The Kay County Court Clerk’s Office will sponsor a Trunk or Treat event for area youngsters on Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ponca Lake (public dock side). Sign-ups continue for participants. Decorate the trunk or your vehicle and hand out candy (pre-packaged) to the children. This is a non-profit event. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Kay County Court Clerk’s office in Newkirk at the Kay County Courthouse or in Ponca City at 400 East Central, Suite 100. For additional information call Marilee Thornton at 761-4479 or Heather Stewart at 716-0259.
Homecoming activities continue this week for Ponca City High School. Each day is designated as a Dress Up Day. Wednesday will be Christmas in September, Thursday is Twin Day and Friday is Homecoming Shirt Day. The parade will be held on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The parade will go east on Grand Avenue, north on Fifth Street and end up on the school’s front lawn. A brief pep rally will be held. The Po-Hi Steppers will host a dinner in the Commons from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The coronation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The three queen candidates are Emme Cain, Emily Ponce and Tayl or Woodward. The football game will begin at 7 p.m. against the Bartlesville Bruins.
Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Sept. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. and packing Care Packages for our Oklahoma troops on Wednesday, Sept. 28 beginning around noon. We will be in the last racquetball room. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, work gloves, hotel-size toiletries, shower flip flops, snack foods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards (No Christmas), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles. Very recent magazines in good condition. Please no hardback books. Funds are always needed and appreciated.
89.7 The House FM and 88.7 My Praise FM have rescheduled Kid DJ Day. It will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a free event at the studios three miles west of Ponca City on Highway 60.
Ponca Politics will present a forum Friday at 12 noon featuring the City of Ponca City. Mayor Homer Nicholson and City Manager Craig Stephenson will present the program. This a project of The Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ponca Politics Committee. Barry Bickle is the chairman and the moderator of the event. The forum is open to the public.
The Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council continues to host a series of free concerts titled “Music in the Garden” on Thursdays during the month of September from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cann Garden, 14th Street and Grand Avenue. Music will be provided by the students and faculty from Northern Oklahoma College’s Music Department. Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments, etc.
The women of Grace Episcopal Church will sponsor a Dessert Game Day on Thursday, Sept. 22. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will be held in the Parish Hall at Grace Church, 13th Street and Grand Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Games are not confined to bridge, as in the past, Mah Jong players, we well as other card and board games were welcomed. Tickets for the event will be available at the door for $5 per person. Participants are to provide their own games. A variety of homemade cakes will be served, along with coffee or tea.
Because of the morning dryer fire at the Ponca City YMCA, Operation Pioneer Spirit will not be meeting this week. Events have been postponed until next Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27-28.
Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, Sept. 20 beginning at 10 a.m. and packing care packages for our Oklahoma troops on Wednesday, Sept. 21 beginning around noon. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, work gloves, hotel-size toiletries, shower flip flops, snack foods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards (no Christmas), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles. Very recent magazines in good condition. Please no hardback books. Funds are always needed and appreciated.