The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the annual Freedom Parade on July 4. Registration is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Blue Sky Bank parking lot, at 9th and Kihekah.


“I hope everyone knows that everyone is welcome,” Reba Bueno, of the Chamber, said. Those who wish to pre-register can visit the Chamber, 210 W. Main Street, or send an email to pawhuskachamber2@sbcglobal.net. Registration and parade entry are free.


Bueno said the Pawhuska parade is, for the most part, non-motorized. The only motorized vehicles allowed are wheelchairs, she said. There are no age restrictions, but small children must be accompanied by adults.


The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. July 4 at 9th and Kihekah, and to proceed along Kihekah to the point of the Triangle Building, which will soon be open as the Frontier Hotel, Pawhuska.


Complementary hot dogs, apple cobbler and water will be served at the pocket park on Kihekah next to the Tolson Agency, Bueno said.


Parade participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion, and to decorate non-motorized transport such as bicycles, wagons and strollers.


The Pioneer Woman Mercantile is also planning a celebration for July 4, featuring food, music and fireworks. Gerald Buckley, marketing director for The Mercantile, said there is no set schedule of events, but the business will be using social media to post information.