Okeechobee Centennial Birthday Bash

Join the City of Okeechobee in celebrating 100 years of incorporation at the Centennial Birthday Bash being held at the Sacred Heart Facilities and Field located at 901 SW 6th St. The birthday party will be June 13 from 3 – 8 PM rain or shine. The Subcommittee members for this fun family friendly event are Sharie Turgeon, Angie Griffin, Maurisa Tremain and Kaylee Davis. The Committee is working feverishly to make this birthday party memorable and enjoyable to kids of all ages. Music, attractions, games, Scavenger Hunt award presentation and activities will make up this exciting event. The Birthday Bash needs participants for the Mz. Centennial pageant which is a talent show featuring male participants dressed in women’s clothing and must show off their talent for prizes and a cake decorating contest where each cake that is entered will be the prize for the cake walk. The Birthday Bash committee is asking for community participation where any organization, group or business can set up a children’s activity and be a part of the festivities. Please contact Sharie Turgeon at 863-357-6246 or the City Clerk’s office at 863-763-3372 ext. 215 to sign up as a participant or are interested in setting up a booth. Come out to the party Okeechobee!

The Centennial partners the GFWC movie in the park on May 9 was a success. There was an estimated 30 first time visitors to the event. You don’t want to miss the next movie in the park which will be the evening of the Birthday Bash, June 13. The movie will be the new “Annie” and will be a great way to wind down after the Birthday Bash as the movie will not begin till dark.

The Historic Bus Tour scheduled for June 20 is just about sold out. The next two tours are scheduled for September and October, with that will come the beginning of our season, so get your tickets for the fall dates today! Tickets are available at City Hall and at the Chamber of Commerce 55 S. Parrott Ave.

At each Centennial event the Centennial Tumblers will be available for sale for only $15 as well as the brick pavers. Brick pavers are available for $50 and $100 depending upon size. Be a part of history, purchase your brick today and support the City of Okeechobee. Visit www.cityofokeechobee.com to purchase your brick paver.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at the City Clerk’s office. The Committee still has events planned that need your help and support. The Centennial Celebration sponsors to date are: Pioneer Sponsors: Dowling and Cheri Watford Jr; The Okeechobee News; CenterState Bank; CPA Tax Solutions PLLC; The Morgan Family/Gordie, Malissa, Justin & Jarred; Fulford Plaza/Gene Fulford; Frank & Betty Williamson Jr; Century 21 Hazellief & Prevatt Realty; In Memory of Buddy Arrants/Lightseys Seafood Restaurant; Domers Inc; Russ & Christina Duncan; Gilbert Family of Companies; Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram; and Okeechobee Health Care Facility, Florida Power and Light Company, Waste Management/Okeechobee Landfill, Inc., Seacoast Bank, Seminole Brighton Community. Settlers Sponsors: Noel & Louise Chandler; Williamson Cattle Company; Air & Heat Systems, LLC; Okeechobee Historical Society; Okeechobee Materials, Inc/Bob & India Riedel; Okeechobee the Magazine; Mayor & Mrs. Kirk; Regina Hamrick; George & Julie Turner; Buxton & Bass Funeral Home; Terry & Maureen Burroughs; Crary Buchanan, PA; Mixon Real Estate Group, LLC/Lori Mixon, Broker; Gary & Ann Ritter; The Gamiotea’s: Jamie, Lane, Macy & Gracie; Edward Jones Investment; Haynes & Susan Williams; MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, The Whitehall Family: Brian, Diana, Michelle & Donovan; John R. Cook and The Alarm Company of Okeechobee, Inc., Noel Stephen, State Representative Cary Pigman, The Lounge at Sacred Sanctuary and Total Roadside Services. Join these supporters in celebrating this year of history and tradition.

The Centennial Committee would again like to welcome the public to attend the Committee meetings held at City Hall in the City Council Chambers. Due to a number of schedule conflicts the following Committee meetings have been cancelled; June 22, July 27 and August 10. Special thanks to the Okeechobee News for supporting the Committee by publishing these informational releases. We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to WOKC for air time to promote the Centennial Events.



For more information visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, the city web site www.cityofokeechobee.com or contact the Office of the Clerk at 863-763-3372 ext. 215 or mjahner@cityofokeechobee.com.

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