Tulsa's Centennial committee is looking to next November

Wednesday, October 12th 2005, 1:02 pm
By: News On 6

In 2007, Oklahoma celebrates its 100th birthday and Tulsa is already planning the party. The Oklahoma Centennial Tulsa committee announced plans Wednesday for a week long celebration in November 2006.

The events will include a combination of education and entertainment. The Oklahoma Centennial Tulsa committee will set up their office in the Tulsa Historical Society building.

Sharon King Davis: "We will have phone numbers, actively started for statehood day November 16th."

The committee also unveiled a replica of the Oklahoma Centennial spirit pole Wednesday, a 20 foot art piece that will adorn sidewalks and business all around Tulsa. The first spirit pole was given as a gift from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in response to Oklahoma City's gift to Tulsa of a centennial clock.

The spirit pole symbolizes colorful Native American heritage and the spirit of achievement and optimism.