May 13, 2017
Another exciting Founder’s Day celebration has come and gone. Some photos by Marea Breedlove are available below:
Winners of the different contests of the day will be posted here as the information becomes available! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our town!
Sister Sweets Donut-Eating Contest
Sister Sweets Hay Scramble
Everyone was a winner!
LG Animal Clinic Dog Show
Best in Show: Murphy Holman
Best Costume: Rudy Morrow
1st, Sunshine Thompson
2nd, Olaff Crisp
3rd, Lula Elliott
1st, Gunner Rowland
2nd place, Rubble Crisp
3rd place, Zeus Rowbotham
1st, Murphy Holman
2nd, Benson Beshears
3rd, Heidi Wagnon.
Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry/Rummage Store Chalk Art Contest
1st, Adeline Yates
2nd, Kyerah Eglian
3rd, Eleanor Yates
1st, Bella Williams
2nd Zayne Yoder
3rd, Lali Kingfisher
4th, Max Burger
5th Kylee Tugmon
6th, Hannah Coffelt
1st, Mackenzie Newton
2nd, Brianna Larson
3rd, Emma Scott
18-Year-Old and Up
1st, Sarah Spurrier
2nd John Mouse
3rd, Terry/Christian Thompson
Best Marching Unit: LGHS Marching Band
Best Vehicle: Jerry Ingram’s ’62 Chevy Impala convertible
Most Creative: LG 8th Grade & HS Robotics Club
Equestrian: Mules & Surrey, Duane Blackford & Ray Goertz
Best in Show: LG Head Start
Turtle Race, sponsored by LG Family Physicians
1st, Sidney Collins
2nd, Wyatt Tugmon
3rd, Cale Pendergraft
1st, Seaton Neel
2nd, Mazzy Walker
3rd, Elenor Gate
1st, Carson Morehead
2nd, Payton Welch
3rd, Ryan Tugmon
Age 8 and up
1st, Hope Anderson
2nd, Kayson Brown
3rd, Isiah/Jonathan Thompson
Horseshoe Tournament (Chamber-Sponsored)
Locust Grove Arts Alliance Raffle
Jerry Broyles–Winner of a custom-made cutting board by Jerry Yates
THANK You, Vendors for participating*
First Baptist Church
Friends of the Locust Grove Public Library
Bows by Arial
Jean Russell, LipSense
Markham Ferry Apostolic Church
Laura Wilcoxen, Avon
Cedar Grove Church
Ballou Baptist Church
Sisters of the Lord
Tiger Sprint Sales
WW1 Missing & Lost
Mayes County HOPE Coalition
Amber Flatt Creations
Flor’s Memorial Day Flowers
Bows & Berries
Okie Ozark Winery
Locust Grove Robotics Club
Lighthouse Assembly of God
Locust Grove 4H
Locust Grove Community Center
Mayes County Sheriff’s Office
*Please email the webmaster if we have mistakenly left off your vendor name and we will add it to the list. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Chamber would especially like to thank the following for their help with the day’s festivities:
Bank of Locust Grove for sponsoring the band stage
Ted’s Bees for sponsoring the band stage
Northeast Rural Electric Cooperative for a donation to the Chamber
Harp’s for a donation to the Chamber’s hamburger stand
Wal-Mart for a donation to the Chamber’s hamburger stand
Salina-Spavinaw Telephone Company for a donation to the Chamber
Toni & Jason Turner for putting up the flags on Main Street
Founder’s Day Schedule:
Dawn to Dusk
Founder’s Day Main Street Vendors: A host of vendors with all kinds of wares will line Main Street for your viewing and buying pleasure. Shop local!
Pancake Breakfast: The Masonic Lodge will do its annual pancake breakfast.
Outlaw Cruisers Car Show: The 17th annual car show with prizes and swap meet at the LG sports arena
Dog Show. The dog show at the LG Animal Clinic will have 3 classes with 3 prizes given in each class, plus a Best-Dressed prize for dogs in costume. Matt Franks, FUMC pastor, will do a blessing of the animals before the show.
Locust Grove Public Library Children’s Book Sale. Hardback are $1.00 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Every dollar spent puts your name into the drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet.
Church Sing-Off. The first annual church sing off is happening this year. Each church will sing one song. Contact a member of the entertainment committee (see names below) for details. Lance Rogers will announce the churches.
LGAA Art Show: The Locust Grove Arts Alliance annual art show and silent auction at the VFW Hall. Sign up by April 21st to have a table. More contact information is at the link.
Chalk Art Contest: ROMP Rummage Store will sponsor a chalk art contest in front of the store at 110 E. Main. Everyone eligible to enter. Winners receive a medal.
Donut-Eating Contest: Get your donuts on at Sister Sweets for this contest.
Hay Scramble: Stay at Sister Sweets for the hay scramble!
HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT: Our 1st Founder’s Day horseshoe tournament will award a trophy and cash prize to the winner. Click on the link for a registration form–due May 7. For more information, contact Adele Collette (contact info. below).
Turtle Race: Get your turtle ready for the race at the LG Physicians building. Do not decorate or paint your turtle in any way!
Locust Grove Family Physicians is sponsoring the Founder’s Day Turtle Race again this year. Racing starts at 11:30 AM LGFP clinic. Registration will start around 11 AM so arrive in time to get signed up! Age groups are 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9 and above. We have trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group. Please don’t bring water or snapping turtles.
Washer Toss: How far can you toss a washer? Find out at the lumber yard.
Noon-3:00: On the Band stage on Broadway
RAGLAND: Local Americana/Alternative rock band will play on the Broadway Street stage!
THREE-LEGGED DOG: Rock band playing on Broadway!
FIREWALK: Fishinghawk World Championship Karate Studio: Once again David and the crew demonstrate fire-walking and brick/board breaking in the lot just east of the karate studio.
Wilma Cowan Building Dedication: The new joint office building of the Chamber of Commerce and the Locust Grove Arts Alliance was a donation from Justin and Linda Cowan in honor of Justin’s mother Wilma. We will have a brief dedication of the building to honor the Cowans at the location, 114 E. Main.
Founder’s Day Logo Award Presentation: The LGHS students, Audra Cunningham and Sierra Murphy, who designed the Founder’s Day logo will receive special recognition and a cash prize right after the building dedication.
Founder’s Day Parade: We are switching up the parade this year. It will begin at the sale barn and then proceed west down Main Street! KVOO’s Sunny Leigh is the parade marshal. Parade announcer will be John Blackwell.
Broadway Street Stage: Bands will be playing into the night.
4:00-6:00: HOLE IN THE WALL BAND
We could use your help. Please get in touch with any of the committee members below to see how you can help!
Founder’s Day Committee
Jerry Yates, 918-586-2636, email@example.com
Adele Collette, 918-530-8132, firstname.lastname@example.org
Games/Coordination of Other Activities:
Marsha Evans, 918-440-6617, email@example.com
Sandy Burford, 918-373-4247
Adele Collette, 918-530-8132
Donna Davison, 918-373-5977
Theresa Mennecke, 918-479-5233, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trash & Sanitation:
Roxann Yates, 918-530-5321, email@example.com
Shaun Perkins, 918-864-9152, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Founder’s Day logo at the top of the page was made in 2017 by Audra Cunningham and Sierra Murphy from Dianna Stokes’ LGHS business class. The runner-up logo was designed by Makayla Fleming and Hope Ables and appears below.