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Ada Outdoor Home & Garden Show 2005
Aptil 30, 2005

ADA—By April 30th, spring will have sprung and Ada’s 3rd Annual Outdoor Home & Garden Show will be in full swing at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex between 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Radio station KYKC and Eagle Marketing/Ada Evening News have teamed up to fill the Red Barn and outside area with over 50 vendors, exhibitors, shows, demonstrations and entertainment, plus the Pontotoc County Quilt Show is happening next door!

As with tradition, the Chickasaw Honor Guard post the colors promptly at 8 a.m. to kick-off the day’s events.

Anyone interested in finding new home and garden ideas, transforming their backyards into something spectacular, and expanding their summer activities needs only to show-up because admission is free.

“We’d like to think of it as an outdoor home and garden revival,” said Kay Hall, show coordinator. According to Hall, this year’s show is all about getting inspired. It’s about everything outdoors: gardening, landscaping, remodeling, storm shelters, pools, spas, outdoor furniture, cooking, summer fashions, Pets, lawnmowers, motorcycles, ATVs, and RVs.

Antiques? Probably. Outside fleamarket booths? Maybe.

There are all kinds of shows, classes, demonstrations and contests including: a chef demonstration, a kid’s gardening class, a motorcycle show, classic car exhibit, pet center, pet talent contest, homemade pies and jellies contest and a special ice carving demonstration.

It’s a day to wear comfortable shoes, grab a lawn chair and plan to make a day of it! Lawn chairs will come in handy watching the Ray Davis & Pocketful of Blues concert and the Summer Fun Fashion show. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times. The food court is open all day with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m.

Here’s a breakdown of all the major events.

Between 8—10 a.m., the Wal-Mart Relay for Life Team will be flipping pancakes to feed the crowd breakfast and raise money for Relay for Life.

The OBI coach will be on the premises all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosting a blood drive. For more information call 580-436-0384.

Local motorcycle club the Ada Blueknights #6 is hosting a motorcycle show to raise money for the Ada Adult Daycare. Check-in time for contestants is between 8—8:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per entry. Categories: 1) Imports, 2) Vintage, 1990 and back, 3) American, 4) Rat Bike, the rattier the better, 5) Custom Class and 6) Youth Class, 16 & under. Motorcycles will be displayed all day for viewing by the public. Awards ceremony for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place and “Peoples Choice” is at 3 p.m. inside the Red Barn. Contact Lynn Haines at 580-399-0000.

It’s an all-day RV show and the perfect time to stroll through the RVs parked and waiting to find new homes and to become someone’s home away from home! Getting ready for summer excursions is what Idle Time RV’s of Allen is all about and they’ll have a huge selection of sophisticated recreation vehicles on display and ready for immediate purchase. On-site financing available.

At 10 a.m. there’s a special presentation by ice sculptor Ken Burkemper who’s company “Ideas In Ice” has been in business in Oklahoma City for 15 years. Burkemper has been sculpting truly unique and whimsical things out of blocks of ice for over 25 years and is also a chef. He’s the only ice sculptor in Oklahoma certified by the National Ice Carving Association. He’s competed nationally, internationally and most recently won several awards with his Team USA partner David VanCamp of St. Louise at the World Ice Carving Championship in Asahikawa Japan. Burkemper, VanCamp’s sculptures won “Best In Sculpting”, “Legends Award, Telling The Best Story”, and 3rd place in two-block competition.

9:30--10:00 a.m. is the official judging of the very best local homemade pies, jellies, jams/preserves, relishes, salsas & chowchows. Look for entry forms at KYKC, 121 S. Constant and at various show sponsor locations and printed in the Ada Evening News. $5 per entry. Ribbons awarded in first, second & third place categories. CATEGORIES: Fruits (Jellies, Jams/Preserves), Vegetable (Pepper Jelly); Relishes; Salsas; ChowChows and Homemade Pies (Fruits, Cream/Custard, and Pie Crust Only).

Returning for a third year is Oklahoma Chef Todd Elliott who’ll provide a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. This is a real crowd pleaser, especially when he hands out scrumptious tastings! Chef Elliott’s lesson is on “Grilling Steaks to Perfection” and there’s always the addition of his other summer favorites—such as deserts—remember the grilled bananas!

Kicking-off at 12 Noon is the Summer Fun Fashion Show. The cuteness factor is way up there with this event as local models, ages 2 to 60 years--girls and guys—model the latest summer fashions from local clothing stores. Look for the Oklahoma Dance Academy to perform prior to the start of the fashion show.

Between 1—3 p.m., Ray Davis & Pocketful of Blues is performing center stage inside the Red Barn. Davis attributes his early beginnings in blues to the red dirt of Oklahoma and he and his band the Pocketful of Blues is well known to this area having played numerous 4th of July celebrations here in Ada, and performing at local events, restaurants and clubs. Davis travels all across the Midwest and Southwest performing at blues festivals and various clubs. Ray Davis & Pocketful of Blues can be found at a number of their regular Texas hang-outs such as Six Flags, Moose and Vinny’s or the Texas Motor Speedway Club in Ft. Worth, TX.

Look for the Pet Center at the show and find all kinds of popular pet related products, services and supplies, all kinds of experts on hand to answer pet questions! At 4 p.m. the Pet Talent Show wraps-up the day as local pets go on parade in the stage area showing off their talents—it promises to be a hoot! All pets deserve an award and are probably very talented at home in a number of ways! Prizes awarded in the talent division and several other “surprise” categories! Type of pet is not limited to but includes dogs, cats, birds, pigs and other. Entry fee is only $5 and all money raised goes to the Pontotoc County Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) Judging includes: talent difficulty, sing, dance, costume, fetch, and two secret categories. Check in at 2 p.m. at the Pet Center.

For more information about the Outdoor Home & Garden Show or any event, please call Kay Hall, 580-436-6351, or visit these websites:, or Most pre-registration forms will be available at participating sponsor locations and at the studios of KYKC, 121 S. Constant and printed in the Ada Evening News.###

Saturday, April 30th

8:00 a .m. Presentation of Colors, Chickasaw Honor Guard

8:00—8:30 Registration for Motorcycle Show

8:00 a.m.—3 p.m. Motorcycle Show (outdoors)
(Ada BlueKnights #6 Motorcycle Show all day, Awards at 3 p.m., fundraiser for the Ada Adult Daycare Center!)

8:00 a.m.---5 p.m. Idle-Time RV Show (outside)

8:00—9:00 Pancake Breakfast, Wal-Mart Relay for Life Team

9:00—10:00 Gardening Classes

10:00-11:00 Ice Carving Demonstration by Ken Burkemper
of “Ideas in Ice”

11:00-12:00 Chef Todd Elliott, “Grilling Steaks to Perfection”

11:30-12:00 Pre-Show to Fashion Show Provided by the
“Oklahoma Dance Academy”

12:00—1:00 Summer Fun Fashion Show

1:00 —3:00 Ray Davis and the “Pocketful of Blues” Band

3:15 p.m. Motorcycle Show Awards

4:00—5:00 Pet “Talent” Show, (fundraiser for P.A.W.S.)

Food Court:
Charcoled Hamburgers & Hot Dogs by Ada BlueKnights #6
Sub Sandwiches & Sweets by Heavenly Buns
Indian Taco Stand by Angela Jarrett
Frozen Fruit & Ice Cream Bars by Just Desserts

Here are additional happenings (times TBA):
1) Self-Defense Class (open to the public)
2) Cooking Contest: Sweet-n-Treat /Enter Homemade Pies, Jellies & Jams for judging
3) Classic Cars Exhibit
4) Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood Drive (all day)