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Sitting Volleyball

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The Sights Of LibertyFest! By Sherri Hultner

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Help Find Jack!

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In Business

The Great Adventure By Jeff Taylor

My wife recently left with our three kids

on, what the kids have termed, “The Great Adventure.”

In reality, there isn’t much of an “adventure”

taking place, as much as there’s a lot of time spent in the car, driving to meetings with friends

and relatives. Somewhere in the middle of it all, I will join them.

I remember well growing up and the series of

“adventures” we took as a family. From our nest in northern California, it seemed we travelled the

we developed a sound and firm bond as a family.

We learned to love and trust each other, despite our differences, habits, and obvious annoyances.

The comedian, Bill Engvall, jokes that cramming

kids and parents together in a vehicle, heading off on a road trip tour of America, and expecting

everyone to behave, is the “perfect” sort of vacation. While the minute seconds ticked wearily forward, the overall experience meshed perfectly together for me.

These are the experiences, shared as a family,

globe. Well, at least the California portion of it.

which shape our relationships and fundamentally

memories. Such as the time we stopped in some

world.

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God-forsaken, hotter-than-Hades, town in the

develop our knowledge and understanding of the Whether we’re young or old, we should never

middle of Nevada, to picnic under a Tomahawk

lose sight of the road we travel. Take experiences,

we took through a winding canyon, which resulted

create memories that last. With the noise and

missile proudly poised on a pedestal. Or the trip in my brother vomiting in seven pairs of neatly

lined shoes, and arms and legs furiously flailing away from the chaos. Or, when once again, our

shoddy, hand-me-down sedan, fell victim to a runaway axle, and we ended up waiting for

three hours at a rest stop in who-knows-where, while my dad walked the ten miles to the nearest town.

It was during these “great adventures,” where

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especially with your children and family, to

other pollution that consistently invades our premises, it’s nice to know that there is one place

where we can come together to create our own great adventures.

Jeffrey Taylor is an attorney in Oklahoma

City. He lives with his family in Edmond. Jeff has been on many “great adventures,” but still seeks that one other great experience.


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Sitting Volleyball One of the coolest and most action packed sports during the recent Endeavor Games at UCO was sitting volleyball. While

the name says it all, there is virtually no difference to regular volleyball, just

everything is lower to the ground. The play is just as intense and exciting. In instances such as the Edeavor Games the sport is for people with disabilities. However, when a disability is not a requirement, anyone can participate in the sport at any skill level.

BOOT CAMP LOCATIONS: Mitch Park Hafer Park Stars and Stripes Park

Contact Melissa Cox at 405-496-5891 www.shapeproject.com Email: shapeproject@cox.net twitter: @theshapeproject facebook:

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Miss Edmond LibertyFest: Alexandra Eppler

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s An Edmond Thing

Only in Edmond will you find a snow cone shop on virtually every corner...or make that six corners throughout the city. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trend that has exploded over the last couple years and each of the six kiosk businesses seem to be doing very well. To their credit, what could be better on a 100 degree day than a snow cone or a cold smoothie. Three years ago the big trend was frozen yogurt, but now the snow cones are taking over. The charm of these new businesses are their catchy names and colorful kiosks.

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FRIGID FOX

NW Corner of Danforth & Santa Fe

MIAMI VICE

SW Corner of Edmond & Bryant


It’s An Edmond Thing

MONKEY ISLAND

NW Corner of Danforth & Bryant

SHIVERS

SE Corner of 15th & Santa Fe

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NE Corner of Danforth & Kelly

ISLAND SNOW

NE Corner of Edmond & Santa Fe

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Banana Berry Pie After saving recipes for the last 7 months at Pinterest, for the holidays, I noticed a pattern of 4th of July visuals of berries and bananas. My grandmother always made banana pudding for the 4th, so I decided to create a new dessert, all my own and incorporate the two. INGREDIENTS: 1 Graham Cracker crust, mix or prepackaged. 1 large box of Jello Banana Cream Pudding 5 medium bananas 6 large strawberries 1 container of blueberries 1 can of real whipped cream Mix together the crust mix and let sit for an hour. When crust is ready, line crust with sliced bananas, then fill crust with pudding. Let sit for 1 hour, then line top of pie with sliced strawberries, blueberries and finish with real whipped cream. It looked great and passed the teenage taste test here, with flying colors! Enjoy!

