The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

March 15, 2014

Thanks to everyone who participated in premium sale

Thumbs up to the individuals and businesses who paid more than $142,000 in premiums at the recent Northwest District Junior Livestock Show premium sale.

Bidders don’t take possession of the animals. Instead, the money is something of a reward for the student exhibitors’ hard work.

The livestock show has been going on for 80 years, and we expect to see it continue for many years to come.

Thumbs up to Main Street Enid, which has five finalists for Oklahoma Main Street awards.

Finalists will be honored and winners announced May 6 in Oklahoma City.

Enid’s finalists are:

• Best Retail Event — First Friday summer block parties.

• Best Public Improvement Project — Enid Event Center and Keep Enid Beautiful corner planters.

• Best Interior Design Project — Wymer Brownlee.

• Best Building/Business Signage — Wymer Brownlee.

Thumbs up to University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance appearing with Enid Symphony Orchestra for a pair of performances recently.

The performances were designed to be entertaining for those attending, while also giving dance students a small taste of what it would be like touring as professionals.

Working with ESO in the beautiful Enid Symphony Center is a big deal for any group.

Thumbs up to Hope Outreach for its efforts with teenagers.

The organization annually hosts an abstinence tea for seventh-grade girls and a tailgate party for boys. These events have a good message to give to kids who are at a vulnerable age.

We like that Hope Outreach doesn’t just plan some boring events. They have speakers, but they make the events fun for the students.

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