2017 Wilburton Main Street Santa Photos & Wilburton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

What an eventful couple of weekends we have had here in our wonderful community.  In preparation for the events, Wilburton Main Street partnered with a group of High Schoolers for a Digger Forward project.  The young men helped hang Christmas decorations around light poles as well as set out Christmas cut outs on the sidewalks.  We appreciate their efforts.  Also, the city hung wreaths putting the final touch of bringing Christmas to Main Street.

Santa photos took place on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd.  Through the support of the community, Main Street raised an excellent amount over the two days of hosting the Santa photos.  This year was the most we have ever made on this event.  Thank you to all who participated and those who volunteered to help make this a successful event.  A special thank you to Talbots Flowers for the beautiful back drop and all the help from the wonderful staff.  We also want to say thank you to Tanner Killingsworth, aka ‘Santa’.  He is a Senior at Wilburton High School and attends Vo-Tech in McAlester for welding. Tanner loves to hunt, fish, weld and to see children smile. He has a wonderful outlook on life. He has played Santa for his family for many years. We were thoroughly impressed that this young gentleman volunteered his time to play Santa and even more impressed once we witnessed him in action. Thank you, Tanner, for volunteering your time to bring Christmas magic to so many children. You were wonderful! We hope we helped you cross that one off your bucket list.

We continued our festivities this past Saturday with our annual Chamber Christmas Parade held on downtown Main Street on Saturday, December 9. We are beyond pleased with the amount of entries and spectators.  Thank you everyone and Congrats to our winners.

1st Place- Wilburton Assembly of God

2nd Place- Sonshine Fellowship

3rd  Place – Wilburton First Baptist Church

We would also like to congratulate Hailee Robinson.  She is the daughter of Richard and Amy Robinson.  She was chosen as the winner of the Miss Christmas 2017.  She is a senior at Wilburton High School. She chose to participate in writing the essay for Miss Christmas because she enjoys writing and this time of year.  Congratulations to all!


2017 Wilburton Chamber of Commerce – Christmas Parade

Get a taste of small town charm and inspiring creativity as vintage cars, floats and even walkers herald in the arrival of St. Nick.

The 2017 Wilburton Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be held on December 9th at 6:00p.m.

The theme for this years parade is a Charlie Brown Christmas! Float applications can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office. Applications are due by Friday December 8th.

Dress warmly as Christmas cheer is brought to the community by this long time tradition.


Wilburton Main Street Inc. & Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dates to Remember

Friday and Saturday, December 1st & 2nd

Santa Photos at Talbots Flowers

5 – 8 on Friday, 10- 2 on Saturday


Saturday, December 9

 Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights

Theme: Charlie Brown

Float applications can be picked up at the Chamber office.


More details on all of these events will be available in this paper, and on Wilburton Main Streets’ and the Chambers’ Facebook pages.


Following up Fall Cruise Night 2017

cruise night 2017 FallI want to thank the 2017 FALL CRUISE NIGHT SPONSORS: Pioneer Abstract Co., Inc., The community State Bank, Maw & Pa’s Country Café, and Southeast True Value.  We would also like to thank the band Flashback for providing live entertainment. It was wonderful!

Our final cruise was a very successful fall cruise. Live entertainment, a full main street, burnouts, no major accidents and almost all shirts were sold.

Thank you all who participated and or attended.  We look forward to next year!


Cruise Night – October 21st, 2017

October 21st is the final Cruise Night for the 2017 year. From classics to newest models, all vehicles are welcomed and encouraged to participate. We welcome everyone to participate, by cruising or by sitting back and watching all of the cars and entertainment from their favorite spot on Main Street.  Live entertainment will be provided by the Flash Back band out of Ft. Smith. We will also have vendors up and down Main Street.

T-shirts/ long sleeve shirts will be sold in the Chamber Parking Lot.

Mark’s Towing will be hosting a Burnout during the Cruise Night.  The Burn out will take place at 7:00 PM at 1314 NW Highway 2. We appreciate the partnership and the efforts shown to incorporate this into the cruise night.

Shout out to Kwick Rentals for providing a light tower for us! Thank you for donating your services. We truly appreciate it.