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POLE POSITION RACEWAY Be sure to stop into Pole Position Raceway in OKC on 2905 N.W. 36th St. in Oklahoma City, OK to pick up your 2012 Season Pass, check the schedule for their Youth Camps, or give them a call at 405.942.2292 for track availability for personal or corporate parties! Great team building opportunity! Their hours are Sun – Thurs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. & Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – Midnight Paint Your Art Out is hands down Edmond’s party headquarters. This is a really fun place for your Girls Night Out, Kids Parties, Team Building exercises & corporate parties. With artist lead sessions, absolutey anyone can be an artist! Visit PaintYourArtOut.net for their current calendar of paintings and to register online! Located at 100 N. Broadway right in the heart of Edmond! Go to PaintYourArtOut.net to register and follow at FB at PaintYourArtOut!

MILLIES TABLE CATERING & More Millies is your Hot Meals To Go headquarters Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays! In May, get your punchcard, after 5 meals, get the 6th for FREE!!! Meals include single serving entree, vegatable, starch and a roll! Give Millie a call at 330-9156 by 2 pm and your meal will be ready to go between 5 & 6pm! Located at 1333 W. Danforth Rd in Edmond! For more information, visit her website at www.MilliesTable.com ENROLLING A STUDENT AT UCO? RESERVE A ROOM AT ARCADIAN B&B ON UNIVERSITY DR.

Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast

Reserve your room at the Arcadian Inn Bed and Breakfast now, located directly across University Dr. from UCO. And be sure to visit the Arcadian Gift Shop for unique and beautiful gifts for your special someone! Conviently located at 1st and University. To book a reservation, visit ArcadianInn.com or call 405-3486347.

We offer affordable & stylish accents, re-styled furniture, fun jewelry, unique decor & gifts for every room and every taste! Be sure to stop in to see the fun & original items the vendors have in stock for Summer!!! Stop in July 27 & 28 for Krazy Days savings! Our Location: 917 E Danforth Rd, Edmond (Across from Ted’s Cafe Escondido) and you can call us at 405-340-8869

FUNKY MONKEY For Funky, Trendy, Fun Clothing for everyone in family, stop in to Funky Monkey at 14101 N. May Avenue Ste 113! Save every Monday with FB Tote Day and while shopping online at FunkeyMonkeyClothes.com! With designer clothing by Flowers by Zoe, Juicy & True Religion and 7 for All Mankind for Men & Boys, there’s something for everyone with amazing sales going on! Open Monday through Saturdays from 10 to 6 pm! Be sure to follow along at Facebook and at Twitter at @Funky__ Monkey 14 edmondactive.com


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Renaissance Day Spa

RENAISSANCE SALON & SPA Renaissance Salon & Spa is the perfect place to spring into spring with a facial, mani/pedi or massage! This charming 100 year old farmhouse is located at 10440 N. Broadway Extension just off of Britton. Give them a call to make an appointment at 751-8888 or visit them online at SalonRen.com for specials and to order gift certificates from the comfort of your own home! JAMBERRY NAILS Jamberry Nails are non toxic vinyl nail shields that are available in 200+ colors and styles. They are waterproof and very economical, and are just as attractive. Give Karena Nichols a call to set up your appointment to see this newest trend! Contact Karena Nichols at (405)642-3220 Email her at Karena_Nichols@Yahoo.com or visit her site for more information at www.ConfettiNails.com

I’m Just Sayin’ Gifts and More carries candles, home accessories and decor, housewares, handbags & jewelry, and infants & toddler accessories, as well as full selection of fantastic for upscale, fun and unique gifts!!! You can also find amazing items from talented local artisans. Store hours are Monday - Friday 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. and Saturday 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Stop in to this boutique in North Edmond located at 121 East Waterloo Road at the corner of Broadway & Waterloo for some of the most unique items in Edmond! If you’re looking for something specific, call at 285.7210 Twitter @IJSGifts & at Facebook @Imjustsayingiftsandmore

CUPCAKES TO GO GO Cupcakes to go go is Edmond’s only locally owned and operated cupcake bakery featuring a drive thru and mobile cupcake van. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11am7pm and is located in Edmond at 2524 W. Edmond Road. For events and catering, call (405) 330-2190 or email them at orders@cupcakestogogo.com. They can help you with custom orders, deliveries and catering. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter at @cupcakestogogo for daily specials and more info!

