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‘89er Celebration Proclamation Presented to Guthrie

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Governor Mary Fallin signed an official Proclamation acknowledging Guthrie as the official city of the ‘89er Celebration for the State of Oklahoma. 

Albert Hawkes (L), American Legion Post 58 Commander, presents Guthrie Mayor, Chuck Burtcher (R), with the  Governor’s 2013 Proclamation recognizing Guthrie as the official ‘89er Celebration city of Oklahoma.

Albert Hawkes (L), American Legion Post 58 Commander, presents Guthrie Mayor, Chuck Burtcher (R), with the Governor’s 2013 Proclamation recognizing Guthrie as the official ‘89er Celebration city of Oklahoma.

This Proclamation was presented recently by Albert Hawkes, Commander, American Legion LeBron Post 58, to Chuck Burtcher, Mayor, and Sereniah Breland, City Manager,  signaled the official kick off of the preparation for ‘89er Week, April 16-21st.

Commander Hawkes noted, “A tremendous amount of planning has already been accomplished to make this year’s event bigger and better.  We are really excited to be a part of this 84th annual Celebration.  It is a special, fun filled, family oriented week!”.

A chuck wagon feast hosted by former Miss Oklahoma,  Betty Thompson, kicks off the Celebration on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Fairgrounds with lots of great food, special entertainment and terrific live and silent auctions. 

A huge family focused carnival comes to town Wednesday thru Saturday with over 70 craft and food vendors lining the streets of downtown Guthrie.

Youth All Star baseball teams from Edmond and Guthrie face off on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. at Squires Field in downtown Guthrie, followed by the traditional Old Timer Ball Game with period uniforms and equipment.

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On Friday evening, 6 p.m., over 200 classic cars parked on Oklahoma Avenue in downtown Guthrie for the spectacular “Gasser and Geezers” event.

Friday and Saturday nights feature a rip roaring bronco busting rodeo at the fairgrounds starting at 7:30.  The “Stake Your Claim” 5K run is set for Saturday morning just before the “Largest Parade in Oklahoma” marches through Downtown Guthrie at noon.

The ‘89er Committee is in the planning process to end Celebration with a “Picnic and Concert in the Park” featuring the Byron Berline Band and the Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road Band, Sunday afternoon at Mineral Wells Park.

Information on all these activities and more may be found on “89erdays.com” web site or by calling 282-2589.  Visit us on face book (89er days; 89er Sunday Concert; 89er Days Rodeo or Stake Your Claim 5k) for pictures, sharing and comments.

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