“Pray for no rain,” said Catherine Jones, treasurer of the Muldrow Lions Club as she plans for this year’s Old Settlers Day.
Jones said, “We’ve never had to cancel an Old Settlers Day.”
Old Settlers Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the city park, but the weathermen are predicting a 40 percent chance for rain.
The festival includes all kinds of foods, crafts and games for the kids. The Muldrow Lions Club sponsors the Old Settlers Day each year in October and uses the money raised for the Muldrow Christmas parade and Easter egg hunt and for other projects, such as purchasing eye glasses for those who qualify.
Festivities will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jones said about 50 vendors are expected. The many food vendors always include the Muldrow Friends of the Library popular caramel popcorn which sells out as fast as it can be popped. Also expected are Indian tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken strips, fish, barbeque and home-made baked goods.
The entertainment begins at 10 a.m. as members of the Muldrow Veterans of Foreign Wars raise the flag, and continues throughout the day. The groups performing at the park pavilion include school choirs and a women’s exercise line. Tad Rhodes is expected to continue in his role as the master of ceremonies, and sometimes invites festival goers to join him on stage to perform themselves.
In addition to the playground equipment already at the park for the youngsters, bounce arounds and pony rides will also be available for their enjoyment as well.
Adults may also grab a ticket for a turkey drop giveaway to be held during the day. The tickets are $5 for a chance to win $1,000.
Jones said, “We’d like for everybody to come out and join us.”
For more information contact Jones at 918-427-7565.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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