Gooberfest is This Saturday, October 6


The 2007 Gooberfest is this Saturday, October 6, in Colony.

The celebration of the peanut industry in western Oklahoma is sponsored by the town of Colony in cooperation with Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Doug Misak, chair of the festival, said Gooberfest will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in downtown Colony around Kauger Park.

A parade featuring firefighting equipment from several area communities and promoting National Fire Prevention Week will be held at 9 a.m. Morning entertainment will also include area singers and musicians.

SWOSU’s Gallery of the Plains Indian will be open featuring fine arts items by Native American, student and other Oklahoma artists. Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and other works will be on display and available for purchase.

SWOSU will also provide a moonwalk and kids’ booth for younger visitors. Students from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy will also be on hand to provide free blood pressure tests.

Food and craft vendors will offer a selection of products to feed visitors and to spark gift-giving and home décor ideas.

At 1 p.m., the town of Colony will host an auction of goods and services donated by cooperating businesses and individuals. Auction proceeds benefit activities of the town of Colony. To secure booth space and to donate items for the auction, contact Dwayne Payne at (405) 545-0140 or Belle Smith at (405) 929-7210.

Misak said the nearby town of Corn has scheduled its community-wide garage sale for Saturday also, so there are extra incentives for area residents to visit the northeast Washita County towns of Colony and Corn.