GERONIMO Okla_ The town of Geronimo is getting
festivities underway, as they prepare to celebrate 107 years.
museum has been set up in city hall this week to showcase the small town's rich
history through old photos, newspaper clippings and even quilts. It will remain
open during the entire weekend.
The event kicked off Friday night with the annual parade down the
community's streets. After the parade the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department
will hold its barbeque dinner at the fire department. They plan on serving over
Brisket, vegetables, potato salad and even dessert is all provided with a
donation. All proceeds of this weekend's events, not just the dinner, will be
going toward the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department. This event isn't just
celebrating history; it really brings the town together and celebrates small
Fire Chief Norman Leveille said weekends like this are important for Geronimo
to continue thriving.
"It's important to keep the celebration alive, so that when my kids or
whosever kids get older, they can say, ‘Oh yeah, we do that every year,'"
Leveille said. "We want to keep it going as long as we can."
the Annual Pow Wow commemorates the Native American heritage of the town. The
celebration will feature several dancing contests. Saturday is a full day of
activities starting bright and early with breakfast served by the fire
department. Other events include the Geronimo Bull Riding Classic, which
includes bull riding, a rodeo event called chute dogging, a little Miss and Mister
Geronimo Pageant, and food!
In addition to
several vendors that are already out here, the Geronimo Senior Class will host a
steak dinner to raise money. Tickets for that are available for $10. Then to
wrap up the night, country pop artists The Allen Biffle Band will perform until
about 11:30PM. So if you're looking for something to do Friday night with the
family, there's still time to come out and check out all of the vendors and
arts and crafts. Of course, Saturday will be action-packed out here as well.
This weekend's event
marks the 27th year that the town has celebrated its birthday. All proceeds
benefit the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department.