Newkirk Community Historical Society has been awarded an Oklahoma Arts Council and a National Endowment for the Arts grant to fund the entertainment for Charlie Adams Day.  If you have not marked your calendar for September 10, you need to do so immediately.  Clayton Hall, the Rusty Rose blacksmith, and Judith Hall, basket weaver will be on hand again this year as a part of the grant.  They usually set up near the southwest corner of the Courthouse.


K&C Manufacturing has agreed to sponsor the turtle races, and the Kay County officers are hosting an inflatable bouncing game for the students.  Both of these are free of charge.  Leaming Construction will be giving out the mouthwatering popcorn, and Susan Henning with assistance from the Newkirk Junior Main Street will be preparing dirt babies.  Patty Stanley has agreed to be in charge of the fun run for this year’s event.


The Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting a dunk tank courtesy of the Second Baptist Church in Ponca City.   Other activities are being planned for the older students as well.


Cordelia Clapp, RN. BSN, a Native American , taught herself the Native signing of God Bless America after 9/11 as she felt that sharing the Native culture with others  would help heal the hearts of America.  She stated that a spiritual sharing of the Indian culture has fulfilled her nursing career.  Through the arts council grant she will be signing the Lord’s Prayer, God Bless America, and Oklahoma Rising at the opening of Charlie Adams Day.  She will be appearing in her full regalia.


The Main Street Mavericks will once again do two performances at the event.  One will be held at high noon and one at 2:00 p.m.


To date eleven barbecue teams have signed up to cook, but the goal is fifteen teams.  So, if you are interested in cooking, please contact the Main Street office at 580-362-2377.

 Karen Dye

P.O. Box 235
Newkirk, OK 74647