May 1 May Day
May 2-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1-7 Small Business Week
May 3 Chamber Meeting--6:00 P.M. Changed from Monday
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Mother's Day
May 18 Last Day of School
May 20 High School Graduation--7-8:30 P.M.
May 30 Memorial Day
May 1-7 SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
Let's celebrate our community's small businesses who are doing their part to power our nation's historic economic comeback. The Newkirk Chamber believes in the power of businesses and their ability to improve society and create a bright future for our citizens, community, and country. We encourage everyone to always shop Newkirk first!
The Newkirk Chamber is sponsoring City-wide Garage Sales this weekend, May 7. You can pick up a list of addresses from Main Street Bakery, Apple Market, Jiffy Trip, the City Office, or the Chamber office.
MARCH 7--CHAMBER MEETING (CANCELED)
MARCH 13--DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
MARCH 14-18--SPRING BREAK
MARCH 17--ST. PATRICK'S DAY
MARCH 20 --SPRING BEGINS
APRIL 4--CHAMBER MEETING--6:00 P.M.--CHAMBER OFFICE
APRIL 10--PALM SUNDAY
APRIL 15--GOOD FRIDAY
APRIL 22--EARTH DAY
APRIL 30--OPENING EVENT AT KAY COUNTY AMPHITHEATER
The Newkirk Chamber wishes Larry and Lynda Eisenhauer the very best as they prepare to retire. The Eisenhauer Agency has been loyal members of the Chamber for 40 years. We wish them good health and happiness as they begin this new chapter in their lives.
SAVE THE DATE--SATURDAY, MAY 7!
COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALES
Congratulations to Grit & Grace Outdoors for their Business of the Year Award for 2022! Pictured are Jason & Curtis Grace, owners and Debbie Leaming, Chamber president.
Walter Shafer was selected as the Citizen of the Year for 2022 by the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce. He is shown here with Kelly, Hannah, and daughter, Kelle Cross, wife Jana, and daughter Kim and Jason Shanks. Congratulations!
The opening event for the Kay County Amphitheater will be Saturday, April 30th and will include the Kay County Honor Choir with a nationally known conductor (who also has ties to Newkirk)! Additionally, talent is being booked for a "Second Saturday Series" that will run from June to October. The dates are 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 Charlie Adams Day), and 10/8.
Newkirk Chamber of Commerce and Newkirk Main Street will be supporting these events. We will be asking our members if they have an interest in any of these dates. Ideas could range from pop up shops, food-truck-type tents (ice cream, snow cones, smoothies, sandwiches, burgers, BBQ, etc.). Our members will have the first right of refusal and we would need to know by the end of March.
The Newkirk Chamber is looking for a part-time secretary. The job requires 20 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible. Please inquire by calling 362-2155 or email us at email@example.com.
The Chamber sponsored another very successful Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4th. The theme this year was "Wild West Christmas" and the judges selected First Baptist Church of Newkirk as the first place winner. Second place went to Equity Bank, and Newkirk FFA took home the 3rd place trophy.
Invoices for 2022 membership in the Chamber have been sent out. If you did not receive one, please contact the office. Also, everyone who pays their dues at the $25.00 level or higher will receive the 2022 calendar with photos from our contest. Calendars are also available for $25.00 for non-members, so if you are not a member you can join and the calendar is FREE!
Newkirk Citizen of the Year - 2022 Nominations
Someone who is dedicated to Newkirk and it's citizens, and shows a willingness to work with other Newkirk residents. A person with the qualities of honesty and integrity. The winner will be announced by the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce in January, 2022. Deadline to vote is December 31st. Ballot boxes are available at Main Street Bakery, Equity Bank, Community National Bank, and the Chamber Office.
I, Glenna Blair, will be resigning my job as Chamber secretary at the end of January. I have enjoyed the job for 5 1/2 years and I'm ready for a change, but I will still continue to be active in the Chamber. Shannon Smykil will be taking my place and we have been working together for a few months to guarantee a smooth transition. I have no doubt that she will do a great job.