Edmond Antiques is located at 17 S. Broadway in Downtown Edmond. Stop in and say hi to Pam, she has some very unique antiques, estate sale items and home decor just in time for Krazy Dayz July 27 & 28! Stock is always changing, so be sure to stop in often. Follow Edmond Antiques at Facebook and if you are in need of something specific, give them a call at 405-471-5555.

Be sure to stop in to Edmond’s own locally owned Sears store on 33rd St., just next to Charleston’s, where you can find appliances (great sales with installation!), generators, electronics, treadmills, tools, tv’s, and more! If they don’t have what you need, they can order it for you! Stay in Edmond & save on name brands such as Kenmore, Craftsman & more! Follow them at Facebook @Sears Hometown Store Edmond, OK or at Twitter @ SearsHTEdmondOK

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THE BEEF JERKY EMPORIUM The Beef Jerky Emporium is your grilling headquarters with 2 inch dry rubbed steaks, spices, rubs, cobbler fillings & more! Their giftbaskets make great gifts for the guy who has everything! Also, stop by the Edmond store which is located at 810 Danforth, next to Hobby Lobby, for an amazing selection of anything you may need for the upcoming grilling season and for Father’s Day Gifts for the guy with everything! And check for them online at Facebook @TheBeefJerkyEmporium! LOTSA NOODLES Located on Memorial just south of the AMC Theaters Quail Springs Mall, Lotsa Noodles is a great place to stop with your family for a casual & fun dining experience. From their Kids Eat Free Mondays to the deliciously diverse menu of asian, american, italian choices, along with pizza, sandwiches, salads & soup at terrific prices, Lotsa Noodles will become a family favorite! They also have catering available for your party or corporate needs! Their food is freshly prepared and they have anything from pasta, sandwiches, salads ~ You’ll love the casual atmosphere! You can follow Lotsa Noodles at Facebook & Twitter @ LotsaNoodles for daily upates & specials! EDMOND WINE SHOP Whether you are looking for unique beer and wine selections for your Thunder watch parties, or if your are new to selecting wines and are looking for something amazing for patio time or grilling out, the employees at Edmond Wine Shop are all very helpful and educated on every wine they carry, so don’t be shy, ask away! Keep your eye out for them at Twitter & Facebook @EdmondWineShop! Located on 15th & Boulevard and open Mon– Sat. till 9 pm!

SWEET PEACE Stop by Sweet Peace to see the amazing selection of candy bouquets or arrange your own custom bouquet.Great for corporate gift giving! There are tons of amazingly affordable gifts for all ages including jewelry, tshirts, hoodies & caps, stuffed animals & more from Peace Frog! As well, Sweet Peace is the only place in Edmond to find all 8 flavors of Jelly Belly Sodas! Sweet Peace is located on Danforth Rd. just west of Santa Fe at 1333 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 111. Their hours are Tues - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thurs - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Follow Sweet Peace at Facebook & Twitter, too!

Aaron’s Gate Country Cottages

Enjoy the start of summer in the country at any one of the 5 amazing cottages at Aaron’s Gate Country Cottages located in Guthrie, just a few minutes north of Edmond. Located on a beautiful wooded 10 acre property, you can relax with the outdoor jacuzzi’s or just relax indoors in front of the cozy fireplaces and with a massage spa package, a candlelit breakfast and more. To book a reservation, visit Aaronsgate.com or call 405-282-0613. April is Tax Free!!!

