"Christmas at the Ramona" Music Show, Friday, December 16th, 7:30pm, Historical Ramona Theater.
Christmas at the Ramona will be a Branson-style show with a mix of music, both fun and inspirational, starring the Landes Family Singers. There will be singing and dancing, appearances by Elvis and Santa, and some big dramatic solos. There also will be fun, humor and inspirational music, some special effects! It's a night not to miss! We will also be featuring David Anderson who is a pianist/singer from Lawton. It will be the premier of the newly updated sound and lighting systems at the Historic Ramona Theatre. There will be something for everyone! You would pay $50 for this show in Branson but the Arts Council as a gift to the community offers this wonderful show for only $5.00!
Holiday Movie Showing: "It's a Wonderful Life"
Sunday, December 18th, 2011, 2pm, Historical Ramona Theater. Free, with Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Donations will be accepted for the Local Food Bank
Frederick's Cotton Festival
ADT OPEN HANGER DAY/ PAUL SALOS CONCERT
This year was our first to feature a fly-in as part of the Open Hangar day. Eighteen aircraft flew in to the event! We had many exhibitors in attendance, including the US Army, Air Force, and National Guard Recruiting. The recruiters had a climbing rockwall and bounce houses to try, along with a dog tag maker, where you could get your "dog tag" for free. Sheppard Air Force Base displayed a T-6 Texan II, the training aircraft you see flying over Frederick on a daily basis! Sheppard Air Force base also brought their K-9 unit and put on a great show with their "attack dogs" as well as their "bomb squad", including their bomb disposal robot! Sheppard also had their crash truck that is based at the Frederick Airport on display, as well as a fire safety display.
The Frederick Fire Department brought out
Gary Sanders from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was on hand demonstrating the "drunk driving" course
The Army Air Corps Living History Group from Fort Worth served as MP's and had fun "harassing" folks as they went by the guard shack, as well as helping orient visitors to the event
The General Tommy Frank's Traveling Road Show
Altus Air Force Base
The U. S. Army Artillery Museum located at Fort Sill displayed an original restored WWII jeep and 75mm pack howitzer as well as having a number of participants in WWII uniform with typical field gear!
A big Thank you to our sponsors for this event! $250 Master Parachutist Level: BancFirst. $100 Senior Parachutist Level: Benson Law Firm; First National Bank of Altus, Frederick Office; Massad, Evans and Kent; Pioneer Telephone, and Subway. $50: Basic Parachutist Level: Jack and Carole Lowery and Crawford Abstract. Other supporters included Howard Chiropractic, Cold Front, United Supermarket, AAA Portable Toilets of Altus, Donnie Coleman, Frederick Airport Manager and the Frederick Airport Board, the City of Frederick, Frederick Boy Scout Troop 220, the Civil Air Patrol, Frederick Country Club, MorningStar Construction (Doug Ade), and Wichita Mountain Bluegrass. Thanks for everyone's support, and we plan on an even bigger event next year!
The fun didn't stop there, that evening there was the "Magic of Sinatra" at the Ramona Theater. Paul Salos is a Frank Sinatra stylist and Air Force Veteran. Salos was also a finalist on the hit TV show, "America's Got Talent". Joining him were his live band and female vocalist at the Ramona Theatre! There is another concert this week at the Ramona on Thursday July 28th at 7:30pm. The Quartz Mountain Music Festival will present a "run out" concert. Join us for an evening of beautiful classical and Spanish classical music and hear our talented young college students and professional musicians share their art with you. Admission is free!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TOUR FREDERICK
Saturday, July 2, 2011 a group of 20 students, including their families, visited Frederick. The group toured the ADT Hanger, The Crawford Collection, and The Pioneer Townsite. They also enjoyed a wonderful southern meal of Chicken Fried Steak served at the Frederick Country Club, and cooled their palets later in the afternoon by stopping by Cold Front Express for Shaved Ice. The students were part of the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University. Their trip coordinator and International Student Advisor is Frederick's own, Janina Graves. Saturday night the group enjoyed an exotic meal at The United Methodist Church; each student prepared a native dish a their host parent's house and then brought their meal to the church to make one big pot-luck-style feast.
FREDERICK'S GOT TALENT 2011
The"Frederick's Got Talent" show performed Friday night at the Ramona Theatre was a big hit. A large crowd enjoyed a variety of acts-from the super talented to the really silly. Emcee Ray Wallace sporting bow tie and straw boater kept the show moving with some great asides and even managed to sneak in a banjo number while judges made their choices.
First place went to Melissa Landes who sang "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from "Phantom of the Opera". Melissa is the talented fourteen year old daughter of Jeff and Wendy Landes. Second place went to Juan Longoria, eleven year old son of Alex and Sylvia Longoria. Juan had all the right moves as he danced to Michael Jackson's "Beat It". The New Bouffants were awarded an honorable mention for not hurting themselves during performances to "Chain of Fools" and "Stop In The Name of Love".
The audience voting with dollars to choose the People's Choice chose the lovely and talented Paige Akin. First runner-up in People's Choice was Chloe Fraley and second runner-up was Paisley Haston. Lemonade was served in the Lois Long Center after the performance to allow the audience to meet, greet and photograph the performers. Proceeds from the show will be used to further upgrade sound and lighting systems at the Ramona.
Saturday night in Frederick included another great showcase of talent--the town's very own, Britni Hoover and her musical stylings.
Born and raised in Frederick, Oklahoma, Britni is a country music talent who lives the life she sings about. Throughout the years Hoover has had the opportunity to work with some of the most popular names in country music including Jack Ingram, Little Big Town, Mickey Raphael, and the legendary George Jones. In 2007 she released her debut album, Country Strong which led her to take part in some of the biggest music events in the world such as, numerous showcases at the highly anticipated South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, TX. She has also been the guest speaker and performer at several performing arts schools and a number of television shows in Oklahoma and Texas. At the annual Wayland's Birthday Bash, a tribute to Wayland Jennings, she was selected as one of the artists to contribute to this country music legend. Hoover has also sang at the Texas Motor Speedway. Hoover is now working in Nashville on an upcoming album while she also finishes her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Cameron University. She is also anticipating a wedding to her fiance Matt Smith in the near future. For more info on Britni check outwww.britnihoover.com
Britni's performance was at the Pioneer Townsite last Saturday, June 25. This was the last of the 2011 Concert in the Park Series put on by the Frederick Arts and Humanity Council. The council provided Frederick with a different concert every Saturday night in June at the Pioneer Townsite. The concerts are free and open to the public, put on purely for the enjoyement of the listeners.
Also at the concert, Matt Humble won a new lawn chair donated by Frederick's Sonic Drive-In. The raffle was held in the middle of the concerts, those entered were people who attended the event.
The house of Melvin and Catherine Davis has recently been referred to as a symbol for "community" in Frederick. Last summer the Davis' needed a wheelchair ramp for their house, so a group of Methodist Youth students graciously came and built one. This year the folks at First Baptist Church wanted to help the Davis' by laying carpet and applying paint that The Home Depot had donated, however a leaky roof delayed this project. Thankfully, one benefit from living in a small community is that everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand. That being said, The First United Methodist Youth Group in Frederick hosted Youth Force last week, therefore one phone call led to another and before they knew it, the Davis' had a new roof over their heads. Thank you Frederick for all your hard work!