Biannual Dairyland Donkey Basketball game re-cap!


A large crowd gathered Wednesday night at the Wilburton middle School Gym where hooves and hoops took over for the Biannual Dairyland Donkey Basketball game.

There were four teams that were made up of members from within the community. The teams played elimination games followed by a championship game. The rodeo stars were born by showing no fear in trying to compete while attempting to ride the ride the donkeys and play basketball at the same time. Community State Bank and the Robbers Cave Riding Stables were the teams in the championship finalists. Robbers Cave Riding Stables were the 2018 Champs.

Laughs were had, bruises were formed and memories were made. The event was a successful fundraiser for the Wilburton Main Street.

Thank you to the following sponsors for helping make this event successful:

Community State Bank, Ma & Pa’s Restaurant, Pioneer Abstract, Lil Marv’s, True Value, Houston Heating and Air, EOSC, Jim Grego, Noah’s Ark Pets & More, Wagner and Lynch, Beaver Creek Horse Supply, A-OK Railroad, Campagna Bookkeeping, Ward Construction, First National Bank, Josh Hass, Arkoma Surveying and Latimer County Tag Agency.

We would also like to thank the Wilburton Public School for allowing the event to be held in the Middle School gym, Invitation by Pastor Lynn Bullard, Singer of the National Anthem Jana Cox with Community State Bank, Jana Cox MC Tucker Reese with Mountaineer Radio, Videographer Marshal Brence with Lions Sounds, Volunteers Treasure Moore with U.S. Cellular, Dustin Skull with Eastern Electric, Roberta Guthrie, Reva Tyler, Maryellen Mooney, Nils Rauniker, Wade Thompson, Stormy Bullard, Fabian Garcia, Bryan Flener and Darrell Bell. We truly appreciate it.



Oklahoma Main Street Center Awards


(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced March 1st the finalists of the program’s annual statewide awards competition. All finalists will be honored, and the winners announced, at the 29th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 8, at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center Hotel.

In the ORGANIZATION category, Wilburton Main Street is in the top three for Best Volunteer Development Program with the #DIGGERFORWARD partnership.

In the PROMOTION category, Wilburton Main Street is on the top three for Premier Special Event Under 1,000 Attendees with the Relics and Rods Car Show & Swap Meet.

We would like to say thank you to a few people who helped make these events a success: Wilburton High School and Wilburton Middle School staff and students, Wilburton Yearbook Class , Relics and Rods Committee, Sponsors, Volunteers, and of course our loyal Wilburton Main Street Volunteers.

The night of the event, Reva Culberson Tyler will be recognized as Board Member of the year.

The Main Street Board is excited for the opportunity to represent our town, and look forward to growing as a community.


Grand Opening at Beaver Creek Horse Supply!


Beaver Creek Horse Supply made its way to Wilburton Main Street just a few short weeks ago.  Joline Goforth started the business in November of 2016,  traveling as a vendor to different rodeos and trade-shows.  She wanted to expand the business, while serving the community, so decided to open a store on Main Street.  The store offers tack, home décor, re-purposed furniture, apparel, southwestern accessories, and jewelry.  When Joline took the leap to expand into a store front, several vendors agreed to join the journey with her.  The vendors include: Diamond H Crazy Creations, Cowgirls & Pearls, Indian Summer Designs, and Beading by Susie Bull.

Joline resides in Wilburton with her family Jeremy Bullard and their two children.  She served on the Wilburton Round -Up Club board for four years.  She has also been very active in other community activities.

Beaver Creek Horse Supply is located next to Talbot Flowers at 147 East Main Street.  Store hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 AM -5:30 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Wilburton Main Street was honored to participate in the Grand Opening for Beaver Creek Horse Supply.


January ’18 – Wilburton Main Street, Inc. Business of the Month


Wilburton Main Street is proud to announce that Pizza Hut has been chosen as the Main Street Business of the Month for the month of January, 2018.  Most of our Main Street Businesses of the Month are located on Main Street however, occasionally, we will venture off of Main Street to recognize a business that has done an outstanding job of supporting the Main Street organization.

Pizza Hut has been in business for many years. In March of 2017 the restaurant was upgraded with new booths and tables/chairs.  Kay Littlejohn, manager of Pizza Hut for 19 years, finds it very important that the restaurant is supportive of all community activities.  They have been contributors to the Wilburton Main Street Cruise night by providing the “Best Cruise” trophy, partners with McDonalds in providing lunch on Customer Appreciation Day during Main Street Week, and numerous other events through the years.  On behalf of Main Street and all other civic organizations in Wilburton, we appreciate their efforts on behalf of the city and its people.




The new rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “DAIRYLAND DONKEY BASKETBALL SHOW” held at the Wilburton Middle School Gymnasium on February 26, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m.!  Its basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus!  All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time.  It’s a thrill a minute, a spill a minute.  Laugh as you’ve never laughed before at the wild crazy donkey basketball show!  


