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August 29, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid and the area

Exhibit: ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb’

Starting Sunday

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s newest exhibit will be up and running Sunday through Oct. 20 at the museum, 507 S. 4th.

Explore the history behind the ways Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives in the period from 1943 to 1965.

The museum will host a family day Sept. 21 as part of the exhibit. Families will be able to participate in 1950s-style civil defense training, view films and participate in special activities.

For more information, call (580) 237-1907, or go to

Garfield County Fair Starting Thursday

Thursday marks the return of the Garfield County Fair, which runs through Sept. 8 at the fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue.

From pie baking contests to goat shows to frog and turtle races, there’s no shortage of events to enjoy at this year’s fair.

On Thursday, fair events begin at 9 a.m. with judging of various entries. The day’s events will conclude with the chocolate dessert contest sponsored by United Supermarkets, which begins at 7 p.m.

Events the following Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, include cupcake contest, animal shows, and salsa and bread baking contests. The ice cream crank-off also is scheduled for Sept. 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

Also, Lewallen Amusements will bring two midway games, seven rides and one food booth two this year’s fair. The carnival will be open at the fair Thursday through Sept. 8.

Ringwood Watermelon Fair


Ringwood Watermelon Fair will be off and running Saturday, literally, as organizers have slated their first 5K & Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.

Registration begins at 7 at Vanessa’s restaurant on Main Street for the event, which is the first in a full day of activities, said Amy Haffner, vice president of Ringwood Community Fair Board.

The annual parade begins at 10:30, and as things start to heat up, residents can cool down with a free splash pad activity, Haffner said.

Most of the events can be found along Main Street in the town, with a few activities slated for the town park a few blocks away.

Two fundraising meals will be available for lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A taco dinner is being prepared by Ringwood Public Schools’ junior class at the school cafeteria to raise money for the prom, and sub sandwiches will be in front of Ringwood First Baptist Church from Oklahoma Hearts for Adoption, which is raising money for grants to help families adopting children.

A free watermelon feed will be ongoing from noon to 2.

Horseshoe pitching is slated at the park at 1, and turtle races and children’s games will begin at 1:30.

There will be a barbecue meal by donation by the fair board, that will help raise money for next year’s event and to support the livestock show and candy for the Christmas pageant, Haffner said.

The evening will wrap up with a watermelon and pie auction at 7, fireworks at dusk and a street dance afterward featuring the Jake Bowers Band until midnight.

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