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.