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Old Fashioned Country Christmas is a long standing tradition in Perkins, Oklahoma. The event, held each year in the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Park, features a number of activities for children and adults alike.
New to the park last year is the automated light show, designed and operated by Will Clay of Perkins and Ryan Brewer, Parks and Recreation Director with the City of Perkins. Mr. Clay plans to continue the light show this next year and beyond, adding to it and making it better with each passing year.
The event will take place Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5-8 p.m.
Come see the awesome light display, along with a myriad of activities, listed below:
5-7 p.m. Chili Supper by FBC Mission Team - Vassar Community Center
5-7 p.m. Christmas Shoppe - South of the Old Church Center
5-8 p.m. Blood Drive - OBI Bloodmobile
5:30 p.m. P-T HS Band - Anderson Pavilion
5:55 p.m. Reading of the Christmas Story - Old Church Center
6-7 p.m. Live Nativity & Bethlehem Village - Vassar Barn
6-8 p.m. Hot chocolate by P-T Lady Demon Softball - Hospitality Center
6-7 p.m. Historic buildings open
6 p.m. Pre-K Singers - Old Church Center
6:30 p.m. Music Makers - Old Church Center
6:45 p.m. Santa arrives - In front of the Veterans Memorial
6:55 p.m. Pictures with Santa - IXL School House
7:15 p.m. Community Choir - Old Church Center
Children's Downtown Christmas Shoppe
This popular event, now in its 3rd year, held each year at the Lions Den in downtown Perkins, is geared towards children that would like to come in and buy a little Christmas gift for their mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, teachers, etc. The idea is that, with the help of donations from the Chamber and the Perkins community, there will be small, reasonably priced gifts that a child could come in, pick out, purchase, have wrapped, and then give as a gift.
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 will be able to purchase a gift for $1 - $3 with the help of a volunteer. Gifts will be wrapped by volunteers for a surprise on Christmas morning.
All children are welcome while supplies last.
Saturday, December 14
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Perkins @ the Lions Den
The Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to join us for our Christmas Noon Luncheon on Thursday, December 19, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. at the Vassar Community Center, located at 730 N. Plaza Dr. in Perkins, Oklahoma.
Lunch is $10.00, and will be provided by Hello! Catering
In lieu of a program, this meeting will feature:
(Due to the raffle, door prizes are no longer required for the meeting. If your business would like to bring door prizes to be raffled off, that would be nice, but it is no longer a requirement to attend)
Please send in your RSVP's by Wednesday (December 18) at 12:00 p.m.
Businesses of the Month:
- Ralph's Packing Co
- Freeman Dilbeck Agency
Chamber Awards and New Officer Installation Luncheon
January 16, 2020
Vassar Community Center
730 N. Plaza Dr., Perkins, OK 74059
The Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to join us for our Chamber Awards and New Officer Installation Luncheon on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. at the Vassar Community Center, located at 730 N. Plaza Dr. in Perkins, OK.
Lunch is $10.00 and will be provided by Hello! Catering
The program will include the awarding of our annual Chamber Awards for 2019, the presentation of our 2020 calendar, and the swearing in of our 2020 Chamber Officers.
Please plan to join us! RSVP by Wednesday, January 15 at noon.
To RSVP, e-mail the Chamber office at email@example.com, or call the Chamber Office at (405) 747-6809.
Lunch meeting for chamber members and guests. Cost is $10 (payable at the door or online). Lunch will be provided by Hello! Catering of Perkins
Bobby Wintel with District Bicycles in Stillwater will present the program. Bobby will join us to discuss the Land Run 100.
Perkins, Oklahoma will serve as the halfway point for the Land Run 100, a bicycle race throughout Payne County and beyond. Perkins will welcome 1800 riders to town that day between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be a block party on Thomas St. downtown during that time, complete with live music and local food offerings to entertain the crowds. The Perkins community is encouraged to come down and show your support to these men and women competing. Let's show them what Perkins is all about!
