Organizers announce ‘True Grit’ theme
Round up the wagons and get into gear as you head to Norman’s 89er Day Parade, scheduled for 10 a.m. April 12 in downtown Norman. The parade, commemorating the day in 1889 that Oklahoma was opened for settlement, will begin at Main St and Crawford and travel West through Downtown Norman.
The theme, True Grit, pays tribute to the parade’s 2014 partner, Pioneer Library System, which is celebrating the finale of its Big Read in conjunction with this year’s parade. The novel, partially set in Oklahoma, has been the focal point of the library’s initiative throughout the year.
In addition to the parade, the day’s Big Read activities will include an 11:30 a.m. Free Family Fun Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E. Robinson, followed at 2 p.m. with a Wild West Show featuring Pawnee Bill.
Registration to participate in the parade by visiting the official 89er Day Web site,www.Norman89er.com or picking up entry forms at the VisitNorman offices at 2424 Springer Drive, Suite 107.
The Norman 89er Day Committee is an all-volunteer committee that organizes the activities each year to celebrate the anniversary of the Great Land Run of 1889, which opened the “Unassigned Lands” in central Oklahoma for settlement on April 22, 1889.
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