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Geronimo Celebrates Town's 107th Birthday

GERONIMO Okla_ The town of Geronimo is getting festivities underway, as they prepare to celebrate 107 years.

A makeshift 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 400 people.

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 town life.

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."

Also tonight, 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.

 

 

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