As far back as I can remember, Pawhuska’s July Fourth Freedom Celebration Parade has been celebrated with kids, dogs, bikes, strollers, an abundance of enthusiasm and creativity! Widely known for their culinary skills, the Pawhuska United Methodist Women added a little extra hometown hospitality to the celebration by dishing out generous servings of apple pie to parade attendees.

Their efforts were complimented by Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce board members who carried on another American Fourth of July tradition with grilled hotdogs. Much to the surprise and delight of parade attendees, both the hotdogs and apple pies were “free!”

For the past eight years, members of the Pawhuska community have volunteered to make and serve apple pie and hotdogs at the Janet Theis Holcombe gazebo following the Freedom Celebration Parade.

Several groups of out-of-town visitors were so impressed with the UMW booth that they asked to have their picture taken with the ladies as a special memento of their time in Pawhuska.