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September 13, 2013

Unending line at Indian tacos booth

ENID, Okla. — The days when cowboys were enemies with Indians are over — at least in Enid.

When Enid resident Rick Simpson, maker of Western movies, went through the line to buy an Indian taco from the Enid Intertribal Club booth on the courthouse Square Friday, several club members spotted him in his cowboy outfit and stepped out to hug him.

The booth was part of Friday’s Cherokee Strip Celebration.

The line of hungry people wanting Indian tacos seemed unending. One woman, looking to take away a lot of Indian tacos, brought her own box.

Diners sat at picnic tables on the courthouse lawn, enjoying music performed by Enid middle school orchestra members.

Other events Friday included lantern tours at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, evening music by the Cory Keller Band and two movies on the courthouse lawn.

Today’s events include the Hiland Partners Great Land Run 10K and 5K at 7:30 a.m.; Enid Farmers Market at 8 a.m.; and a host of family friendly activities on the Square beginning at 9 a.m.

The Cherokee Strip Celebration Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Afterward, the band Crooked Canyon will take to the stage, and festivities on the Square will resume with trick roping show at 12:30 p.m.; Old West gunfights at 1 and 1:45 p.m., inflatable games, pony rides, face painting and petting zoo. Oh, and food, including the much-sought-after tacos from Enid Intertribal Club.

A quilt airing at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will raise money for Loaves and Fishes.

Judy Howard, owner of Buckboard Quilts in Oklahoma City, will unveil her new “Children — Hope for Tomorrow” touring quilt exhibit, with teddy bears, puppy dogs, Sunbonnet Sues and baby dolls, evoking merriment, warm fuzzies and nostalgic memories of yesteryear.

The exhibit also provides underprivileged children with hope for tomorrow as well, since sales of donated quilts feed needy children, Howard said.

Also for sale will be antique quilts, with that money given to Loaves and Fishes.

“Priced from $15 to $100 for 9-inch-by-12-inch wall art quilts to crib size, these adorable quilts make the perfect gifts for your precious darlings,” Howard said. “Write your checks out to Loaves and Fishes and take the full tax deduction.”

Today’s events will be topped off with the Rodney Atkins concert at Enid Event Center.

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