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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 3, 2006 (Page 2 of 3)
City Park Activities
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Independence Day Event Sponsored By City of Collinsville, Donors & Volunteers

Several hundred Collinsville residents joined in the fun and patriotic activities Monday evening in the Collinsville City Park. They enjoyed fireworks, water mellon, face painting, pop corn, a dunk tank, horse rides, jupiter jumps, bubble gum blowing, horse shoe pitching, sack races, clown balloon animals, snow cones and visiting with friends and neighbors. The local band "Smokin' Tumbleweed" provided musical entertainment.

City employees were working the entire evening to keep the fun flowing and then cleaning up after all others were gone. The official city thank you added 7/6/2006 follows:

The City of Collinsville would like to thank everyone that played a part in the Independence Day Celebration. It was a huge success thanks to every one of you.

If you enjoyed the fireworks show, please stop by the Fire Department and thank a fireman. Firing those things off is not an easy job. It’s hot and dangerous. They did a great job!

We thank the following for the monetary donations. These generous donors made the fireworks display a hit!

Grand River Dam Authority
Oklahoma Natural Gas
American Bank
Bank of the Lakes
Rogers County Bank

We thank the following businesses for their support. These generous donors gave prizes which made the games and festivities a hit!

Bill & Ruth’s
C’ville Chamber of Commerce
Doug’s Grill
Downtown, Inc.
Jalapeno Grill
Jr. Main Streeters
Karen’s Restaurant
Monterrey Restaurant
Ms. Nancy’s Shaved Ice
Silver Dollar Café
Sonic Drive-In

We thank Victory Energy for the use of the trailer. The band had a great stage!

We thank the VFW Post 3077 for the flag folding ceremony. It was very moving.

Many were touched by the reading as well as honoring our soldiers, past and present. We live in a great city and a great country. Many have died to allow us to maintain our freedoms—let us never forget.

Mayor Sallee and Your City Commissioners, Pam Porter, Melodie Bateman, Brad Overholt, and Trent Rogers

City Manager Pam Polk

City of Collinsville Employees