By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015
Laurann Farris displays a few of the items to be featured in the annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show at the Broken Arrow Community Center.
What better way to kick off the holiday season than by bringing your family to the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday, November 12 and the Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, November 14. The Tea-Off will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Broken Arrow. The Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Community Center on Main Street.
The Holiday Tea-Off presents an opportunity to visit the many outstanding shops lining Broken Arrow’s Main Street. Area residents may register for cash vouchers at participating merchants beginning Monday, November 2, through about 8:30 the evening of the Tea-Off. At 8:45 p.m. sharp on November 12, winning vouchers will be drawn on the stage at Dallas and Main. Monies totaling $2,000, with a $500 grand prize voucher redeemable with at any participating Main Street merchant. No purchase is necessary to register. You must be 18 years or older to enter and must be present to win the full face value of any cash voucher. If you are not present, you will receive a voucher for half the original value. Downtown merchants will have new fall and holiday items, and several will host in-store drawings and provide light refreshments.
Main Street will be closed from Dallas to Broadway to all but foot traffic on Tea-Off evening. A performance stage will be located at Dallas and Main, and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available at $4 per person.
Those strolling Main Street during the Tea-Off could likely run into Santa, giving kids the opportunity to drop a hint or two. The evening is packed with tons of wholesome family entertainment.
The Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show hosts many new and returning vendors providing great gift ideas. You’ll find framed original art, wood carvings, hanger safes, blankets and rugs, baby and pet items, sunglasses, crochet scarves, jewelry, character hats for young and old, quilted items, lots of items for kids, and much more. Call craft show chair Laurann Farris at (918) 251-1591for booth availability. “We’re always looking for different and unique craft products,” she said.
Committee Members for the 2015 Tea-Off and Arts & Crafts Show include: Lori Lewis, Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum; Ashley Colston, On the Corner; Laurann Farris; James W. Farris, CPA; and Patsy Terry, Arrow Flowers & Gifts.
The Holiday Tea-Off and Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show provide Christmas gifts, decorations, and things that warm your heart – and your tummy. Bring friends and family for guaranteed fun!
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.
Broken Arrow, OK
How large is your heart? Not physically, but its capacity to love and care for children? What about for children with special needs? ... Read more »
For most Medicare beneficiaries, the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs through December 7, is their only opportunity each year to enroll or change their health…... Read more »
It’s a common misconception that acne is strictly a problem for teenagers, but if you’re in your 20s, 60s or anywhere in between and prone to breaking out, you’re certainly not alone. ... Read more »
In July of last year, a fire destroyed the home of retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronny Sweger, his wife, Claudia, and their young triplet sons, Brooks, Briggs and Brett. ... Read more »
Continuing a tradition that started eight years ago, MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service is once again sponsoring Claremore’s annual Veterans Day parade…... Read more »