Route 66 Main Street is ushering in a new decade of West Tulsa revitalization with its annual East Meets West fundraiser.
The group will host the event Feb. 15 at the OSU Tandy Building on Southwest Boulevard.
The evening will include dinner, dancing, cocktails and fun with emcee Tess Maune from KOTV! Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Tulsa’s only Big Band – the Sounds of Music – will play until 10:30 p.m. as guests celebrate the “Roaring ‘20s!”
The 1920s represent the decade Route 66 was born, and we’ve seen nearly a century of it rooted in American lore as it has become the country’s most famous stretch of highway. As the centennial of the iconic Mother Road nears, Tulsa – including the west corridor – is hoping to show off for travelers from all over the world.
All proceeds from the evening’s event — the tickets, raffle sales and silent auction — go to further the work done by Tulsa’s Route 66 Main Street program.
Main Street is focused on boosting the Route 66 corridor’s economy, preserving its rich history, offering community outreach opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and facilitating volunteer experiences for residents. Since the Main Street program began in West Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Commerce data shows there has been more than $300 million in private sector reinvestment.
To purchase tickets, go to eastmeetswest2020.eventbrite.com. Individual tickets are $66 and tables for 10 are available for $600. Dinner is included in the ticket price and signature cocktails and beer will be available at the cash bar.
Dressing for the Roaring ‘20s theme is encouraged, but they say you won’t be alone if you choose to dress in regular cocktail attire.
Goodwill Industries of Tulsa on Southwest Boulevard has a section of theme attire and accessories especially for attendees of the event.