Fall Cruise Night – October 21st

Please keep in mind classics to newest models, all vehicles are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Watch for restaurant specials and other deals around town going on during Cruise Night.

We welcome everyone to participate, by cruising or by sitting back and watching all of the cars and entertainment from your favorite spot on Main Street.  Shirts will be available in the Chamber parking lot.

Please keep in mind this is Fall Festival weekend.  Fall Festival is located at Robbers Cave State Park.



Middle School Fall Clean-up!

MiddleSchoolFallCleanup_2017aMain Street is gearing up for the upcoming Fall Festival festivities that are rapidly approaching.

Monday morning twenty-four Wilburton Middle Schoolers chaperoned by Middle School Principal Kyle Vanderburg spent two hours working on Main Street.  They swept the sidewalks, picked up trash, pulled weeds, and assisted in decorating the corners for Fall.

The Main Street Program appreciates the help and we look forward to working with the kids in the future.



Ribbon Cutting


U.S. Cellular Premier Locations made its way to Wilburton Main Street in June of 2013. They are located at 124 W. Main St., Wilburton, OK. 74578. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.  to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. There are three employees:

Treasure Moore – Enterprise Manager, Kayla Aue – Sales Associate, and Joshua Hawthorne – Sales Associate.

The Wilburton Chamber of Commerce was honored to participate in a ribbon cutting for US Cellular.



Wilburton Main Street, Inc. Business of the Month – Sept. ’17


Wilburton Main Street is proud to announce that True Value has been chosen as the Main Street Business of the Month for the month of September 2017.  Wes Shelton has been manager for nine years.  He and his staff, Lisa Shelton, Nick Watkins, Kendra Dwyer, and Ann Watson take great pride in stocking the store daily with the variety of items that they carry.

They are often seen assisting customers, stocking shelves, maintaining inventory and having a family oriented atmosphere.  True Value is well known for their value of the month sales. The store is filled from open to close.  The store hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:30 and Saturday from 8:00 to 2:30.

True Value is very supportive of Main Street activities even though they are not in our official Main Street district.  They sponsor our events and are always willing to donate door prizes. The well-kept appearance of the store and its surroundings make it and asset to Wilburton and the Main Street Program.

We appreciate True Value and their contribution to Wilburton Main Street, Inc. and to the city of Wilburton.


Wilburton Main Street Celebrates Main Street Week!!

Wilburton Main Street Celebrates



Main Street Week is a time to reflect on the history of Wilburton, which became a city in 1902. At that time there were many businesses which catered to the thriving mining industry and many new buildings were going up. Some of these buildings still stand on our Main Street today.


Monday and Tuesday, September 18th and 19th ,  we had our 5th Grade Walking Tours on Main Street. On Friday, September 15th , led by Mike Mooney and their instructors, the Wilburton FFA spent a few hours cleaning and grooming the Goldberg and Joseph Heritage Park in preparation for this event. This tour is to introduce students to these buildings and to the history of our city. To provide the kids a visual of the stories, Main Street partnered with the High School Drama Club. The students spoke on the buildings while in costume.

MainStreetWeek_2Wednesday, September 21st, Main Street Program Manager Tamra Bell interviewed and videoed George Kennedy, with George Kennedy Realty, and he shared some of his experiences in being a business man in Wilburton. He also spoke about the early days of the Main Street Program. He was on the original board and served as President of that board before retiring after several years.


Thursday, September 22nd, Tamra had the privilege of interviewing and videoing Doctor Robert Woodruff, also known as Doc Woody. They discussed what he knows about Wilburton history and how he has been involved with the Main Street Program for many years.

These videos can be found on the Wilburton Main Street Facebook Page.

Friday, September 23rd, was the Annual Customer Appreciation Cookout.  The sponsors of the lunch were McDonalds and Pizza Hut.  McDonalds provided Burgers and Pizza Hut served pizza.  Lunch was served in the parking lot of Huskins from 11-1.


We would like to say thank you to a few people who helped make these events possible: Wilburton FFA, Wilburton High School Drama Club, Wilburton Yearbook Class, Jeremy Bullard & Crew, Pizza Hut Manager and Staff and McDonalds Manager and Staff, Roy’s Cardinal Food Store and of course our loyal Wilburton Main Street Volunteers.

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