December 4th -Painting Class, Senior Center, 10am
December 4th -Snow Prince/Princess coronation at 5:15pm
December 4th -Christmas Parade 6pm
December 6th-Ribbon cutting & Welcoming for NAPA/56 Feed Co. 5:30pm
December 6th -Chamber Meeting - Chamber Office 6pm
Newkirk Chamber sponsored Trunk or Treat for "Monsters on Main" October 31st at the Court House parking lot. Many of the 30 participating sponsors ran out of candy early when anticipating about 300 treaters!
Best Site Decorations: Amy Smith, Kaw Housing Authority & Sindorf Family
Costume Contest: (ages 0-3) 1st Emmrie Weaver, 2nd Kru Vap, 3rd Lorelai Thomas (Ages 4-8) 1st Jazmyn Gasaway, 2nd Gracie Butler, 3rd Emma Redding (Ages 9-12) 1st Ally Mora, 2nd Milania Spore, 3rd Macey Feathers (Ages 13 and up) 1st Summer and Michael Redding, Leanne Robb, 3rd Donna Al Balas
Shout out to all the participants for making this event so successful!
The Chamber and Newkirk Main Street held a Ribbon Cutting and welcoming for Rockin' P RV Park. The new owners are Rodger and Gwen Copp.
Don't forget you can use your chamber bucks at the following businesses:
Grit & Grace Outdoors
Hair Candy by Shelsey
Locke Auto Parts
Main Street Bakery
Newkirk Auto Parts/56 Feed Co.
Chamber Bucks can be purchased at the Chamber Office in increments of $10. and $25. Don't know what to get someone for that special occasion? Chamber Bucks could be the answer!
Please join Main Street and the Chamber in ribbon cutting and welcoming NAPA/ 56 Feed Co. on Dec. 6th at 5:30pm
There will be a painting class on Saturday, Dec.4th, at 10:00 a.m.
Located at Newkirk Senior Center
Ages 12 & up
$35. per person
Limited to the first 25 to sign up
Snow Prince and Princess Coronation will be held at the court house at 5:15pm and the winners will ride on a float in the parade at 6pm. The theme for this year's Christmas Parade is "Wild West Christmas" It will take place on Saturday Dec 4th at 6:00 p.m. Entry forms are available at newkirkchamber.com or by calling the Chamber Office at 362-2155. There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner and floats will be judged according to the theme. Line up will be at 9th and Maple at 5:15 p.m.
Chamber Calendars for 2022 are in and free to all Chamber members who continue their membership in January. They are also available for $25.00 or free to those who join at the $25.00 level or above.
Category - Newkirk Nature
1st- Dixie Colquhoun
2nd - Paula Hensley
3rd - Jordan Powell
Category - Toast To The Season
1st - Mary Austin
2nd - Carli Blair
3rd - Jordan Powell
Category - Candid Citizens
1st - Natalee Tate
2nd - Ronda Martin
3rd - Fay Chavez
Category - Cityscape
1st - Carli Blair
2nd - Lisa Martin
3rd - Clayton Bergman
Photos will be on display in the Newkirk Chamber Office for the remainder of October.
BEST WISHES TO BRUCE HORINEK AS HE RETIRES FROM NEWKIRK AUTO PARTS. THANK YOU FOR BEING A LOYAL MEMBER OF NEWKIRK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR MANY YEARS!
If you would be willing to help sell pop and water for the Chamber during Charlie Adams Day, please call the Chamber at 362-2155 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any amount of time would be appreciated.
Please follow the link and give your input on the future of passenger and freight rail in Oklahoma by August 26th.
Imagine all of the opportunities for north central Oklahoma if we could extend our rail service!
The Newkirk Chamber loves our Newkirk School employees and to show our appreciation we welcomed them back to school with a breakfast during one of their staff development days.