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Edmond People

Bunee Tomlinson: Student Filmmaker By Sherri Hultner

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Edmond People

Sitting down with student filmmaker Bunee Tomlinson this month, exactly one year after our last interview, was an eye opening lesson in exuberance and persistence. Bunee is a local 17 year old filmmaker, who just graduated from Memorial High School, and is currently enrolled to film school here in the OKC metro for the fall. Bunee has spent the last two years, since his first film “Mom’s Favorite Vase”, networking, creating new screen plays and films, as well as traveling all over the US to film festivals. Bunee has filmed eight short films, participated in more than 30 festivals and received numerous prestigious awards. In watching Bunee through the years, his most fantastic quality is his level of enthusiasm, and how he is creating a multi talented niche for himself in learning every aspect of filmmaking. Bunee won the student division of the 24-Hour Video Race in Tulsa with his team for the third time in a row. He has had numerous internships, and he also had two films accepted into the Kids’ Fest short programs in the deadCENTER Film Festival in 2009. “Friends”is Bunee’s most recent film and it was among 100 selections chosen by the 2012 deadCENTER Film Festival held in Oklahoma City last June. This makes Bunee’s third deadCENTER appearance, since our first meeting in 2010. Award-winning “Friends” has played in numerous festivals across the nation, such as the NFFTY festival in Seattle and the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, where he picked up the Best Director award. “Friends” is a short film about two young students who are struggling with exclusion and bullying in school. A shy fourth grader, Jacob, struggles to make friends and feels continually rejected by his peers. He sees that another boy, Tommy, is struggling with the same problem. With this film, Bunee told us that he wanted to raise awareness about bullying and bring about change.

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“I want the kids who see this film to find someone at their school who is not making any friends, and realize that they need to go help this kid. I am encouraging kids who see this film that we all need to respect one another,” he said. Bunee also said that he wants to encourage kids who are experiencing exclusion and bullying to keep trying and never give up. Bunee and crew have just fully funded and will begin shooting his next film, “No One Knows” in August. It will be starring Sami Isler, Nicole Fancher, Caleb Barwick & Jett Anderson, directed by Bunee Tomlinson, written by Jamie Livingston-Dierks, screenplay by Jamie Livingston-Dierks and produced by Daniel Hoyos. This story is about family, public perceptions, and secrets and will portray a girl who is abused by her father. Her neighbor, a boy her age, is being physically abused by his father. Bunee stated that he really wants to inform people of this issue because, especially here in this region, child abuse is a big problem. Bunee also stated that he wants people to see there are many types of bullying that need to be addressed. He said he wants to let parents know that there are kids out there who are struggling, and that they are in need of help, and that we need to be there for them because we’re their role models. For more information on this new film, you can visit www.Facebook.com/nooneknowsfilm It’s not very often that you meet a young man with such a clear focus on where he wants his life to go, coupled with the drive and determination to get there. He has immersed himself in the OK art scene and he has gained a lot of experience working with writers, actors and other student filmmakers along the way. It wouldn’t be a surprise to us if Bunee was directing blockbusters in Hollywood in the not too distant future.

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My Yard

Seasonal Planning:

Designing a Four Season Landscape By Heather Parrott As the heat cranks up here in Oklahoma, lawns and landscapes can take quite a beating. Same is true in the winter months of Oklahoma when the severe cold has put to rest many of the trees and herbaceousperennials. However, there is hope with a four-seasonlandscape design. By applying elements that are meant to be at their textural or blooming performance during one point in a season, these elements--if applied throughout the landscape--can be considered the backbone of the design. The factors to consider when trying to design a four seasons landscape is dormancy, seasonal interest and peak bloom timing. To everything there is a season...and for landscapes, a large portion of seasons are dictated by the time to sleep and sprout. When, how and duration of dormancy plays one of the largest roles in selecting elements for a four season landscape. The goal is not to have everything in your garden go dormant or wake up all at the same time. Different deciduous trees lose their leaves at different times, certain perennials hold on longer than others. Staggering this

