Tulsa, Okla. (Jan. 2, 2019) – Incoming First Lady Sarah Stitt announced today new details for the Scissortail Children’s Festival, a preinaugural celebration taking place from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 12 at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.
“The Scissortail Children’s Festival is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and celebrate the future of our great state while also reflecting on Oklahoma’s history through educational activities and entertainment,” said Stitt. “We will be giving away 300 festival tickets to children in foster care, and all ticket sales will be donated to non-profits supporting these children and the families who open their heart and a safe home to those in need.
Tickets are $25 per family unit and must be purchased in advance at www.OklahomaTurnaround.com.
More than 300 tickets will be donated to children and families in the foster care system through James Mission and Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children (TAPC). All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the following Oklahoma-based non-profits: Lilyfield, Pepper’s Ranch, James Mission and TAPC.
Stitt continued, “This event holds a special place in my heart. It is a time to come together as one state to support those in need in our communities and focus on the progress we can make when we are unified under a shared vision to strengthen families and give all of Oklahoma’s children a hope and a bright future.”
The Scissortail Children’s Festival will include activities focused on educating attendees on the history of Oklahoma through craft stations, scavenger hunts, storytelling, and face painting.
Entertainment during the festival will feature the following Oklahoma-based talent:
- Tulsan Magician Steve Lancaster
- Marty Tipton, a trick roper and cowboy humorist known as the “Oklahoma Kid”
- Clark Youth Cabaret, Tulsa’s longest running youth arts program outside the public schools
- Osage Children’s Ballet
- Princesses from Miss Oklahoma and Miss Teen Oklahoma
- Discovery Lab scientists from the OKC Science Museum
- Ella Phillips, a Tulsa youth singer performing the Star Spangled Banner
- Brayden Jamison, a Tulsa youth musician performing God Bless America
- Pistol Pete mascot from Oklahoma State University and Boomer mascot from the University of Oklahoma
Scissortail Children’s Festival sponsors include Educational Development Corporation, who will be donating 800 copies of the book Wonders of the USA to attendees, Tulsa Yard Greetings, and Cookie Doodle.