By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: October 2008
Teresa Fleming, senior vice president at First National Bank in Broken Arrow, welcomes you to Fun and Games on Main, Saturday, October 25.
If you’re looking for some family-friendly entertainment, come down to Main Street in Broken Arrow on the evening of Saturday, October 25 for Fun and Games on Main. This is a great time for kids to dress up, come out with their parents and have a good time.
“We’ve been doing this for fourteen years,” says Teresa Fleming, senior vice president at First National Bank in Broken Arrow. “We get anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 people each year. Our activities are on Main between Detroit and College, and we’ll have the streets blocked off.”
“We have all kinds of games and treats,” says Fleming. “We’ve got the beanbag toss, pick a duck out of the water, fish ponds, the pumpkin toss, cakewalks – all kinds of things. And the FFA (Future Farmers of America) will be putting on a petting zoo at Broken Arrow High School.”
There will be contests for best costume, in several age categories. Judging for the two and under crowd will be at 6:45 p.m., three to six years old at 7 p.m., seven to twelve at 7:15 p.m., and thirteen and over at 7:30 p.m. “There are cash prizes for the first, second and third place winners in each group,” says Fleming. “You don’t need to pre-register or anything like that. Just come out and get in line.”
“We put this on in conjunction with the Broken Arrow Police Department,” Fleming says. “They have their Night Out on Crime event at the same time.” Night Out on Crime is sponsored by the Broken Arrow Police Department and the Main Street Merchants. This is an opportunity for the police department, as well as other public service agencies, to distribute educational material in addition to the family entertainment provided. This is one of several events the Broken Arrow Police Department puts on annually to help emphasize the importance of cooperation between public safety officials and the citizenry.
There is no charge to attend the Fun and Games on Main event. “Area non-profit groups, including the Lions Club and VFW, set up booths,” says Fleming. “This is just a great time to come down, have a good time, and see what’s on Main Street.”
Fun and Games on Main is Saturday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street in Broken Arrow, between Detroit and College. Night Out on Crime is downtown and at the Old Central Middle School cafeteria at 210 North Main Street.