Claremore Daily Progress

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September 3, 2013

Pixley Lumber Company to celebrate 50 years

CLAREMORE —

Warren Pixley first opened the doors of his company, Pixley Lumber Company, in October 1963 in an old abandoned lumber yard located at 220 North Missouri Avenue in Claremore. 
For many years, the facility had been operated by Long-Bell Lumber Company, a business started in the late 1800s.
Warren Pixley’s brother, Paul, owned Chelsea Lumber Company and purchased the vacant Long-Bell buildings in Claremore. Warren struck a deal with Paul to rent the buildings and Pixley Lumber Company began.
To celebrate 50 years in Claremore, Pixley’s will host a Customer Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.   27,  at their store located on 715 West Will Rogers Boulevard. 
There will be a number of activities throughout the day for everyone to enjoy. 
The Claremore Chamber of Commerce will help kickoff the day with a Commemorative Anniversary ribbon cutting at 8:30 a.m. Mayor Mickey Perry will make a declaration of “Pixley Lumber Company Day” shortly after. The J. M. Davis Arms & Historical  Museum will have its BB Gun Range set up all day at Pixley’s. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe will bring a locomotive out for everyone to see since they are such an integral part of Pixley’s business. 
Oklahoma Chainsaw Carvings will do  demonstrations throughout the day. Will Rogers will be on-site, as well as a magician, a clown, a dunk tank and face painting and balloon artists. Cedar Creek, an important vendor for Pixley’s, will provide a cook-out for lunch. This will be a fun-filled day for people of all ages. Come out to help Pixley’s celebrate 50 years in Claremore. 
For a full event schedule and times of all the activities,  visit the Pixley Facebook page “Pixley Lumber Company.”

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