Here’s a look at six things to know before you set your alarm for Thursday.
1.HONORING A LOCAL HERO: The funeral for the OHP Captain who died from COVID-19 is Thursday at Atoka High School’s football field. Jeff Sewell passed away Saturday, three weeks after he was hospitalized.
2.FIREFIGHTERS FUNDRAISING: Fill the Boot is back this year. Tulsa Firefighters will be out at LaFortune Park from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the parking lot on Yale near the baseball fields taking drive-thru donations. All the money raised goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
3.GET VACCINATED: Free flu shots start Thursday at Tulsa Health Department locations by appointment only. Everyone six months and older are encouraged to get the vaccine by Halloween.
4.A CHARGE FOR THE FUTURE: Gathering Place will unveil next-generation electric vehicle charges at 9 a.m. We’ll get a look at the charging stations that will be at popular Tulsa destinations.
5.EAT OUT: Oklahoma Restaurant Days start Thursday. Governor Stitt declared October 1-3 as an official statewide event to encourage Oklahomans to visit their favorite local restaurants, as many have struggled during the pandemic.
6.WEEKEND EVENTS: BlackGold Days in Glenpool opens Thursday, featuring food, crafts, carnival games, live entertainment, frog and turtle races and a beer garden. It’s at BlackGold Park at 145th Street South and Highway 75.