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Where Believing & Blue Skies Meet! CITY NEWS

NOVEMBER 2013

THE ORIGIN OF THANKSGIVING: KNOW YOUR HISTORY

On October 3, 1863, President Lincoln made the traditional Thanksgiving celebration a nationwide holiday to be commemorated each year on the fourth Thursday of November. In the midst of a bloody Civil War, President Lincoln issued a Presidential Proclamation in which he enumerated the blessings of the American people and called upon his countrymen to “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise” (History.com, 2013).

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NOVEMBER EVENTS Enid Event Center November 2: Justin Moore concert at 7 p.m. November 15-16: Enid PBR Challenge at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to EnidEventCenter.com or visit the Enid Welcome Center.

Chisholm Trail Expo Center November 2: 14th Annual SPCA Wine & Food Festival from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. November 10: Outdoor Arena Summer Playday.

Enid Symphony Orchestra Here are ten ways to give back this Thanksgiving: 1.) Donate to a nonprofit that helps the hungry. 2.) Donate a Thanksgiving basket to families in need. 3.) Hold a food drive in support of your local food bank. 4.) Volunteer at a soup kitchen. 5.) Send a phone card or care package to a soldier. 6.) Hold a Thanksgiving charity bake sale. 7.) Donate to a charity that helps the homeless. 8.) Deliver Thanksgiving dinners to housebound people. 9.) Visit hospital patients. 10.)Take part in a charity Turkey Trot or 5K run in your community.

November 2: Magical Music of Disney’s Around the World at 8 p.m. November 3: Magical Music of Disney’s Around the World at 2 p.m.

EHS Football vs. Sand Springs November 8: Selby Stadium at 7 p.m. The Enid Plainsmen close out the regular season against district rival Sand Springs.

Downtown Enid November 1: First Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. November 29: Enid Lights Up The Plains at 5 p.m. Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the evening during this Christmas kick-off event.

Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement (History.com).

GO TO THE CITY OF ENID’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT WWW.ENID.ORG


Department Appreciation Corner

Police Department 580-242-7000 Fire Department 580-234-0541 Emergency Management 580-249-5969 Animal Control 580-249-4910 Utility Services 580-234-0400 Ext. 1801 Solid Waste 580-616-7315

THINGS TO DO IN ENID Enid Event Center

The Code Administration Department is responsible for the current and future planning and zoning activities within the City of Enid and all urbanized areas of Garfield County. The Code Department coordinates the administration and enforcement of all building codes, issuance of permits for building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits, and the inspection of code compliance throughout the building process. Additionally, the Code Department is responsible for the licensing of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors, inspection of all new construction, remodeling and all other work for which a permit is required. They are also responsible for enforcement of all nuisance ordinances for the City of Enid. This is an extremely talented group of individuals and we say “thank you” for ensuring our community operates at an optimum capacity.

Citizens are now able to view the City of Enid’s department videos via YouTube! Get a taste of what these remarkable men and women do on a daily basis!

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Prep Your Fall Landscape

Compost yard clippings instead of bagging it. Disconnect garden hoses, drain, roll them up and store them.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 eggs 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 3/4 cupSplenda granular 1/2 teaspoonsalt 1 teaspooncinnamon 1/2 teaspoonginger 1/4 teaspoonclove 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk 1 -9 inch unbaked pie shell

Residents of Enid and northwest Oklahoma will soon have a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event right in their backyard, as Global Spectrum, managers of the Enid Event Center and Gungoll Jackson present the 2013 Enid PBR Challenge. This two-night show is Nov. 15-16 at the new Enid Event Center, 302 S Grand in the heart of downtown Enid.

Oakwood Bowl Enjoy glow bowling Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights on their 40 lanes, all equipped with automated bumpers. The bowling alley also has a concession stand and an arcade. Oakwood Bowl is a family and kid friendly place for fun to be had by all. It’s located at 4709 W. Garriott. 580-233-7469.

Enid Lights Up The Plains This evening is a kick off to the Christmas season. It will consist of live entertainment from bands and performers, carriage rides, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, hot drinks and treats from vendors and will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display. Enid Lights Up The Plains is located in the downtown square, West Broadway at South Independence. Admission is free and is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 580-234-1052.

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Combine ingredients. 3. Pour into pie crust. 4. Bake 15 minute at 425. 5. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 45 minutes. 6. Cool and garnish with whipped cream.

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November 2013 newsletter  

This is the official news bulletin from the City of Enid to the residents.