To say that there is a lot going on in Frederick is an understatement of ginormous proportions. (And yes, I know I used a made up word there!) My calendar looks like it was assaulted by an ink pen, my alarm on my phone is constantly going off as a reminder of where I’m supposed to be and honestly, I’m tired. But let me also tell you how thankful I am for those three things. We live in a community in which things are happening….events are being held and school activities are beginning to take off in high gear. What a great time to be in Frederick Oklahoma!
Football and girls softball are well underway within Frederick Public Schools, I’m not going to even try to tell you when all the different games are, there are just too many. You can however pick up one of those handy dandy multi fold schedules that the Quarterback Club distributes at many places around town or you get head to the school’s website for more information. www.frederickbombers.net
SW Oklahoma Youth Sports Association has soccer practices starting and games set to begin soon. I encourage you to attend those games whether you have a kid or grandkid playing in one. They are so much fun to watch, these kids practice hard and play hard! In addition to soccer, the Frederick Quarterback Club has begun its 3FL flag football league. Again, another activity I hope you go to watch. These young men and women work very hard to be the best they can be and the applause from the crowd helps to motivate them to keep on. Both organizations have Facebook pages which list schedules once they are put together or you can visit with any member of either SWOYSA or the Quarterback Club for more information.
The Tillman County Free Fair will also be underway September 8-10. You can find a copy of the schedule on the Chamber’s webpage at www.frederickokchamber.org, on the Tillman County Free Fair Facebook page or at the OSU Extension office on the first floor of the Courthouse. The fair will play host to the many hard working young men and women who show livestock, those who create art or baked goods, the Little Mr. & Miss TC Free Fair as well as many booths from local businesses and vendors. If you’d like a booth give the Extension office a call at 580-335-2515, it’s a great way to attract customers or get the word out about your business while supporting a wonderful tradition in Tillman County.
And last but certainly not least is Arts ‘N Action. For me this is always the weekend that I realize we have survived the heat of the summer and that fall is on its way. Visiting with friends and family on the Courthouse lawn, looking at beautiful art while eating some delicious food is what I consider a great day. If you are an artist or food vendor give Karen Caldwell a call at 580-305-5287, if you are an entertainer give Cacy Caldwell a call at 580-335-1499. The Frederick Arts & Humanities Council also encourages you to help “chair” the event by decorating chairs for your property. It’s a fun way to spruce up the community while peaking the interest of those who pass through town. We’ve done these kinds of things before with the Arts Show, OK Freewheel as well as the Smithsonian New Harmonies exhibit and each time folks passing through town stopped to find out what was going on. Do you know what happens when folks stop to ask what’s going on? They usually spend money! And speaking of money, two tickets to the Kyle Dillingham concert in October will be awarded to the best chair so get them decorated and out around September 1.
This is a pretty long list of activities to participate in and it is by no means all of them. Find your niche, find a new thing but just make sure you find your way to as many activities as you can in Frederick!
Don’t Forget: Be Kind. Be Heard. Be Local.