Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

April 24, 2014

Footloose Fest offers a full day for visitors

4th annual festival Saturday in Elmore City

emann@pvdemocrat.com — The tradition that has made Elmore City a household name, begins at 8 a.m. with activities all day long.

The Elmore City Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event for the first time. First year Chamber President Amy Shebester couldn’t be more thrilled.

“We have it packed full every 15 minutes,” said Shebester. “This year the chamber took over the whole thing, but city still helps tremendously.

“Last year we had about 3,500 people. We hope to increase by at least a thousand this time around.”

Shebester welcomes people to check out the fun.

Registration for Hauling for a Cure 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. The local version of Relay for Life starts at 8 a.m. at the Elmore City Lake.

Shebester has been a fan since participating in the first 5K run. She remembers walking the 5K together with family and friends. She quickly grew to love how much everyone contributed as community.

“It’s where we’re proud to be from… I feel like we help the community and the businesses,” said Shebester. “Me personally, it’s a way to give back to my community.”

“I feel it has outgrown just being a celebration of a lifted ban on dancing.”

Visitors can start the day with the local Cub Scout group. They are hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the community center.

Official activities get going with the opening of the festival at 10 a.m. with music by Mrya and Company.

Shebester noted how there is something for all ages.

Games like the 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. sack race for kids as well as a Beard Growing Contest at 11:15 a.m. and a hot dog eating contest at 12:30 p.m. for adults.

Shebester’s favorite event is Lawnmower racing, which will be held at 3 p.m. this time around. People can register to participate Saturday for $5.

For those looking for the dancing scene, there will be contests throughout the day. The official festival dance begins at 5 p.m. with DJ Pro and DJ Buff.

Food and craft vendors will be spread out up and down the main street. Most of the activities will take place near the community center and city hall.

All proceeds go to chamber to help with events throughout the year.

“We just really enjoy it, it’s a family event,” said Shebester. “I don’t worry about my kids. It brings our community together. We can relax have a good time … not have stress of everyday life.”

Other events set for that day:

• Kids 3 Legged Race Contest at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

• Hula Hoop Contest at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

• Pie Eating Contest at 11:45 a.m.

• Car Show: Registration at 9 a.m., judging at 10 a.m., followed by parade at 2:15 p.m.

• Art Show: Entries due at 10 a.m., judging at 11 a.m. and Winners announced at 1 p.m.

• Queen/Princess Contest at 1:30 p.m. Candidates have been selling tickets to see who is crowned for both. Visitors can buy a chance to win a grill or a fire pit before the contest time.

• Citizen Of The Year Ceremony at noon. The winner for that is J.R. McCaskill.

• Dance Contests: Chicken Dance at 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Wop Dance at 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. The Twist at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Electric Slide at 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wobble at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Cupid Shuffle at 11:30 and 2:20 p.m. Copperhead Road at 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Sydney’s Art in Motion at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Free Concert Featuring Bo Phillips Band at 9 p.m.

• There will also be event T-shirts available for sale.

For more information call Shebester at 405-207-4583 or at the chamber office, 580-788-2884.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Winners plentiful at peach festival

    With no shortage of visitors making the Stratford Peach Festival a summer destination, it was a win-win situation for all parties this past weekend.

    July 24, 2014

  • Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck

               

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Search on for new 911 boss

    The search for a replacement is now on after it was announced the coordinator of Garvin County’s 911 center is stepping down.

    July 24, 2014

  • Stratford Peach Festival 2014 PeachFest draws big crowd

    Unseasonably comfortable weather, a day full of family fun and one of the best fruit crops in recent years. Mix that together and you have one of the best-attended Stratford Peach Festival’s on record.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Evening in the Valley’ set

    It might still be summer but some in Pauls Valley already have an eye on a new school year right around the corner.

    July 23, 2014

  • PV City meetings set for 6 tonight

    The Pauls Valley City Council, PV Hospital Authority and Municipal Authority have set their meetings at city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • DHS Caregiver Awards Love of client pales next to awards

    On any given day one can find a good story about caregivers going the extra mile to meet the needs of acutely disabled individuals.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brain Tumor Fundraiser Life battle leads to higher calling

    A Pauls Valley woman’s battle with a brain tumor has led her to what could turn out to be a higher calling.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Na na na na na na na BAT KID Big birthday salute to Batman

    The Dark Knight, better known as the superhero Batman, will soon get a special salute in Pauls Valley for his birthday.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • PVGH ready to dive into community interaction

    The biggest developments at Pauls Valley General Hospital continue to be the big moves and purchases necessary to bring the facility up to date.

    July 18, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Stocks
Facebook