Friday, June 23, 2017

Marble City Mayhem Set for Saturday

Marble City is getting a head start on the Fourth of July, and will be celebrating with activities and fireworks on Saturday, June 24.

That’s when Marble City Mayhem will be held in conjunction with the annual fireworks show

The celebration includes foods, games and activities for children, live entertainment and the Marble City Speed Challenge, when vehicles of all kinds race up Marble City hill.

Car enthusiasts come from far and wide to experience the one-of-a-kind "Speed Challenge" that will be held uphill along the main drag in town. Registration for the car show starts at 8 a.m., and registration for the Speed Challenge start at 10 a.m. Special unique custom trophies, t-shirts, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

The foods to be available include Mexican and Italian meat pies, fruit pies, hamburgers, Boss Dogs, Mama Tigs wood fired pizza, Indian Tacos, cobbler and ice cream, snow cones, frappes, and for the early risers, there will be warm, delicious cinnamon rolls.

The day’s schedule includes the following:

-8 to 9 a.m. – Car Show Registration
-9 to 11 a.m. – Car Show
-10 a.m. - Speed Challenge Registration
-10:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 
-11 a.m. – Military/Veteran Ceremony 
-11:15 a.m. – Car Show Awards
-11:30 a.m. – Horseshoe Tournament begins
-11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Speed Challenge Runs [pre-registered only]
-Noon to 6 p.m. - Kids Games, Inflatables
-12:30 to 6 p.m. – Speed Challenge Runs [everyone]
-6:30 p.m. – Mayhem Awards Presentation
-7 to 9 p.m. –Matt Garland and the Shotgun Reunion band
-Dark/Sunset – Free Fireworks Show Sponsored by U.S. Lime

Tamara Cooksey, mayor, invited everyone to join in the fun.

“Head to the charming town of Marble City for this fun festival that will feature lots of tasty food, live music and, of course, the amazing fireworks show. There will also be a special ceremony to honor veterans and the military. Kids games, inflatables and face painting will also be available for kids. Various other games and contests will be running all day, so bring the whole family (and your lawn chairs) and make a fun day of it,” Cooksey said. 

Call Cooksey at (918) 315-2583 or email to pre-register or for more information.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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