Over father’s day weekend, Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd rocked the streets of downtown Edmond with their block party style festival that celebrates all things local.
One of the big hits of the event was the Oklahoma ER and Hospital’s Teddy Bear Workshop.
“Saturday was amazing!” said Makailyn Dillon, Director of Marketing for Oklahoma ER & Hospital. “We were overwhelmed with the support of the community. We gave out over 400 Teddy Bears, probably closer to 500 if not more”.
Three talented local artists took the stage by storm with sounds from local saxophonist Spunk Adams, indie rock singer/songwriter Chelsey Cope, and the eight-piece project with a killer four-piece horn section Weston Horn & The Hush.
The highlighted nonprofit for the June event, Wings OK, shared their mission that seeks to create a community for adults with developmental disabilities where their members can “feel safe and independent, develop meaningful productive job skills, and grow socially, emotionally, and spiritually.”
Heard on Hurd volunteer and Citizens Bank of Edmond employee, Tabatha Thurman, told us about her favorite part of the event, “It’s fun for my whole family that range in age from 5 to 30. We have a family tradition to try a new food truck item every month. Citizens never disappoints and there is always something new to try”.
Along with local food and retail vendors, families were able to learn about the summer reading programs at the Edmond Public Library booth.
Festival goers of all ages stood in line to have caricatures drawn of them from the warmly known local artist, Kelly Killough at Ancestry 2Art.
Next month the Heard on Hurd stage will welcome New Time Zones, Kyle Reid, and Matt Stansberry & the Romance.