The The Big Read & True Grit Kickoff

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The The Big Read & True Grit Kickoff Old Town Historic District
McAlester, OK 74501

Phone: 918-426-0930   918-424-1023
Fax: 918-423-5731
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The Big Read & True Grit Kickoff invites everyone out to McAlester's Old Town Historic District to enjoy a variety of entertainment. The day kicks off with a True Grit parade at 9am, followed by a re-enactment of the murder of Frank Ross, the event that sets up the plot of True Grit. Afterward, head over to the Old West photo booth to document your day with a picture.

Other fun happenings at True Grit Kickoff include an Old West costume contest for all ages, a free chuckwagon feed (limited to the first 200 people) and an outdoor screening of the John Wayne True Grit movie. Mark your ...

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270, US-69, US-75

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Kathy McGilberry

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