"The Land Run 100 was created in 2013 for the love of sharing amazing roads in places where cyclists haven't been before. In late 2011, as the District Bicycles family was beginning to form, came the discovery that the rural roads surrounding Stillwater, OK offered virtually limitless potential for gravel cycling. Mile after mile of what most would call "B" roads revealed themselves as a growing community of cyclists ventured out to explore the beautiful country surrounding Stillwater.
The first Land Run linked 107 miles of red, rutted roads and featured over 6000 ft. of climbing and Carney, OK, as its halfway point. 121 riders braved the course that first year; today entries number over 1,700.
Every year, the weather has been a defining characteristic of the Land Run 100. When rain falls on Oklahoma red dirt, the roads become unforgiving and in some cases unrideable. Stories of ruined derailleurs and miles-long sections of hike-a-bike through "peanut butter mud" that can swallow a shoe have become staples of the Land Run experience. But even when Oklahoma gravel is hard-packed, dusty, and fast - as it is most of the year - losing yourself on these country roads can evoke strength, grit, and resolve that you never knew you possessed. The spirit of the Land Run 100 is found in the will to redefine what is possible.
In 2019, the event embraces more riders than ever but also more than 150 runners, who have registered for the Land Run 50K and Land Run Double. Between the bike race and the foot race, entrants will be coming from 46 states, Canada, Brazil, Belgium and England.
In 2013, when we invited our friends to come ride 100 miles of dirt, we never imagined the event would grow to be what it is today. We are beyond excited to offer you - whatever the weather - an amazing experience at the Land Run 100. See you in March."
- Excel Development Group
- City of Perkins
Lunch meeting for chamber members and guests. Cost is $10 (payable at the door or online). Lunch will be provided by El Mexicano of Perkins.
Representatives from Central Electric Cooperative in Stillwater (including Pepper) will present the program.
Businesses / Members of the Month:
- Hey Sister Boutique
- Suzette Barta
Cindy Cummings with Relay for Life of Payne County will present the program.
Lunch meeting for chamber members and guests. Cost is $10 (payable at the door or online). Lunch will be provided by D'Marios Pizza of Perkins.
Kelly McCauley of LifeNet Ambulance Service will present the program.
- Immanuel Baptist Church
- Eick Agency, LLC.
The Great American Clean Up (Trash Off) is once again coming to Perkins. The event will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All volunteers will meet at the Lions Den in Downtown Perkins at 8 a.m. for Breakfast, before going out into the community in groups to pick up trash. We will conclude around 11:30/12:00, or as areas are finished up!
This is a great community service activity for students needing community service hours.
Groups will be given gloves, vests, and trash bags - all provided by ODOT - and will be sent out to pick up trash along the highways, and throughout the parks.
THE MORE VOLUNTEERS WE HAVE, THE MORE WE CAN ACCOMPLISH!
Help us Clean Up Perkins on March 28 by picking up trash!
"Oklahoma's Spring Cleaning Event - In 2011, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's Trash-Off became Oklahoma's signature event in the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, held annually from March 1 - May 31. Each spring, the ODOT Trash-Off brings together thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to making Oklahoma cleaner, greener and more beautiful."
Keith Reed, Horticulture Educator with Payne County Extension Service will present the program.
- Doggie Doo's Dog Grooming
- Oklahoma Blood Institute
The event, sponsored by the Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce, usually draws hundreds of treasure hunters to town. The Perkins Journal will print a garage sale map with locations of garage or yard sales in the April 01 issue. Listings on the garage sale map cost $10, which includes a classifieds page listing along with the map listing. Listings outside the city limits will also be included. The deadline is 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, for garage sale listings in the special pullout section.
To place your ad, call The Journal at (405) 547-2411
The Chamber is also planning a fall City-wide Garage Sale Day in September.
The Perkins Lions Club will host the 68th Annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday afternoon, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Park! This is one of the oldest traditions of the Perkins Lions Club, and a favorite among community members. The Easter Bunny will be on hand! Please join them!
