Big Heart Day brings joy back to Barnsdall

Pawhuska Journal-Capital
The town of Barnsdall and its guests celebrated Big Heart Day on Saturday. The annual Memorial Day Weekend event was not held in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People attending the celebration are shown happily milling down Main Street.
Parade marshals Pastor Jason Byers and his wife Brenda ride in the annual Big Heart Parade on Saturday, May 29.
Claud Rosendale was the busiest man in Barnsdall on Saturday morning. Rosendale, who is president of the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce, had his hands full as he coordinated any number of Big Heart Day events and solved problems.
Geoffrey Standing Bear, at left, principal chief of the Osage Nation, and Osage Princess Gianna "Gigi" Sieke enjoy the Big Heart Day parade last Saturday morning in Barnsdall.