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Chamber Chat: Guthrie Dead Guy Daze Celebration

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Guthrie was buzzing this past weekend! I haven’t heard any attendance numbers yet. The Bluegrass festival was packed Friday night, it was a bit chilly but that didn’t seem to deter anyone from attending.

Chamber President Mary Coffin

Chamber President Mary Coffin

I spent quite a bit of time downtown this weekend and everyone was having a great time at the Guthrie Escape… and then there were ZOMBIES!! Zombie bole 5K is a cool juxtaposition to the culture found at the Guthrie Escape. The late night crowd found fun and fear at Guthrie Haunts Scaregrounds. People from all over the State were here having fun!  A big thanks to all of the festival committees and volunteers for their hard work.

These events are considered part of the Guthrie Dead Guy Daze Celebration which is the way we are packaging the events of October in Guthrie. The Pollard Theatre will be opening their productions of Evil Dead: The Musical on October 10th. You can purchase tickets on http://www.thepollard.org. Be sure to be careful about being in the “Splatter Zone”!

Voter registration week is October 6 – 10th. Employers across the state will be encouraging employees to get signed up to vote! If you would like more information on setting up a voter registration drive at your workplace please call the chamber office for all the information you need to get started, remember the General Election is November 4th!

Saturday, October 11th you can have your obsolete records or sensitive documents shredded at no charge courtesy of the Guthrie Rotary Club! Just look for the big recycle truck in the parking lot on the corner of First Street and Harrison Avenue. It will be there from 9am to noon.

After you get your papers shredded you can join a group of photographers in the same parking lot for a Worldwide Photowalk! They will be walking through the downtown area taking photos. If needed you may glean instruction or tips from a certified professional photographer with over 24 years’ experience!  It’s free, sign up today at www.worldwidephotowalk.com.

A support group offers a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a network and mutual support system. Talk through challenges, exchange practical information, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about resources available in the community. You can find this group the second Saturday of each month at the Guthrie Public Library from 11:30 to 12:45pm a light lunch is provided.

A blood drive will be held at the First Christian Church, Sunday, October 12th from 9am to 1pm in memory of Jon Gummerson!

The Street Kings are at it again and you are invited to their end of the summer party at the Beacon Drive-In! October 18th gates open at 6pm and the movie “Return to Macon County” starts at dusk. Bring your cooker and fixings to tailgate or stop by the concession area. For more information call Martin Blaney,405-795-9397.

Join the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce; Tuesday, Oct. 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 along with six other chambers in a networking event at Soccer City, 4520 Old Farm Road in Oklahoma City. For more info call the chamber at 282-1947.

This week, the Territorial Christmas Committee will be hosting the chamber coffee in the Apothecary Garden, on the corner of Oklahoma Avenue and Second Street. They will be announcing the Territorial Governor candidates, last year we had a lot of fun with that election! Come see who is running for Territorial Governor this year! Everyone is welcome the coffee starts at 9:30a.m. See you next week!

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