By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014
Claremore downtown merchants prepare to host “Taste of Claremore” (L to R): (back row) Dugger Duncan, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood; David Wolf, A Gallery of the Arts; Janice Whittaker, Bike About Bicycles; Vic West, Heins Jewelry; (front row) Brenda Reno, Sailor Antiques; Barbara Cruse, Ann & Barbara’s Interiors; and Jenny Meeks, Outwest Home Décor.
Mark your calendars for the evening of May 3 for the 2014 edition of “Taste of Claremore.” Historic downtown Claremore will be the perfect setting for tasty sampling, sidewalk entertainment, shopping, train art, author book signings and more.
“Claremore Main Street is pleased to host this popular annual tasting event in our downtown,” reports Executive Director Cindy Bissett. For an advanced ticket of $10 or $12 day of, participants will be able to test selections from local eateries that will be set up in various downtown businesses. To date, over 21 restaurants including Walke Brothers Meat, The Hammett House, The Fried Pie, She Brews, Buddy’s Grill, El Maguey, Boom-A-Rang Diner, The Pink House, Papa John’s Pizza, Sodexo Catering at Rogers State University, Paradise Donuts, Jarley’s, Toofan’s, The Nut House, The Belvidere, El Azteca, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kum & Go, Mattie's 66 Steakhouse, El Banquette, Carl's Coney Island, Perry Dogs Café and others will be providing a wide variety of foods and specialties from their menus. Tickets are available at downtown retail merchants and quantities are limited.
Other activities slated for the evening’s Sip, Savor & Shop include the annual Lilac Express Box Car Art that is sponsored by BNSF Railway. The 4th grade art project is a great way for our teachers to educate their classes about the importance of rail history in Oklahoma in celebration of National Train Month. Students from Catalayah, Claremont, Roosa and Westside Elementary schools are participating. The public is invited to vote for their favorite and the winning class will receive a $100 gift card. The art will be displayed in downtown during the Taste of Claremore event.
“Union Pacific Railroad will also be sponsoring Banner Tracks flag art created by students in the private and home school arenas. The project focus is to emphasize the importance of railroad safety,” said Committee Chair Denise Lawrence. Downtown Main Street will be decorated with the flags, and the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite flag. The winner will receive a $100 gift card and will be decided also by attendees voting for their favorites.
One of the event highlights will be the unveiling of a new mural in downtown. The mural will be the second artwork commissioned by Claremore Main Street with artist Steve Stephens and sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad. The 10’ by 16’ mural will be placed on the east wall of Bike-About at 300 W. Will Rogers.
The evening event will also feature a variety of entertainment with sidewalk performers including singers, musicians, and maybe a surprise or two for sure! Don’t miss these talented individuals. Performances will take place during the event from 6 to 9 p.m.
Don’t miss the great shopping, sampling, sidewalk entertainment, art, regional authors who will be on hand for book signings, and clearly more in beautiful downtown Claremore.
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