Chamber Chat: triathlon, children’s festival and noodling

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Wow, what a great event we had last weekend at the Guthrie Lake! The First Capital Triathlon was a huge success! We had 197 people participate with lots of volunteers and supporters showing up early Saturday morning. You will find over 250 pictures on facebook by looking and liking the First Capital Triathlon. Thanks again to the City of Guthrie, YMCA, Rachel Mueller and our twenty one sponsors that made this event so successful!

Chamber President Mary Coffin

The First Capital Trolley is starting to advertise on their vehicles. This is something new they are working on and would like to accommodate any business. Please contact Melissa at 282-6000.

It’s that time of year again – the Oklahoma Gazette’s “Best of OKC” awards.  Please take a moment to cast your vote for the Pollard as the “Best Performing Arts Group” Let OKC know how you feel about the Pollard Theatre Company. The Pollard Theatre will have their Annual Gala, August 18th at Gages Steakhouse, 202 W. Harrison at 7p.m.  The evening will contain dining, dancing, auction and prizes for all. The money raised will help continue their productions.  Tickets will be available until Aug. 15th  by calling 282-8900.

The Children’s Festival is this Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9p.m. If you are not familiar with this festival it’s all about the kids. Here’s what you can expect: Petting zoo, horse rides, water sports, inflatable’s, haircuts, carnival games, clowns, hamburgers, hotdogs, snow cones, popcorn and it’s all free.  There will be a huge tent full of local businesses that are participating this year. Of course we can never have enough volunteers. I hope you have time to grab the kids and or grand kids and check us out at the Cottonwood Flats!

Don’t forget the Okie Noodling National Championship will continue throughout this week until the end of the month. The weigh ins are after 4p.m. at the Rockaway Tavern on Sooner Road.

Dutch Hinkle is offering Free Self Defense Classes at the YMCA every Thursday, starting July 27th at 6:45p.m. and every Saturday at 10:30a.m. Dutch is a master instructor in Ju—jitsu with over 9 black belts. Anyone from age 6 to 90 is welcome to join his class! For more information you can call the YMCA at 282-8206.

Saturday, July 28th, Dance with me Studios is having a National Dance Day Celebration at Mineral Wells Park starting at 9:30a.m. Come celebrate the physical attributes and art form of dance!  Performances by Erika James, Kerri Richards and dancers. Physical Fitness for Health by Mason Harvey “Strive for 85”. Come learn choreography for a You Tube video they will be taping that day.

Next week’s chamber coffee will be hosted by Owen’s Fine Art Museum, located at 1202 E. Harrison. Everyone is welcome; bring a business card for the giveaways.  Have a great week, try and stay cool. Let’s keep our tax dollars in Guthrie by shopping Guthrie First!

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