All proceeds will be the benefit of Wilburton Main Street Program.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Wilburton Main Street/Wilburton Chamber of Commerce office at 302 West Main.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.  (Preschool ages 5 and under is free) 


Mainstreet Art

As you are cruising down Main Street, I hope our freshly painted trash cans are catching your eye! A few months ago an idea was presented to the Main Street board about bringing art to Main Street. The idea was to apply a fresh coat of paint to the cans, as well as add some art to make the cans more attractive. We felt this would also present Main Street as a more art friendly environment. The idea was then presented to a particular group of individuals who were willing to launch the project. There efforts have not gone unnoticed.


There is a lot more work to be done before this project is complete, this group has helped put it in motion and for that we are thankful.  We truly appreciate the partnership. We have several cans still needing some TLC. If you or anyone you know is willing to help with this project, contact the Main Street office at 918-465-2254.


Coming soon will be a mural that will be located on the side of the newly redone Canpagna Bookkeeping & Tax Services building. It will be on the west side, which will reside in the pocket park. We look forward to this new attraction in the Goldberg and Joseph Pocket Park and the art on Main Street!


Wilburton Main Street’s “20 Men Who Cook”

What a successful night we had Saturday night at our Main Street fundraiser, 20 Men Who Cook! We raised over $1,000 for our facade grants. Nothing better than seeing community members enjoying themselves for a good cause. Thanks again to all the cooks and volunteers. Thanks to the Digger Forward Wilburton High School students who assisted in setting up the ballroom on Friday afternoon.  Without you all these fundraisers would not be possible.

We try to change the prizes every couple of years, and this year we gave sets of Rada knives to the winners in each category. A special thank you to Caleb Woten for labeling each set of knives for us. The beautiful decorations on each table were donated by Talbots Flowers.  A special thank you to all the businesses who donated prizes: Two Little Dears, Pipers Pretties, True Value, Tractor Supply, Stitch-N-Stuff, Camo and Lace, Sun Baby, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Beavers Creek Horse Supply, Little Country Flowers, Bumper to Bumper, Jeff Cox Insurance, Jim Grego, Rhonda Bell and Latimer County Tag Agency. Without the prizes, we would not be able to have a raffle. We would also like to thank Danel Walker for producing an amazing slide show of Main Streets accomplishments from 2017 and Eastern Oklahoma State College for allowing us to use their facility free of charge.

Winners in each category are:
Appetizer – Dakota Cook
Barbeque – Emory Smith
Chili – CC Puckett, Dessert – Lee Wesley
Entrée – Glenn Cook
Side Dish – Maurice Hawthorne
Soup – Dan Miller
Overall – Maurice Hawthorne.


Congratulations to all! We look forward to next year!


Twenty Men Who Cook Celebrates Sixth Year!


Wilburton Main Street’s winter fundraiser, Twenty Men Who Cook, will celebrate its sixth  year on Saturday, January 20th  in the Student Center Ballroom at Eastern Oklahoma State College at 7:00 PM. This is a fun evening of great food and great fun.

Twenty (or more!) of Wilburtons’ wonderful male cooks whip up their favorite dishes in 6 categories: appetizer, soup, chili, entree, barbeque, and dessert.  Some even choose to enter in more than one category.  Then all of Wilburton can buy a ticket to taste all of the dishes that are entered and vote on a winner in each category!  The competition is fierce among our cooks!

Tickets are $15 per person before the event and $20 at the door.  Pre-event tickets can be purchased at the Wilburton Main Street/Chamber Office at 301 W. Main Street.

All money raised through this event goes toward Façade and Paint Grants given to building owners on Main Street and in the Wilburton Main Street District.  Come enjoy this wonderful food with us.  No one will go home hungry!


Wilburton Main Street, Inc. Business of the Month

Wilburton Main Street is proud to announce that Main Street Drug has been chosen as the Main Street Business of the Month for the month of December, 2017.  Darren Tidwell, D.Ph. (Doctor of Pharmacy) R.Ph. (Registered Pharmacist) – Graduated from SWOSU College of Pharmacy in 1993, Adjunct Professor at both Colleges of Pharmacy (SWOSU and OU Health Science Center).


Darren Tidwell has owned MSD since April 2006.  He has also owned Lakeside Pharmacy in Eufaula since 2010, Tidwell Living Center since 2013 and Quinton Manor since 2016. They have added to their store: DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Custom Compounding, Simplify My Meds program, Diabetic shoes and inserts, Delivery, MTM (Medication Therapy Management), Immunizations, Western Union, and Long-Term Care services. They have added product lines like Pet Meds, Oakie Candles and, more recently, a full line of scrubs.

Darren donates the building for Farmers Market to the Main Street Program.  His contribution to the Main Street Program as well as the community is most appreciated.

Some other achievements throughout the years include: Achieved Accreditation in 2008 and won Business of the Year in 2012. Congratulations Main Street Drug!


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!

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