Northwestern students to assist with Land Run Celebration

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Northwestern students to assist with Land Run Celebration

September 23, 2009

Social studies students and Aggie Club members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be on hand at the 2nd Annual Cherokee Strip Land Run Celebration on Friday, Sept. 25, from 5-8 p.m., at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva.

Social studies students will provide period games such as "Drop the Hanky," "Bobbing for Apples," "Hopscotch," marbles and other games. Aggie Club members also will provide a petting zoo for children.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $6 for children, 12 and younger. With a ticket, attendees will receive a meal, beverages, entertainment, antique appraisals, children's activities and period demonstrations.

A wool spinner, quilter, butter churner, broom maker, goat milk soap maker, ice cream maker and Dutch oven cookers will demonstrate their skills. Goat milk soap, brooms and all of the items from the museum gift shop will be available for purchase that day.

The Masonic Lodge will prepare a feast complete with hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, potato chips, iced tea and water. For dessert peach cobbler will be prepared in authentic Dutch ovens and homemade ice cream made in a belt-driven churn style ice cream maker.

An old-fashioned cake walk, complete with homemade cakes will be available for $1 per walk.
The public is encouraged to park at the Alva High School south parking lot. There will be a shuttle, hay rack or limo provided as transportation to the museum. Fourteenth Street will be closed from Oklahoma Boulevard to Maple.