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.


Small Business Meeting – June 16th



Belle Starr Festival & Roundup Club Rodeo



Wilburton Main Street – New Event in June!

Relics&Rods2017This year Wilburton Main Street will be launching a Car Show/Swap Meet to accompany our first Cruise Night of the summer.  This three day event takes place on June 23rd, 24th and 25th. The schedule of events includes the Swap Meet which begins on Friday, June 23rd and will remain open each day until 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, June 25th.  There will also be food and craft vendors throughout the three days.  On Saturday June 24th, the Car Show Vehicle Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.  Community State Bank will be providing food for the participants following the car show at 3:00 p.m..  Awards will be announced at 4:00 p.m.  There will be live Music provided by “Larmie” sponsored The Latimer County Arts Council.  The band will play from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m..  We begin the evening by Cruising Main Street during the first Cruise Night of the summer. From 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 the cars and entertainment from your favorite spot on Main Street. To sign up for the best “Best Cruise” trophy for 2017, swing by Alpine Ice and get registered. There will also be two $50 dollar give aways to carshow participants that cruise with their carshow entry numbers displayed. We are excited to announce we will be having another Burnout during Cruise Night located at Mark’s Towing.  The Burn out will take place at 7:00 PM at 1314 NW Highway 2. Registration will begin at 6:30 at Mark’s shop.  Donations  will be accepted. All proceeds will go to Wilburton Main Street.


The Car Show will feature a 50/50 Door Prize.  Pre-Registration is $10 and day of show is $15.  Pre-Registration Deadline is June 16th at 5:00.  Pre-registration can be done at the Wilburton Main Street Office, 302 W. Main Street, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays.  There are also cards in several places around town advertising this event.  Registration forms are on the back of those and can be filled out and returned to the Main Street office.


This is a rain or shine event.

We truly appreciate the help from the volunteers who have participated in the planning of this event.

We would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the following sponsors. Without them, this event would not be possible: Houstons Heating and Air, Pizza Hut, Martin Dunn, House of Beauty, First National Bank, Whitney Lewis with State Farm, Cartridge World, Lil’ Marvs, Sun Baby, Camo and Lace, Steves’ Tire, A-OK Railroad, Will Cocke Insurance, Farm House Café, McAlester Union, Gowen Mountain Speed Shop, Crockett’s Drop Shop, A&A Tank, Sledge Hammer Customs of Wilburton, CraftnVinyl, O’Reilly’s and Williams Chevrolet.  We would also like to thank Alford Metals for producing unique well-made trophies, Community State Bank for providing dinner for the participants and The Latimer County Arts Council for sponsoring the band.


FLOOD PREPAREDNESS & Business Continuity Workshop

Flood preparedness checklist

Also America’s Small Business Development Centers Oklahoma will be holding a Business Continuity Workshop on June 13th. Flyer and details to come.

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