process will give the landscape a gradual fade down to a more subtle winter look and will give delightful surprises each week in the spring as the landscape sprouts and buds. It is also a little known fact that the heat can force dormancy in many plants as well. How a plant looks while dormant can be the reason why that element is in your design to start out with. These elements are sleeping beauties of sorts; their show-stopping moments usually involve texture of limbs or change in evergreen foliage. Having a few focal points of seasonal interest helps distract from fading annuals in the passing season. Just like choosing a plant for its dormancy interest, selecting different perennial elements for early springtime is important. Think of budding and flowering trees, perennial bulbs and creeping blooming ground covers as season openers. As the weather gets hotter, using perennials such as lantana, crape myrtles, verbena, and certain varieties of roses can keep the spirit of your garden going. The fall is a great time to play with props in your garden. Placing pumpkins or gourds in beds adds a few months‚Äô color without the hassle of watering another feature. The care and maintenance given to a plant can train it for a certain season. By keeping chrysanthemums clipped back until July 1 of the year, these flowers can be considered a fall blooming perennial. Timing is everything when it comes to a four-season design. Imagine well-placed focal points of interest that stand out throughout each season with a show-stopping quality. For instance, plant hollies specifically for the show of the berries in late autumn or early winter. By varying the peak bloom times of perennials and blooming shrubs, the need for seasonal annuals is almost eliminated. Planning a seasonal garden also means that the energy spent on replanting every year will be a lot less intensive as well. A four-season design effort is not only an efficient and money-saving option, but it becomes more enjoyable as you enjoy the fruits of your labor for years to come. Heather Parrott Chairman of Landscape Committee for the 2012 OKC Festival of Arts Tweet Heather @gardenchica Visit Heather on FB at Neighborhood Gardener Listen to Heather’s “Garden Minute” on the SpyFM

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WINTER

Nandina Hollies Deciduous weeping treesfor architectural interest Birches- for texture of bark

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Creeping phlox Daffodils Stella d’oro daylillies Salvia Hawthorn bushes Azaleas Clematis ivy

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Crape myrtles Endless summer hydrangea Hostas Abelias

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Azaleas Chrysanthemums Coral bells- heuchera Any deciduous trees & shrubs prized for fall foliage I.E. Chinese pistache, October Glory Maples

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Smoke On The Water American men have a love affair with anything that goes fast and makes a lot of noise. Race cars, dragsters, motorcycles and speedboats are definitely popular with males between the age of 5-75. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you get the point. Here in OKC we don’t get a whole lot of loud-and-fast events, so when the drag boat races make their annual stop here it’s definitely a hit with the locals. The drag boat races run for an entire weekend each June. Even though they just go in a straight line, it’s pretty cool to see something traveling at speeds in excess of 200 mph down our river.

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Sitting on the bank of the river all day watching boat after boat make their qualifying run doesn’t really prepare you for the big dogs of the sport. Sure, all the other boats are loud and fast, but they’ve got nothing on the top fuel hydro’s. The only top fuel hydro running at this years event was Liquid Quicker piloted by Mike Robbins (pictured below). Once Mike dropped the hammer for his run the sound was deafening, the roost shot up to the Lincoln Blvd. bridge and flames flew from the boats exhaust. Mike’s run in Liquid Quicker was clocked at 242 miles per hour. It was impressive, to say the least.


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Fastest Runs For Each Class Class: Boat Driver TFH 131 - Liquid Quiker Mike Robbins PM 647 - Anger Management Greg Lempar BAH 788 - Domestic Disturbance Jimmy Parsons TAF 737 - Oklahoman Randy Ball PE 928 - Blown Crazy Jeff Leblanc TE 033 - Du It Again Dulin Walter Dulin ME 482 - Unknown Assailant Steve Doyle SE 428 - Im A Rat Fink Too Taylor Harris RR 628 - Venture Ace Mccarthy PWC 1411 - Txrattlesnake Paul Sternadel PWC 2 003 - Young Blood Kyle Fawks

Mph 242.64 174.419 173.491 158.194 137.615 117.493 113.208 105.263 87.125 81.744 56.356

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Wake Zone Cable Wakeboard National Championship In the world of action sports, wakeboarding

by CBS Sports to be televised as part of CBS’

gnarly grinds and cool trick combo’s. The riders

The course at Wake Zone consisted of a

is about as exciting as they come. It has big air,

Alt Games.

are athletes in the truest sense of the word and

huge fun box, a couple wedges and a couple

reach the top level. Here in Oklahoma, with

riders competing for $12,000 in cash and prizes

the sport takes an immense amount of skill to our abundance of lakes and ponds, there is a sizeable wakeboard community.

Recently at Wake Zone on 10th street, east

of downtown OKC, riders from all across the

country gathered for the Cable Wakeboard

National Championships. The event was filmed

jumps and a rail. In the Pro class there were 17

and a trip to the Philippines as part of Team USA in the Cable World Championships. With

so many riders on hand the Pro class was split

into two heats. The big winner on the day was Austin Hair of Florida.

