muskogee spring visitors guide 2012
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DESCRIPTIONA guide to spring festivals, events and activities in Muskogee, Okla.
By Wendy BurtonPhoenix Staff Writer
Theres probably noth-ing that can light up achilds eyes better thanswirling lights, blaringsirens and gushing waterhoses except gettingtheir hands on it all.
The Muskogee PublicLibrary and city ofMuskogee are pairing uponce again to bring Touch-a-Truck to children duringthe annual AzaleaFestival.
The inaugural yearturned out great, saidlibrary assistant AubreyBradley.
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will be honored asCitizen of the Arts.
Ray said Bare Bones,which has been dubbedthe friendliest filmfestival in the world,will launch earlier thisyear. The festival willcoincide withMuskogees annualAzalea Parade and thechili cook-off.
This will give thefolks who visit achance to interact with
the community, Raysaid. We are going tohave a float in theparade, this will giveus more of a communi-ty feel.
The 10-day festival,founded by Ray andher husband, OscarRay, will take place atseveral venues in andaround downtownMuskogee.
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This will give us more of a community feel
any family thats hadfires and are withoutblankets, Baker said.We try to give someto the police and firedepartment for peoplewhen they go out oncalls, as well.
Sue Tardiff, presi-dent of the MuskogeeArea Quilters Guild,said the group isabout 100 membersstrong. Tardiff saidthe event promises tobe fun and interest-ing.
We are a group ofquilters who meet onthe second Thursdayeach month at theFirst PresbyterianChurch in downtownMuskogee, Tardiffsaid.
The club welcomesquilters of all skilllevels, she said.
Ive only beenquilting for five years,which is not muchcompared to most peo-ple in the club,Tardiff said. But theyhave things availablefor beginners and forthose who want tolearn.
The Guild will alsohave quilts on displayat the MuskogeePublic Librarythrough the month ofMarch includingthe special quilt thatwill be drawn for dur-ing the show in April.
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Kids get hands on trucksIf you go
WHAT: Touch-a-Truck fundraiser forthe MuskogeePublic Library chil-drens department.
WHEN: From 9a.m. to 1 p.m. April28.
WHERE:Love/Hatbox Airfield,turn south onto 40thStreet from WestOkmulgee Avenueand follow the roaduntil it ends.
COST: $2 per per-son.
get up anup-close
experi-ence witha helicop-
ter, above,and a trac-tor-trailer,right, dur-
(See CHILDRENS, 18)
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Directory NURSING HOMES
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
PLEASANT VALLEY HEALTHCARE
CENTER 1120 Illinois St.
Muskogee, OK 74403 918-682-5391
BRENTWOOD EXTENDED CARE
& REHAB 841 N. 38th Street
Muskogee, OK 74401 918-683-8070
BROADWAY MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER
1622 E. Broadway Muskogee, OK 74403
EASTGATE VILLAGE RETIREMENT CENTER
3500 Haskell Blvd. Muskogee, OK 74403
1033 Hospital Road Eufaula, OK 74432
EUFAULA MANOR Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
WAGONER CARE CENTER
205 N. Lincoln Avenue Wagoner, OK 74467
615 S. Co. Club Rd. Muskogee, OK 74403
COUNTRY GARDENS Assisted Living Community
4717 W. Okmulgee Muskogee, OK 74401
GRACE LIVING CENTER
MUSKOGEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
300 Rockefeller Drive Muskogee, OK 74401
GORE NURSING CENTER 503 S. Main
Gore, OK 74435 918-489-2299
FORT GIBSON NURSING HOME
205 E. Poplar Fort Gibson, OK 74434
GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE
1145 N. Main Muskogee, OK 74401
105 Mimosa Tahlequah, OK 74464
201 W. Okmulgee Checotah, OK 74426
OUTREACH HOME SERVICES
2303 S. York Muskogee, OK 74403
GOOD NEIGHBOR HOSPICE
1122 N. Main Muskogee, OK 74401
ONE HEALTH HOME HEALTH
1624 W. Okmulgee Muskogee, OK 74401
OKLAHOMA HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS
820 North Main Muskogee, OK 74401
HOSPITAL SOONER SURPLUS
2300 N. 32nd Muskogee, Ok 918-684-4000
3190 West 21st St. Tulsa, Ok
THE INSURANCE COMPANIES LOSS IS YOUR GAIN
Televisions Lap Top PCs Desk Top PCs Printers
DVD Players Surround Sounds All Kinds Of Electronics
Groceries Toys Apparel Domestics Hardware Candy
Furniture Mattress Pop Building Material And More 186
By Wendy BurtonPhoenix Staff Writer
Quilting is a time-honored traditionwhich has creatednumerous family heir-looms throughdecades of popularityin America.
