Oklahoma veterans groups chosen for PatriotFest grants

Route 66 Main Street in Tulsa is proud to announce the organization has chosen recipients to share in PatriotFest 2019 proceeds.

Northeastern Oklahoma organizations working with veterans or advancing veterans causes were considered to receive a portion of the proceeds generated from PatriotFest.

A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at the Route 66 Historical Village to present checks to the awardees. The Route 66 Village is located at 3700 Southwest Blvd.

The Main Street president and chair of PatriotFest will be available for media comments, along with other members of the committee and grant recipients.

This year’s presentations will be made to representatives from the following organizations:

American Legion Billie A Hall Post 17, Sand Springs
Northeastern Oklahoma Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Commerce
Oklahoma Blue Star Mothers, Tulsa Chapter
Daniel Webster High School JROTC

PatriotFest is held leading up to Memorial Day in West Tulsa and is organized by Route 66 Main Street. It brings together thousands to celebrate brave Americans who have answered the call of duty.

Attendees peruse dozens of vehicles in the car show and enjoy military displays, street food, live music, vendors and a classic Americana pin-up contest. Car show entrants also cruise in a parade down historic Route 66.

Organizations chosen to share in the funds raised are announced around Veterans Day. 

Route 66 Main Street is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Main Street America umbrella. The group is focused on historical preservation, economic vitality, revitalization and community spirit along the Route 66 corridor from downtown Tulsa to the Red Fork District.

 

2019 PatriotFest Grant Applications Open

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TULSA – Organizers of PatriotFest have opened the application process for veterans’ groups to receive grants from the event’s 2019 proceeds.
PatriotFest is held leading up to Memorial Day in Southwest Tulsa and is organized by Route 66 Main Street. It brings together thousands to celebrate brave Americans who have answered the call of duty.
Northeastern Oklahoma organizations working with veterans or advancing veterans causes may qualify to receive a portion of the proceeds generated from PatriotFest.
The application period opened on August 27, 2019. The deadline to submit applications is September 23, 2019. Recipients will be notified in late October.
Grants are awarded around Veterans Day in November.
To apply, go to rt66patriotfest.com and click on “2019 grant application.”
Some of the past grant recipients chosen by the PatriotFest executive committee include Northeastern Oklahoma Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Commerce, the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade, OK Honor Flights, Webster High School JROTC, Sand Springs American Legion, Bristow VFW, Claremore Disabled Veterans Association and two military museums, among other groups.
The 2019 PatriotFest was held May 26 on the grounds of Route 66 Village on Southwest Boulevard. Attendees perused dozens of vehicles in the car show and enjoyed military displays, street food, vendors and a pin-up contest. Car show entrants also cruised in a parade down historic Route 66.
Organizers currently are planning the 2020 event.

 

Riding the Rails along Route 66

In the Tulsa area, there are great companies all down Route 66, especially in our corridor. @bnsfrailway is one of those wonderful partners helping us aid the community, preserve and reinvest in the west side and show that the Oklahoma economy is barrelling forward on the track.
Thanks to BNSF for taking folks in the community on a ride along the Mother Road this weekend! We are grateful for their contributions to the city in which we live, work and play. 🚂💨

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Thank you BNSF Railway!

Shouting out a big THANK YOU to BNSF for the grant Route 66 Main Street received recently. The Cherokee Yard operated by BNSF occupies a major presence along our approximately 4.2 mile long corridor.
A bit of trivia for the railway buffs out there: the Cherokee Switching Yard is known for its a “hump yard” operations:
“Hump yard and gravity yard tracks are usually highly automated and designed for the efficient break-down, sorting, and recombining of freight into consists, so they are equipped with mechanical retarders (external brakes) and scales that a computer or operator uses along with knowledge of the gradient of the hump to calculate and control the speed of the cars as they roll downhill to their destination tracks.”BNSF Thank you

Forward Program for Entrepreneurs

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Tulsa Route 66 Main Street and TEDC (with the support of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa and the City of Tulsa) will once again be providing the Forward Program for Entrepreneurs beginning April 30, 2019. This year, the Forward Program will feature two 4 week sessions designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting their own business or franchise here in Southwest Tulsa. The first of the sessions begins on April 30 through May 21st and focuses on starting new businesses. The second session starts on June 4th concluding on June 25th with a focus on existing businesses.

Questions or to register for classes, email: dsavage@rt66mainstreet.org.

New Street Banners for the Historic Red Fork District

It was cold, but volunteers, Roy Heim and Steve Savage helped MS Design Committee members with hanging our NEW large “Historic Red Fork District” banners. We are so excited about our new banners and looking forward to hanging the remaining 19 along our corridor when the weather permits.
Congratulations to Ametek on their new brick facade……looking good!

 

The Mother Road Martini

Rockin & Rollin on Route 66 with The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band announces it’s Signature Drink for the event: The Mother Road Martini (featuring Red Fork Distillery’s hand crafted Vodka: Southern Journey, distilled here in Tulsa on Route 66.)
February 16, 2018, Tulsa, OK. Tickets: https://rockinonroute66.eventbrite.com

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Rockin & Rollin on Route 66 is an East Meets West fundraiser.