(POTEAU, OKLAHOMA) – The historic yearly event will return to its original location on Saturday July 4th with a new look and a new organization making all the arrangements. Poteau Chamber is passing the event to Poteau Main Street Matters returning the event to the original location and a more downtown family style atmosphere.
Visitors and Residents will see a new event line up that will feature two – bands on each end of the street, concessions, games, contest and much more. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be located from The City Hall Parking Lot and Blocks 1 and 2 of Dewey Avenue. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and stay for the huge City Sponsored Fireworks Display that will begin around 9:00 p.m.
“The Chamber Staff and Board of Directors looked at relocating the annual event in January and agreed that downtown is a better fit for the location than at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Downtown is better for sidewalk games, events, music, and dancing in the streets. The best part about the new concept will be more events for kids while adding some fun for adults. The highlight of the night; the fireworks makes downtown the best view for sitting in the street and viewing them just above the LeFlore County Court House just South of the Pirate Water Tower, The Chamber appreciates Poteau Main Street for taking the signature event over.
Moving this event will help Poteau Chamber concentrate on other events, and rallies that bring 100’s of visitors from out of town that will stay overnight. Funds will be dispersed from 2020 Chamber Sponsorship to Poteau Main Street to benefit the progress to downtown projects in the future.
A special Thank you to all our Sponsors in the past and present, Mayor Scotty White, The City of Poteau, The Poteau Police Department, The Poteau Police Department, The Chamber Board of Directors and to all the volunteers that have helped out at the Chamber event under my direction the past 13 years. I want to encourage everyone come out to support Mary Parham and The Board of Directors with the Poteau Main Street Program and see all the new changes they are making, states Karen Wages, Chamber CEO.”
Sponsors this year include: Adams Abstract, Arvest Bank, City of Poteau, Dobson Technologies, Donald W. Reynolds Center, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, First National Bank, JOB Construction, McDonalds, Rexel Electric, Ron’s Lumber and Home Center, Camping World RV Sales, Oldcastle Infrastructure, New Ride Tire and Auto, Watson Motors, OK Foods Inc, The Community State Bank, Sykes Enterprises, Carl Albert State College, OG& E, Russell Cellular, Central National Bank, River Valley OG&E Power, Grace Funeral Services, Choctaw Casino Poteau, Preferred Office Technologies, P&K Equipment, Hammond Family Dental, Elite Trailers Inc, Senator Mark Allen, Terrific Trips by Melissa & Associates, Poteau Tag Agency, Shockley Select Real Estate. For more information follow the Poteau Chamber Facebook Page. Or call 918-647-8648
4th of July Celebration at the Pocket Park in years past.