The event features an opportunity for town residents to drop off large items free of charge at special dumpsters. Larger items, which cannot fit into garage trucks, can be taken to the large dumpsters located at the City’s West Shop at 319 E. Industrial (Knipe St., and Industrial).
The large item dumpsters are available only to Perkins residents. In the past, many out-of-town residents used the opportunity to bring trash into town during the event. People who come to drop off items in the dumpsters will be required to prove their residency by showing their driver’s license or any utility bill showing an address.
OFFICIAL RULES - 2020
City Wide Clean-Up Day April 18, 2020
8:00 am-3:00 pm
The City of Perkins in conjunction with Republic Services is pleased to provide our citizens with this free service.
Following are the guidelines to help you get the most out of Clean-Up Day.
The following items will be picked up curbside:
Large piles of loose debris will not be picked up.
· Brush-no longer than 4’ in length and 2” in diameter, no more than 50 lbs
· Furniture that can be easily crushed
· Mattresses up to full size
· Miscellaneous household trash
The following items need to be taken to the dumpsters on Industrial Road:
· Large amounts of brush (The brush disposal area will be located behind Dickson Park ball fields)
· Metal or wood longer than 4’ in length or bigger than 2” in diameter
· Railroad ties
· Mattresses larger than full size
· Heavy furniture, including sofa beds
· Scrap metal
o Freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units must have Freon removed and be tagged prior to disposal.
Country Comfort will provide this service free of charge from April 8-April 12. (See details below)
We cannot accept:
· Hazardous waste, including, but not limited to:
o Batteries of any type o Petroleum products o Tires
City Staff will be monitoring the unloading and exchanging of dumpsters; however, residents will be responsible for the unloading of all items into the dumpsters.
Freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units will be accepted from April 8-April 12 at Country Comfort located at 122 E. Thomas.
FREE document shredding will be offered by Payne County Bank from 8:00 am-10:00 am.
If you have any questions, please call Perkins City Hall at (405) 547-2445.
The Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce will once again host their annual Fundraising Golf Tournament on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Join us at Cimarron Trails in Perkins for a great day of golf, food, and prizes. The proceeds from the annual golf tournament fund ALL of the Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce activities for the upcoming year. This is the ONLY fundraiser for the Chamber (aside from membership dues).
The Chamber funds a variety of activities, events, and agencies in our community including:
The Chamber is also the primary host of several long-standing community events that are part of the heart of our community:
We hope you can join us on Friday, May 01. We need teams to participate. And we have plenty of sponsorship opportunities for those that don't golf, as well! Watch your e-mails and the Facebook page for more information.
Superintendent of Schools for Perkins-Tryon Public Schools will present the program, our annual Back to School Report for the 2020-2021 school year.
- First Class Self Storage
- Sasser and Co. Antiques
*Online Registration is will be posted here when available:
The annual Pistol Pete 5K / 10 K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, September 05, 2020.
Start / Finish Line located at 1008 E. Kirk, Perkins Tryon Elementary School.
First 300 entrants receive a technical t-shirt
Sponsored by Perkins Flyers Fitness Group and Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce. Sanctioned by DG Road Racing ChampionChip Timing
Proceeds to benefit: United Way of Payne County and Perkins Lions Club.
Hope to see you the day of the race!
Lunch meeting for chamber members and guests. Cost is $10 (payable at the door or online). Lunch will be provided by D'Mario's Pizza of Perkins
The Athletic Director for Perkins-Tryon Public Schools, as well as Head Football Coach will present the program, our annual Back to School Sports Report for the 2020-2021 school year.
- CBEW Professional Group
- Silverhawk Social Media
The event, sponsored by the Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce, usually draws hundreds of treasure hunters to town. The Perkins Journal will print a garage sale map with locations of garage or yard sales in the September 16 issue. Listings on the garage sale map cost $10, which includes a classifieds page listing along with the map listing. Listings outside the city limits will also be included. The deadline is 1 p.m. Monday, September 14, for garage sale listings in the special pullout section.
