The fall season always means busy schedules. Luckily, we have got you covered with our community calendar on the Chamber website! The Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival is quickly approaching and there will be many family-friendly activities and demonstrations right here in Tishomingo. You will find lists of those with places and times on the calendar at www.johnstoncountyokchamber.com. Also, please look for the Capital-Democrat’s special edition coming out in a couple of weeks to bring you more information about the amazing festival that we all look forward to and love. I encourage merchants to ask newspaper staff about ads for this edition, it will be spectacular.
A few other things are coming up including the Southern Oklahoma Alzheimers/Dementia Support Group meeting on Monday the 18th at 5:30 p.m. as well as a Community Volunteer Orientation sponsored by Aspire Hospice on Tuesday the 19th at 10:00 a.m. Also, the next Chamber meeting is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 p.m.
I wanted to mention that if you are looking for work, there are several places in the area hiring including Dairy Queen, Latte Da Coffee House, BancFirst, Simple Simon’s Pizza, INCA, and Mannsville Ag Center.
It has finally come! Ole Red’s has opened for business and already town has gotten busier. I have received calls from inquirers in Oregon, Tennessee and Texas about the upcoming Grand Opening on the 30th. Whoo, it is going to be a busy one! As estimates for the number of people that will be in town for the event are unknown, I would advise downtown businesses to stock up, staff up, and get ready. Make sure your curb appeal is stellar, and perhaps consider extending store hours the 29th and 30th.
I have sent out information to administrators at each county school regarding the Student Scarecrow Contest! The Chamber is very excited to be hosting the first annual event where any student organization or class in the county can create a homemade, free-standing scarecrow, and have it displayed on Main Street to usher in the holiday season. They will be judged and winners will be announced for three categories including; Most Original Design, Most School Spirit, and Most Entertaining. We are currently working to obtain sponsorships for the event to offer cash prizes to the winners for their club/class expenses for the year. Entries are due to the Chamber office by October 2nd and more information can be found on the Chamber Facebook page or website. As always, we are available at 580-371-2175.
Welcoming our new/renewed members: The Closet Ministry & Thrift Store, Tish Barber Shop, and Marshall County Home Health. Thank you for your membership and community support!
“You gotta earn your mark by doing something big for something bigger than yourself.” – The Good Dinosaur