Brady Patry, 13, of Edmond has only been wakeboarding for a year ans a half, but he’s already dreaming of hitting the Pro tour. At the recent National Championships, held at Wake Zone in OKC, he picked up the 15 & Under title. The kid’s already on the fast track and looks to have a bright future in the sport. 24 edmondactive.com

Wake Zone Wakeboard National Championship RESULTS BOYS U15 1. Brady Patry 2. Adam Holland 3. Zane Wade JUNIOR MEN 1. Michael Bank 2. Chris Hackler 3. Logan Hoover 4. Austin Cunningham MASTERS MEN (30+) 1. Greg Branch VETERANS MEN (40+) 1. Jay Wade 2. Michael Cunningham OPEN MEN 1. Yrent Skeen 2. Michael Long WAKE SKATE 1. Noah Flegel 2. Dylan Branch 3. Jarrett Cofer 4. Nate Champeau 5. Zach Sparks PRO WOMEN 1. Meghan Ethel 2. Taylor McCullough 3. Dallas Friday PRO MEN 1. Austin Hair 2. Kyle Cameron 3. Taylor Kress 4. Nicholas Kamper 5. Noah Flegel 6. Adam Fields 7. Dylan Branch 8. Julian Cohen 9. Sam Morton 10. Stephen Waddle


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40th Annual LibertyFest

Edmond Loves A Parade An estimated crowd of over 50,000 people lined the downtown Edmond streets and braved near 100 degree temperatures to watch the 40th annual LibertyFest Parade. This years parade was complete with Beauty Queens, Boy

Scouts, Girl Scouts, politicians, clowns,

marching bands, shriners, old cars and war veterans. The LibertyFest Parade never disappoints. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the best

parades in the state, if not the country.

Our little town definitely knows how to celebrate the 4th of July.

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40th Annual LibertyFest

Bombs Bursting In Air Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that people come to

Edmond from all over the state to watch

our awesome fireworks display. The streets surrounding the UCO campus and the campus itself was again packed

with revelers. And the show was, as it always is, spectacular. Lasting more than

30 minutes, the LibertyFest fireworks

display included all the fire bombs, cascading rocket bursts and fire fountains one could hope for--and all of it was set to music. Awesome!

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- 10th Annual KickingBird Classic @ KickingBird Golf Club - USSSA World Series Baseball @ Hafer Park

- “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater

- “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater

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- 1889 Schoolhouse Summer Camp @ 1889 Territorial School

- Free Day at the Zoo @ Oklahoma City Zoo

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- LiberyFest Fireworks @ UCO Campus - LibertyFest ParkFest @ UCO Campus - LibertyFest Parade @ Downtown Edmond

- 1889 Schoolhouse Summer Camp @ 1889 Territorial School - Farmer’s Market & Jr. Market for Kids @ Festival Market Place - USSSA World Series Baseball @ Hafer Park

- Farmer’s Market & Jr. Market for Kids @ Festival Market Place

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- Outdoor Concerts in the Park @ Hafer Park Stage

- 1889 Schoolhouse Summer Camp @ 1889 Territorial School - Outdoor Concerts in the Park @ Hafer Park Stage - USSSA World Series Baseball @ Hafer Park

- Outdoor Concerts in the Park @ Hafer Park Stage - Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC

- Concerts in the Park @ Hafer Park Stage - Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC

- USSSA World Series Baseball @ Hafer Park

- Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC - “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater

- Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC - “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater - Krazy Daze @ Downtown Edmond Shops

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- Farmer’s Market @ Festival Market Place

- Farmer’s Market @ Festival Market Place - 10th Annual KickingBird Classic @ KickingBird Golf Club - USSSA World Series Baseball @ Hafer Park

- Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC - “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater - Farmer’s Market @ Festival Market Place - Golf - Family Fun Night @ KickingBird Golf Club

- Into the Woods @ Mitch Park’s MAC - “ANYTHING GOES”@ Mitchell Hall Theater - Krazy Daze @ Downtown Edmond Shops - Farmer’s Market @ Festival Market Place

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