The 23rd annual Ponca City Herb Festival will be held on June 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cann Memorial Gardens, 14th Street and Grand Avenue. Included are seminars on horticulture-related topics, free children’s activities, live entertainment and food. Admission is free.
Lake Ponca Park is the subject of a story in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Legacy Journal’s March/April edition. The article is titled “Ponca City’s Future is in its Past, the Development of Lake Ponca Park.” Three different CCC units worked on the development of the park. Lake Ponca Park and the Crow’s Nest were featured in The News in Midweek April 27. The park was nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places in October and passed the State Historical Panel and now expecting word from the National Park Service on the nomination.
The Kay County Election Board is holding precinct official training Wednesday and Thursday at Pioneer Technology Center. Anyone interested in participating can contact the election board at 580-362-2130.
Operation Pioneer Spirit volunteers will be organizing at the YMCA on Tuesday, May 24 beginning around 10 a.m. and packing Care Packages for our Oklahoma troops on Wednesday, May 25 beginning around noon. The chaplains and soldiers are asking for: Handi-Wipes, work gloves, hotel-size toiletries, shower flip flops, snack foods, small peanut butter/jelly (plastic jar), all-occasion greeting cards (No Christmas), tuna fish/chicken in pouch/can, hard candy, Sudoku/crossword puzzles. Please no hardback books.
Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during an Armed Forces Day Reunion at the VFW, 2821 East Prospect. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be served. There will be state service representatives, employment opportunities and VA benefit issues will be discussed. The event is sponsored by the VFW Post 1201 and VVA Chapter 750. For additional information, call 382-1050 or 761-2431.
The 23rd annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Lew Wentz Golf Course on Friday, May 27 beginning at 8 a.m. A shot-gun start is at 8 a.m. and refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout the morning with a lunch and awards ceremony following in the outdoor courtyard at Ody’s. For additional information about the event, call 761-3874 or 767-1520.
Operation Pioneer Spirit will not meet this week. Please mark your calendars for May 24 at 10 a.m. and May 25 at noon. The group will organize and send care packages next week. Supplies are still needed and can be brought to the YMCA or to Chiropractic Associates, 300 North Fifth Street.