By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2010
Committee members of “American Celebrates America” (L to R): Lee Swigert, Curtis Munson, Betty Calley, Saunca Weaver, Chris Filbeck, Sarah McCormick, Gina Belk, Laci Jones and Amanda Munson.
Every town has its annual Fourth of July event. Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s celebration of our nation’s birth is appropriately hosted each year by American Heritage Bank. The 14th annual “American Celebrates America” takes place Sunday, July 4, 2010. The theme this year is “Let Freedom Ring.” Festivities begin at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show starts at approximately 9:45 p.m.
“This is great fun for the entire family,” says Laci Jones, advertising creative director for American Heritage Bank. “We invite everyone to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets, footballs and Frisbees for an old-fashioned fireworks display.” The youngsters will delight in Kids Korner again this year, featuring a Jupiter Jump, an obstacle course and balloon festivities with Chatters the Clown.
The show is launched from the Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course. Viewing and parking are available in the Sapulpa Wal-Mart parking lot and the grassy fields east of and behind Wal-Mart. The show can also be viewed from Westside Baptist Church.
Awe-inspiring fireworks that are choreographed to music will be provided by a local-based company, Celebration Pyro Technics. Deejay services will be provided by Four Winds. The music can be heard on 88.5 FM within a two-mile radius, so be sure to bring your radios! “It is a spectacular show. People look forward to seeing it every year,” says Laci. “The crowd usually reaches around 15,000.”
Souvenir T-shirts will be available again this year and can be ordered at any AHB location. They are available in blue or black.
“American Heritage Bank sponsors this show in order to say ‘thank you’ to our community for all their support, business and patronage,” says Laci. “Bring the whole family out and join the fun!”
American Heritage is a local, family-owned bank that has been in business for more than a century. The full-service bank offers trust, investment, insurance, personal and business banking services.
For more information about the fireworks celebration or American Heritage Bank’s financial services, call (918) 224-3210.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.