Weekend plans depend upon the weather

Friday, December 12th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The threat of winter weather has many folks wondering what will happen to their weekend plans, whether it's travel, parades or parties.

News on 6 reporter Ashli Sims says for many folks snow and sleet are uninvited guests this weekend. Many are seeing holiday parties, parades and travel plans slip away.

At Tulsa's Oral Roberts University, hundreds of students are headed home for the holidays. Some students are trying to beat the storm. They packed up and got out of town Friday morning. Others aren't taking any chances. ORU Senior Erika Ponce decided to postpone her trip to Lubbock, Texas to make sure she arrived home safely.

Organizers of Tulsa's Jingle Bell Run are also worried about safety. 500 Tulsans were going to run to raise money for the arthritis foundation. Organizers say a little snow would make for a festive holiday race, but too much could be dangerous.

David Brennan, Jingle Bell Run organizer: "it's an emotional decision I want to do the race based on my emotions but intellectually we have to worry about safety and the biggest safety issue is ice."

Organizers of the Jingle Bell Run have decided to postpone the race until next month.

Many holiday parties seem to be on schedule. The Downtown Adam's Mark Hotel is booked for nine holiday parties this weekend. So far, none of them have been canceled.