Homecoming is here!

Staff Writer

This year's homecoming theme is “Summertime Fun in the Kiamichi’s” and the celebration is shaping up to be a good one.
Saturday, June 16, the Antlers Rotary Club host a "country breakfast” at the Methodist Church from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
The Antlers Masonic Lodge's annual Turtle Races will take place at the Antlers' First Baptist Church, starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Homecoming Parade will take place at 10:00 a.m. Participants need to start lining up on High Street around 8:30 a.m. Parade entry numbers will be handed out at line up. Judges from out of town will judge the parade.
After the parade, starting at 12:30 p.m., there will be activities for the kids in FirstBank Park until 1:30 p.m. Vendors will be set up in FirstBank park, and a car show will be going on at the Depot.
Kicking off at 3:00 p.m. will be country and pop music at the park, with gospel singing taking over at 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. in the park, volunteers will start serving guests who came to enjoy the Fish Fry ($7 per plate).
The Street Dance, which will be held back down on High Street this year, will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will feature "Whiskey River", a popular local band headed by Neal Billy.
Billy and his band have perform at different venues, casinos, and other events throughout Southeast Oklahoma.
“Come on out and enjoy all the activities, parade, food, vendors, music and dance,” said Harolynn Wofford, Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce president. "We have a full line up and something for the entire family, so we hope all the people that come back home to Antlers and Pushmataha County enjoy the event this year.”
A full schedule of events can be found at the Chamber Office, Wildlife Heritage Center Museum, Antlers City Hall and is available on the Chamber's facebook page.