Sales spots for outside residents that wish to set up in town will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the parking lot of the Vassar Community Center. This will be the only area allowed for this activity. Please refrain from parking in front of the Old Church Center or pavilions in the Park.
Old Setters Day (historically also know as Harvest Fest), is the Chamber's biggest event of the year! This annual tradition, now in its 97th Year (started in 1923) brings the whole community together for a full morning of fun! This year the event will be held on Saturday, September 26. Activities include:
The theme of this year's event is: TBD
Vendor Booth Applications, Parade Entry Forms, and Sponsorship Opportunities can all be acquired by contacting the Chamber Office at (405) 747-6809, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, September 26 in Downtown Perkins!
Lunch meeting for members and guests. Cost is $10 (payable at the door or online). Lunch will be provided by Hello! Catering of Perkins.
Ruth Cavins, Executive Director with United Way of Payne County will present the program.
- Stillwater Domestic Violence Shelter / WINGS of Hope
- John Talley - District 33 - OK House of Representatives
35th Annual Monster Mash
Sponsored by the Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2019
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Perkins Elementary School Gym
The Monster Mash was stared by the Perkins Chamber of Commerce in 1986 as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. This free event provides a safe, controlled environment for children through sixth grade. Sponsored by local businesses and organizations, there will be lots of candy, games, and event a costume contest with cash prizes.
Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Saturday, November 07, 2020
6:30pm - Dickerson Building at Oak Park Retreat Center
This is the only fundraising event for the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Park.
It’s the time of year to support the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza in Perkins! The annual fundraising dinner and auction will be held in the Dickerson Building at Oak Park in Perkins on November 07, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is the only fund raising event for the Plaza. The funds are used to maintain the plaza throughout the year. Have you noticed the new paint on the Old Church Center and the IXL School building; the way the Plaza grounds are always clean and mowed; the large number of citizens who use the Old Church Center, Vassar Community Center, pavilions, playground and splash pad? All of that activity is because you have supported the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza with your donations and participation in the fundraising dinner and auction in the past. We are asking for your help again. Our goal is $30,000.
Many of the past attendees at the dinner and auction have requested that we hold the dinner at an air-conditioned site. The Perkins-Tryon Junior High Gym is not air-conditioned but has seated 252 people at 32 tables. The Oak Park Dickerson Building is an air-conditioned venue we are using again year and it can accommodate 200 people at 25 tables. We need your help to reach our goal of $30,000 to continue to maintain and develop the plaza and establish an endowment fund for the future. However, we have a limited number of tickets to sell this year because of the change of venue. Please request your tickets as soon as possible so you won’t be disappointed at not being able to get a ticket. You can help in a number of ways and we urge you to immediately return the form at the bottom of this page to help us with this year’s fundraising effort. Thank you!
Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Fundraising Dinner and Auction Committee: Judy Bartram, Lisa Bromley, Tiffani DeArmond, Bob Ernst, Eric Lovelace, Lisa Tanner, Judy Moorman, Virginia Sasser, and Darla Woody
The official letter will be sent out later in the year. Please check back for more information as the event approaches.
The event will take place Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 5-8 p.m.
This popular event, now in its 4th year, held each year at the Lions Den in downtown Perkins, is geared towards children that would like to come in and buy a little Christmas gift for their mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, teachers, etc. The idea is that, with the help of donations from the Chamber and the Perkins community, there will be small, reasonably priced gifts that a child could come in, pick out, purchase, have wrapped, and then give as a gift.
Saturday, December 12
The Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to join us for our Christmas Noon Luncheon on Thursday, December 17, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. at the Vassar Community Center, located at 730 N. Plaza Dr. in Perkins, Oklahoma.
(Due to the raffle, door prizes are no longer required for the meeting. If your business would like to bring door prizes to be raffled off, that would be nice, but is no longer required)
Please send in your RSVP's by Wednesday (December 16) at 12:00 p.m.
- Stroud National Bank
- Payne County Bank
730 N Main St Perkins, Oklahoma
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