Many love to quilt creating warm andartistic pieces for pos-terity and to give toloved ones.
For those who enjoyviewing quilts as anart form, or collect orwant to begin quilt-ing, the MuskogeeArea Quilters Guildwill hold its 26thannual Not YourGrandmothers Quiltshow duringMuskogees AzaleaFestival.
The show will beheld 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 20 and 21 at St.Paul UnitedMethodist Church,2130 W. OkmulgeeAve.
Admission is $5, andrefreshments will besold by the MethodistLadies Group to sup-port missions.
More than 150quilts will be on dis-play, and a boutiqueselling handmade pincushions, aprons andother small items willbe available.
The groups pice dersistance, anappliqu quilt madeby at least 15 mem-bers of the group, willbe on display as well.
A drawing will beheld to win the quilt,featuring flower bou-quets in a theme ofblues and violets, andthe proceeds will ben-
efit the Guild.Chairwoman of this
years event, DebbieBaker, said more than600 people attendedthe 2011 show.
There are all kindsof quilts, folk artquilts, what we callpiece quilts, appliqu,picture art quilts,Baker said. The quiltwere holding thedrawing for is justgorgeous.
Baker began quilt-ing about 10 yearsago and joined theGuild about the sametime, she said. This isher third year aschairwoman of thespring show.
The show will bene-fit the Guilds activi-ties, including itsReaching Out pro-gram, she said.
We donate quilts tothe Crisis PregnancyCenter, to the motor-cycle club that helpschildren when theyvebeen abused, toWomen In Safe Home,the Murrow IndianChildrens Home, and
If you goWHAT: 26th annual
Not Your GrandmothersQuilt show.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 20 and 21.
WHERE: St. PaulUnited Methodist Church,2130 W. Okmulgee Ave.
COST: Admission $5.ETC.: More than 150
quilts will be displayed.Vendors will have dis-plays, and lunch will beavailable, as well as doorprizes and hourly demon-strations.
Warm, comfy art on display
Examples of area quilters art will be displayed April 20 and 21 at the Not Your Grandmothers Quilt show atSt. Paul United Methodist Church.
(See QUILTERS, 23)
Azaleas in Honor Heights
Phoenix file photo
The Azalea Festival in Muskogee held annually sinceApril 1968 to celebrate the beauty of the azaleasblooming in Honor Heights Park. Art Johnson, land-scape architect and director of Muskogee Parks andRecreation from 1949 to 1977, introduced azaleas toHonor Heights Park in the 1950s.
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By Mike CarrelsPhoenix Staff Writer
Those who attendthe 2012 AzaleaParade will get severalblasts from the pastwith the themeFashions & TrendsThrough the Years.
The parade is a tra-ditional event for theannual Azalea Festivalthat began in 1967,
said Joel Everett, spe-cial projects coordina-tor with the city ofMuskogee.
This years themewill celebrate not justfashion, but other erasof the Azalea Festivalas well, Everett said.
Although the themeis fashion and trends,you dont have to paintor decorate clothing;thats kind of where
your mind goes whenyou hear fashion,Everett said. You can
expand on the idea. Itcould be architecture,fashion, music any-
thing that changes,with kind of anemphasis on the moremodern stuff, since theparade started in1967.
Thousands from allover the countryattend the AzaleaFestival, and theparade serves as akickoff to the daysevents.
The parade winds
through Muskogeeshistoric downtownarea, passing theMuskogee Civic Centerwhere parade watcherswill be chowing downon barbecue and chiliat the annual ChiliCook-off.
Former OklahomaAttorney GeneralDrew Edmondson and
Fashion in vogue at Azalea ParadeWHAT: 2012 Muskogee
Azalea Festival Parade.WHEN: 11 a.m. April 14.WHERE: