Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published March 17, 2019, focuses on Arts & Entertainment in Enid and the area.
Other sections include:
• Building on Tradiiton: Community Service, April 14, 2019
Currently, the heritage center has a “weird and wonderful” exhibit on display, which lasts through March 23, 2019. The exhibit includes what Davis called oddities in the organization’s collection that normally do not make it upstairs to the main viewing area.
“Pedestrians enjoying our historic district often support our local businesses, generating more sales tax revenue for city improvements. Walking around and taking photos with the art also provides natural surveillance.” — Main Street Enid Director Kelly Tompkins
"Finger Pick-ing Good on First Fridays, we’ve had some of the best local musicians and bands, as well as some really good out of town people, too." — Billy Beck, local musician
A new studio, with a classroom, video editing bays and a production area at Enid High School will be comparable to a metro news studio, on a smaller scale, when completed.
In the last fiscal year, General Manager Kevin Boryczki said, the CNB Center hosted 365 events, and this fiscal year he said the center is on pace to do 389.
Construction of the playground was completed by volunteers in 1996, and many of the interactive learning features have worn away over the years. Wood boards on the ground level stick out in some places.
Doug Newell, ESO music and executive director, said the symphony pays between $26,000 to $40,000 per year to bring in world-class guest musicians and $18,000 to $25,000 per weekend for each of five season concerts, plus the July 4th celebration and Carnegie Hall programs with local schools.
Gaslight, the oldest continuous community theater in Oklahoma, started in 1966, first performing at the former KGEO TV studio in the 200 block of East Randolph. It has remained strong with community involvement and many of its productions selling out.
"There’s a lot coming up at Meadowlake right now." — Cory Buller, City of Enid Parks and Recreation supervisor
He says there are 1,120,027 pieces of railroad memorabilia at the museum, which has attracted visitors from China, Russia, Australia, Scotland, Germany and England and all 50 states.