Claremore Daily Progress

April 28, 2013

‘Taste of Claremore’ coming to downtown

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Claremore Progress


Historic downtown Calremore will be the perfect setting for tasty sampling, sidewalk entertainment, shopping, train art and even a spine tingling search for a bit of the paranormal on Saturday for the “Taste of Claremore.”  
“Claremore Main Street is pleased to host this popular annual tasting event in our downtown” said Executive Director Cindy Bissett.   
For an advanced ticket of $10 or $12 day of participants will be able to test selections from local eateries that will be set up in various downtown businesses. To date, food from the Hammett House, Walke Brothers Meat, The Nut House, Boom-A-Rang Diner, The Pink House, Belvidere Tea Room, Elks Lodge, Papa John’s Pizza, Perry Dogs Café and Oak Hills Winery will be providing a wide variety of foods from their menus.  Tickets are available at downtown merchants and quantities are limited.
Other activities slated for the evening’s Sip, Savor & Shop include the annual Lilac Express Box Car Art that is sponsored by BNSF Railway.  
The 4th grade art project is a great way for teachers to educate their classes about the importance and the rail history in Oklahoma in celebration of National Train Month. Students from Westside, Catalayah and Claremont Elementary schools are participating.  The public is invited to vote for their favorite and the winning class will receive a $100 gift card.  The art will be displayed in downtown businesses.  
“Union Pacific Railroad will also be sponsoring “Banner Tracks” flag art created by students in the private and home school arenas.  The project focus is emphasize the importance of railroad safety” said Nancy Fitts, committee chair.  
Downtown Main Street will be decorated with the flags and the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite flag.  The winner will receive a $100 gift card.    
The evening event will have a variety of entertainment with sidewalk performers including singers, musicians, and a few surprises. Sidewalk performances are well-documented through the centuries around the world, and performances will take place during the evening event from 6-9 p.m.
Claremore Main Street is well known for their annual winter “Tales from The Top” tours.  
“The new spring tour will be highlighted by the search for paranormal activities in select upper floors”, said said Janice Whitaker of Board House Books.  Wesley Fox, author and director of Branson Paranormal Chasers will lead the search for ghosts.  Two tours are scheduled and participants for the search are limited to 15 for each tour. Tickets are $10 per person.   A select group of paranormal authors will also be at Boarding House Books earlier in the day for book signings.
“We can’t wait to see if our early citizens have lingering spirits in downtown”  Whittaker said. 
Tickets for the paranormal tours are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.
Don’t miss the shopping, sampling, sidewalk entertainment, art and the Haunt Jaunt in downtown Claremore.
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