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History Celebrated

Fairgrounds Reunion Set For August

An Old Fairgrounds reunion, which will celebrate the history of a variety of Black neighborhoods, will be held from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Activities will be held at Edwards Park, 1515 N. Bryant Ave.

The Old Fairground area includes Sand Town, the Edwards Addition, Smithville, West Town, the Harrison and Dunbar neighborhoods, Walnut Grove and Orchard Park.

Patrons are being encouraged to bring any historically significant documents or artifacts to the celebration.

Also, patrons are being encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other seats. Free food and refreshments will be available.

The event is sponsored by Horace Stevenson and McDonald’s Restaurants.

Sponsors and volunteer help are needed, Annie Pickett, Maurice Anglin and Toni Horton may be called at (405)235-9700 for additional information.