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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Pawhuska’s 2016 Christmas Parade of Lights will be held Dec. 3.

The downtown parade is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start. Its theme — A Classic Christmas. This year’s parade marshal will be 100-year-old Sally Carroll, who operated Sally’s Cafe from 1943 to 2014.

Cash prizes are to be awarded to winning entries of the parade’s nonprofit category. First prize will be $300, with $200 due the second-place entry and $100 to be given for third place. Sponsors for the competition are the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce and Tri County Tech.

Entry forms for the parade are available from the Chamber Office, 210 W. Main. Additional information can also be obtained by calling 918-287-1208, or by sending an email request to

Following the parade, Constantine Theater plans to show the movie “Prancer.” Also, Dr. Adam Bulleigh and his staff at Pawhuska Dental Clinic, 201 W. Main, will be offering hot chocolate and cookies.


For the third year in a row, Wah-Zha-Zhe Cultural Center is having a “Crafts Extravaganza” on the day of Pawhuska’s Christmas Parade celebration.

A wide range of handcrafted/homemade items will be sold at the Saturday, Dec. 3 event, which is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charged and food will be available for purchase.

The holiday crafts extravaganza has been sponsored since 2014 by the Osage Nation. Santa Claus is just one of the celebrities expected to make appearances and be available for photograph opportunities.

The Cultural Center/American Legion Hall is located at 1449 W. Main St. — on the west edge of town and the north side of U.S. Highway 60. For more information, call 287-5580.



Pawhuska Elementary School is taking orders for “Smash Cancer” T-shirts, with sale proceeds going to the local soup kitchen project.

These long-sleeved, orange shirts feature a Chevron Oklahoma and a ribbon for Osage County. On their backs, it says: Smash Cancer.

Orders need to be turned in at the elementary school office by Nov. 28. Cost is $20 per shirt.



Raffle tickets for a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle are currently being sold to help buy equipment for the Pawhuska Police Department.

Retail value of the rifle is more than $800. Tickets cost $20 apiece and can be purchased at at the police station or at Green County Pawn & Supply, 201 E. Sixth St.


Pawhuska schools are sponsoring “Basic Needs” Angel Trees in an effort to help cash-strapped local families through the holiday season.

Community donations of coats, socks, shoes, and others clothing items will be sought to assist with the project. Angel Trees have been placed in the offices at Pawhuska High, Pawhuska Elementary and Indian Camp School. All gifts need to be delivered by the end of the school day on Friday, Dec. 9, PHS counselor Olivia Chronister said.

According to Chronister, the schools developed in response to a “gap” in local assistance programs, where “students who are not currently in foster care will not be placed on an Angel Tree list.”

“We wanted to help students who are needing to have basic needs met,” she said.

Teachers will provide names for lists that will be shared via Angel Tree projects at the schools.

“Everyone is welcome to come in and get an Angel from one of our trees,” Chronister said.


Curtis Moore’s Bandwill play Saturday night, beginning at 9 p.m., at the Whiskey River Saloon in Barnsdall.

The band features Pawhuska singer/guitarist Moore, who has opened for the likes of David Alan Coe, Willie Nelson and The Marshall Tucker Band. Other members of the ensemble are Ben Russell on bass and Rick Heck, a drummer formerly associated with blues legend John Lee Hooker.


HOMINY — The annual Christmas celebration at the Drummond Home is to be held Saturday, Dec. 10.

Each room of the historic Victorian home is specially decorated for the holiday event, which lasts from 1-4 p.m. The band Finnegans Awake will be performing traditional Scottish music in the parlor. Holiday treats are to be handed out by a white-bearded guest.

Regular admission ($3 for adults, $2.50 seniors and $1 for children) will be collected at the door. Daily tours are to conclude with seasonal refeshments.

Drummond Home, a sanctioned site of the Oklahoma Historical Association, is located at 305 N. Price. For more information, call 918-885-2374.

This year, the Home has joined forces with the Hominy Heritage Association in seeking donations of canned goods and new toys that will be distributed through the Ministerial Alliance. Please bring all donations to Drummond Home or the Hominy Library.