On Friday afternoon, June 29, the detour and traffic flow on K Place from the current eastbound direction to westbound until further notice.
A recent KRMG news story recognized the increase number of fireworks stands in the Jenks area as a result of the newly passed city ordinance allowing for individuals to purchase permits to use fireworks at their residences. Read the complete story here.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma has announced an electrical outage planned for Tuesday, June 26 in Jenks around E 111th. PSO crews will be performing repairs in the area to eliminate future outages. If you are in this area, power will be shut off at 9:00 a.m and should be restored by 9:15 a.m.
Main Street Jenks will help celebrate Independence Day 2012 with the Jenks, America Freedom Fest on Wednesday, July 4.
The Downtown Jenks Merchants Association and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce have partnered for this event.
“We’re all excited about having this old-fashioned, family-friendly event here on Main Street,” said Sherry Bonner, owner of the Pink Lily and chair of the merchants group. “We’re excited to be a part of all the July 4 energy going on across our community.”
For the festival, First Street south of Main and Second Street North of Main will be closed, Bonner said.
Participating merchants will be open during the festivities, which will include live music, a window decorating contest and more. Food vendors will be present for attendees.
The music is scheduled to being at 11 a.m.
The winner of the window decorating contest will be decided by those attending the event. Blank ballots will be available for attendees to write the name of their favorite display.
BancFirst is sponsoring the watermelon feed which will be set up at the corner of First and Main.
The closure of portions of First and Second Streets will last from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, visit JenksChamber.com, visit the event page at the chamber’s Facebook page or join the conversation at #JenksFreedomFest on Twitter.
The Jenks City Council passed Ordinance No. 1312 on March 19, 2012 allowing for the discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Jenks with a City of Jenks issued annual permit. Residents may now purchase the permits for $20.00 at the cash collection window at Jenks City Hall at 211 N. Elm Street or the resident may purchase the permit at one of the local fireworks stands. Group permits for multiple families at one location are $50.00.
The annual permit will allow for discharge of fireworks on July 3rd, 4th or 5th between the hours of noon and 11:00 p.m. The permit also allows for discharge of fireworks on December 31st from 11:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on January 1st.
The June Third Thursday shopping event, organized by the Jenks Main Street Merchants group, is set for June 21.
This month, the Blazer Band will be the featured musical act.
Shops will stay open until 8 p.m. and the live music will last from 5-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and stroll Jenks’ historic Main Street.
Main Street is home to shops which provide a unique variety of antiques, eclectic gifts and furniture.
Door prizes will also be given away to people in attendance.
For more information, contact Sherry Bonner at the Pink Lily at 918-299-5553.
Applications are now being accepted for Art on Main set for October 12. Click here to download the application.
Click here to download the winery application.
Art on Main has more than 100 Oklahoma artists at the Annual Art on Main, Jenks premier and award winning fine art show, hosted by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) OK Corporation. Art on Main is a one-day outdoor celebration of the visual and performing arts. The primary focus of the event is the exhibition of quality fine art, giving audiences the rare opportunity to meet, interact with and purchase art from the individuals who have created it. Art on Main will feature live entertainment, food and Oklahoma Wineries.
The mission of “Art on Main” is to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, nurture the development and understanding of diverse art forms and cultures and encourage the expanding depth and breadth of cultural life in Oklahoma.
Be advised that this road closure of Elwood between W. Main and 111th St. will happen again on Friday June 8th from 5:30 AM until 6:30 AM. Also the contractor will be closing the same section of road from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
On Wednesday, June 6th, and Thursday, June 7th, Elwood will be temporarily closed between W. Main St. and 111th St. from about 5:30 AM until approximately 6:30 AM for construction activity related to improvements on the Creek Turnpike. After the street is opened to traffic throughout the rest of both of these days Elwood will be restricted to one lane of traffic with flaggers directing traffic at approximately 106th near Polecat Creek where the turnpike crosses over Elwood.
The annual Sooner Boomfest hosted by Los Cabos is set for July, 4th. This festival includes one of the largest firework displays in region produced by DDT fireworks. For more information on the event please visit www.riverfrontsouthok.com.