment and will never be overlaid."

June 27, downtown business and property owners met with City Officials to discuss plans for revitalizing the buildings to save them from abatement and demolition.

Route 66 Association Eastern Vice President, Emily Priddy gave a presentation on historical districts and provided an informative "Helping Hands" preservation guide listing resources for historical preservation and ideas for its use in economic development.

August 6 was set as a volunteer clean up day to remove debris, trim grass, weeds, paint, board windows and generally improve the downtown appearance.

Assisting with the cleanup will be members of Depew's All Volunteer Fire Department which has an upcoming 90 year anniversary on August 9.

If you would like to offer your hands or supplies to help on the Depew Downtown Historical Clean-Up day, contact:

Linda Spangler of Spangler's Grocery
918-324-5472

Diona Marker, Acting Mayor
918-324-5695

Emily Priddy, Eastern Vice President
Oklahoma Route 66 Association
918-445-7495

Donations of paint and supplies can be made through the Route 66 Association for tax credits.

Watch for more information in next month's newsletter and on the Events calendar.

 

 

Event Calendar

2005 - July
Jul 3, 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. Absolutely no alcohol, no guns, no glass, no attitudes and no dogs.

  • Bike Show on Saturday
  • Mud Wrestling
  • Poker Run
  • Bike Games
  • Prizes
  • Sunday morning services
  • Fireworks Display July 3rd
  • RV hookups
  • Free Tent Camping
  • Hot Showers
  • Plenty of Shade
  • Live Music
  • Special guest

Contact Information:
Location:
Southeast corner of Route 66 and Milfay Road approximately 2 miles west of Depew.
Admission: $25 16 and over, $10 15 to 4 yrs old, 3 and under free; Under 15 adult supervision required
Event Contact: Charles Elliot
Phone: 918-367-7895
Website: www.66rally.com

2005 - August
Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - IPRA Rodeo

Days/Hours Open: 8pm
Event Contact: Al Hutchins

Contact Information:
Location: Rodeo Arena at All Sports Complex - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-324-5190

Nearby:

Aug 6, 2005 - Depew Downtown Cleanup

Helping hands volunteers from the community and supportive organizations will gather at 9 a.m. to clean up the Historical Downtown Route 66 Main Street and Buildings removing debris, trimming grass, weeds, painting, boarding up broken windows and general improvement of the downtown appearance.

Watch for more information in next month's newsletter and on the Events calendar.

Or contact one of the below for more information:

Linda Spangler of Spangler's Grocery
918-324-5472

Diona Marker, Acting Mayor
918-324-5695

Emily Priddy, Eastern Vice President
Oklahoma Route 66 Association
918-445-7495

 

2005 - September

Sep 3, 2005 - Car, Truck and Bike Show

Entertainment, blues band, crafts, vendors and food also planned.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Days/Hours Open: 9am-4pm
Event Contact: Phil or Sherry Elias

Contact Information:
Location: Main Street - Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-367-0111
email: bristowcc@sbcglobal.net
website: http://www.bristowok.org

Sep 17, 2005 - Nuyaka Creek Harvest Fest

Festivities include wine tastings, vineyard tours, music, crafts, food, and a one mile health walk. Enjoy our country setting where wildlife viewing opportunities abound.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Days/Hours Open: Noon-7pm
Event Contact: Dianne Jones

Contact Information:
Location: Nuyaka Creek Winery - Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-756-7568
email: nuyaka@earthlink.net
website: http://www.nuyakacreek.com

Nearby:

Nearby:

Sep 30 - School Day at Stroud King Arthur Faire

Education by Demonstration featuring:

  • Writing Contest
  • Art Contest
  • Meet Oklahoma Author Gloria Harchar
  • Murder Mystery

For details on these activities see: http://www.angelfire.com/realm3/thevillageofcarlisle/

All in the midst of this outdoor themed faire reenacting the historical and legendary reign of King Arthur. Costumed characters, live jousting, human combat chess match, artisans and crafters, music, dancing, kids activities and games.

Admission: $7 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under.
General Info: Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Group Rates, Tour Bus Parking
Event Hours: 10:30am-6pm
Projected Attendance: 4,000
Event Contact: David Timmons
Phone: 918-968-0459
E-mail: wnp@brightok.net
Website: www.kingarthurfaire.com

2005 - October

Oct 31, 2005 - Halloween on Main Street

Downtown businesses hand out candy to the youngsters during this holiday event.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Days/Hours Open: 5:30-6:30pm
Event Contact: Kala Varner

Contact Information:
Location: Main Street - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-367-5344
Fax: 918-367-5151

Nearby:

Oct 1 & 2, 2005 - King Arthur Fair
Sep 30 - School Day

Outdoor themed faire reenacting the historical and legendary reign of King Arthur. Costumed characters, live jousting, human combat chess match, artisans and crafters, music, dancing, kids activities and games.

Admission: $6 adults, $4 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under.
General Info: Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Group Rates, Tour Bus Parking
Event Hours: 10:30am-6pm
Projected Attendance: 4,000
Event Contact: David Timmons
Phone: 918-968-0459
E-mail: wnp@brightok.net
Website: www.kingarthurfaire.com

2005 - December

Dec 1 - 31, 2005 - Festival of Lights

Christmas displays during the holiday season.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Dusk-10pm

Contact Information:
Location: Main Street & City Park - Bristow, OK
Phone: 918-367-5151
email: bristowcc@sbcglobal.net
website: http://www.bristowok.org

Dec 1, 2005 - Christmas Parade

Parade begins at 7pm in Wal-Mart parking lot (at Hwy 16 & 66), and continues down to 4th St. Following the parade, Santa will be at the Depot to visit with the children and hand out candy.

General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Days/Hours Open: 7pm
Event Contact: June Hurst

Contact Information:
Location: Citywide - Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-367-5151
Fax: 918-367-5151
email: bristowcc@sbcglobal.net
website: http://www.bristowok.org



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