August 2005 NEWSLETTER

August Events:

  • Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - IPRA Rodeo
  • Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - Western Heritage Days
  • Aug 13 & 14 Military Vehicle and World War II Aircraft Rally

See Event Calendar below for more detail on all events.

NEW BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENT

    Patty's Route 66 Cafe
    (formerly Krackers)
    (918) 367-1220
    204 N Main St - Bristow, OK

    Hours: Open 6am to 7pm except
    Wed & Sun which are 6am to 2pm

    • New name
    • New owner
    • Same location
    • Same cook (new owner is the cook!)
    • Same good food and excellent service

Bristow's Hidden Treasures

Chrysler Plymout sign in Bristow, OKBristow has many hidden treasures in its midst. It's Route 66 Main Street is lined with historical buildings in a variety of shapes and sizes with each having its own story. Stop into any business and owners are happy to share the rich background story of their buildings.

Turning left on 9th Street and going a few blocks, you'll find the old Chrysler Plymouth sign.

 

 

 

 

 

Right below the Chrysler sign, is the old Chrysler Dealership, now used by Krumme Oil. It's beautiful light brick facade is complimented with bright blue art deco tiles.

Great Deal Varieties, on the corner of 9th and Route 66 Main Street, is a former gas station also with a beautiful art deco style facade. A great place to find that special something at a bargain price. Also has Route 66 items.

     

     

     

     

A more traditional style gas station is found on 6th Street. It's current use by the owners are weekend garage sales.

     

     

     

    This beautiful deer mural adorns the side of the Shooter's Shop located at the corner of Route 66 Main and 5th.

Just off Route 66 Main Street on 9th is the old Bristow Junior High building. Once slated to be torn down to make way for a new school, the site for Collins elementary was changed to a location nearer the current High School. This building now houses batting cages for indoor practice and is used for storage.

     

     

     

This painted advertisement on the side of the building on the corner of Route 66 Main Street and 8th is just one of many such signs in the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Holy Family Mural is on the back of St. Joseph's Church at 308 N. Elm Street, one block off Route 66 Main Street west on 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Calendar

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

Aug 12 - 13, 2005 - Western Heritage Days

    Each Night: Rodeo at 8pm

    Friday Night: Celebrity Stick Horse Race 7pm at Rodeo

    Saturday:

    • parade down town at 10am
    • children's games, turtle races, stick horse races
    • best dressed Cowkid or Indian
    • Stomp Dance Contest with Cash Prizes
    • Trophies for Best Riding Club, Wagons, Floats, Business with Best Western Attire (click here for Parade Registration Form)
    • Best Decorated Business Window Contest with FREE advertising in Bristow News to 1st, 2nd & 3rdPlace

    Contact Information:
    Location: Downtown - Bristow, OK
    Phone: 918-367-6833 or 918-367-2282

Aug 13 - 14, 2005 - FREE Military Show and Swap Meet - Largest Event of it's kind!

    Tulsa Military Vehicle Group presents 2nd Annual Rally & Swap Meet

    The event will include military vehicle static displays, maneuvers and a War World II military aircraft fly-in with parachutists and static displays. A Civil Air Patrol contingent and the Confederate Air Force will participate. There will be a demonstration by the Gluedobbers Association of remotely piloted aircraft. The event is scheduled to promote Jones Memorial Airport in Bristow and develop interest in a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organization. An objective is to draw attention to the airport as a home base for a chapter of the National Association of Military Vehicles and World War II Aircraft (Warbirds).

    Featuring:

    • Vehicles, Parts, Accessories, Militaria and more!
    • Vintage Military Aircraft (100 anticipated)
    • Military Vehicles
    • Reenactors
    • Tulsa Glue Dobbers remote control aircraft demos (www.TulsaGlueDobbers.com)
    • No live weapons or ammo

    General Info: Free Admission, Concessions Available
    Hours: Sat. Aug 13 - 9am-5pm / Sun. Aug 14 - 10am-3pm
    Location: Bristow Jones Memorial Airport, Southwest of Bristow (map)
    Contact: June Hurst, Bristow Chamber Director
    Phone: 918-367-5151
    Flyer: http://www.okieweb.com/tmvgswapmeet/

    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.

    For more information 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

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:

    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

    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:
    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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