The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Featured Story

July 3, 2013

Fourth of July in northwest Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. — Enid area residents are in for a treat on the Fourth of July with annual activities at Meadowlake Park and Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse.

Enid Symphony Orchestra will host an open house and open rehearsal 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. The orchestra will rehearse “POPS Goes the Fourth,” the music for the program at Meadowlake Park, which begins later at 8:30.

“This is a wonderful time to tour the facilities and listen to the orchestra as our guest,” said Douglas Newell, Enid Symphony Orchestra director.

The fireworks display will begin at dark and will be presented by Western Enterprises. It is sponsored by Liberty Federal Savings Bank and the city of Enid.

The symphony performance will feature music by three great American songwriters: Hoagy Carmichael (“Georgia On My Mind,” “Skylark,” “Lazy River,” “Heart and Soul” and “Stardust”), Burt Bacharach (“Alfie,” “I Say a Little Prayer for You,” “Walk on By” and “Close to You”) and Marvin Hamlisch (“They’re Playing My Song,” “Nobody Does It Better,”  “If You Remember Me,” “The Entertainer” and “What I Did For Love.”)

However, Newell said there is more to the program. The official songs of the U.S. military branches, as well as old favorites such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “America the Beautiful” will be included.

Newell said the symphony is pleased to perform every year on July 4 but especially to be one of a select number of American symphony orchestras that has an opportunity to accompany a fireworks display at the end of the evening.

“Liberty Federal Savings Bank, the city of Enid and the Oklahoma Arts Council have combined to create a celebration for this special day in the life of our nation,” Newell said.

The tour of the symphony center will feature three grand rooms, the Eleanor Hornbaker Banquet Hall, the Ballroom Theater and Enid Symphony Hall. There also are smaller venues, including the Jan Champlin Art Gallery and Patrons Lounge.

Liberty also will sponsor the annual fishing derby 6 a.m. to noon today at Meadowlake Park again this year. Prizes will be awarded for various types of tagged fish caught by participants.

Also, Enid’s Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse will hold its 11th annual Hometown Celebration 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Brats and hamburgers will be provided to the first 400 people. Executive Director Julie Baird said activities include turtle races (bring your own turtle), gunny sack races, face painting and other games and door prizes will be handed out. For information, call (580) 233-2787.

“The event is going to be a hit with new games and more prizes. We are hoping for a huge crowd to come out and join us for a fun-filled day,” said Dani Comstock, event co-organizer.

“This is going to be our biggest Hometown Celebration ever,” Baird said. “We encourage the whole family to come out and spend the day with us and then stay to watch the fireworks later that night at Meadowlake Park,” she said.

On Friday, David Allen Memorial Ballpark will have a fireworks display after the 8 p.m. game as part of the AABC Red Dirt State Tournament.

The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. that day, and teams will be playing throughout the day. The fireworks display will begin at about 9:45 p.m.

Text Only
Featured Story
  • film_W.jpg What's 2 Do in Enid, area

    Check out the interactive ENE Events Calendar to see what's happening in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma and add your own event for free. Click HERE to sign up for free entertainment, sports, weather and news alerts.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCL Acid Spill_1_BV.jpg Up to 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled near Hennessey

    A fracking-related hydrochloric acid spill southwest of Hennessey is possibly the biggest of its kind in the state, according to an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Oklahoma Bombing Vide_Hass.jpg Man claims tampering in case over bombing videos

    Trentadue says the agency is refusing to release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb that killed 168 people. The government says McVeigh was alone.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • flood watch.tiff UPDATED: Garfield County under flash flood watch

    Rainfall chances start in earnest tonight, with an 80 percent chance after 2 a.m. that increases to 90 percent Wednesday and Wednesday night. Flooding in streets, ditches and low-lying areas could be possible.

    July 29, 2014 7 Photos

  • storm_W.jpg Storm victims face dilemma: accept loans or reject them

    The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest federal loans.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Quilts_4_BH_W.jpg History of an art form

    Woven amongst the fabric, patterns and stitches in the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s newest special exhibit are stories of past generations.

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Academy.jpg State prisons expand their reach to train new officers

    On a recent day, a class in the McAlester program was filled with the sounds of bodies thudding onto thick, rainbow-colored pads held together by duct tape, along with heavy breathing and tapping as cadets indicated they’d successfully been subdued.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • FortStillFacility.jpg FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

    Con artists use private information about the children to contact their family members and demand payment for bogus processing and travel expenses needed to reunite the kids with their relatives. Families with migrants in Texas and Oklahoma have been targeted.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo 4 Stories

  • Child Tax Credit_Hass.jpg House votes to boost child tax credit for some

    With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Oil-Covered Owls_1_JN.jpg Caretaker: One of 2 oil-covered owls has died

    Jean Neal and her husband, Jim, of Fairview, have been caring for the owls since Tuesday, July 22, 2014, when they received them from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which is investigating the incident and the death of several other birds found at a neglected oil field tank site.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
House Ads
Facebook