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Hi everyone! I am so grateful this year to be getting our annual October/November issue ready to send final files to the printer. Mostly because we have experienced having to change printers 3 times since March 2020 because in fact they went out of business. I am so happy with our new printer, and I hope they are able to weather the issues causing problems in their industry. After 23 years as a publisher, I’ve just never seen anything like what has happened over the last year and a half.

As well, I’ve been preparing ballots for our 2022 Community Favorites Around Edmond and they will be up next week, so keep your eye out and come back to vote for your favorite businesses and services!

I can’t reiterate how difficult its been for retailers over the last year, with inventory shortages caused by the backed up shipping industry. You can support any of your local retailers by dropping in and shopping in store, and get what you need on the spot and not have to wonder if your online purchases made this week will make it in time for Christmas.

Emory Anne Interiors and Botanical Bar on 150th Street just se of Santa Fe will be hosting the annual Holiday Open House this evening from 4-8 pm, with all new vignettes and product in store, however, you might want to pick up what you like because of the shortages Anne won’t be able to get fill in orders this year!

Oops I Arted Art Studio on Bryant south of 33rd in Shoppes at Cheyenne, will be hosting Thanksgiving classes during the early week of Thanksgiving! Reserve your spot early as they tend to book quickly by calling Risa at 405-476-9211

The Downtown Edmond Business Association will be hosting their first Veterans Day Celebration on November 11th, 2021, 4:30pm-6pm at Festival Market on 1st and the Railroad Tracks in Downtown Edmond

“Craig Brudzinski and myself decided to celebrate all of our Veterans with a new event in Downtown Edmond and we wanted to make it big and something that could become a tradition for our community.  We also wanted to do it right, so we involved many leaders in our military and our city to plan this event.”, DEBA Executive Director Stephanie Carel said.

Carel’s husband, David Carel served as a combat medic in the Oklahoma National Guard for 21 years so the Veterans hold a special place in their heart.

This event will include some important people and fun events, including speakers Senator Adam Pugh, Major General (R) Rita Aragon, Brigadier General (R) Ben T. Robinson, Mayor Darrell Davis and Emcee Colonel (R) Mustafa “Kujo” Koprucu.  Musical guests Kyle Dillingham and Voices of Crossings.  Presentation of the colors by Edmond North JROTC Honor Guard.  Invocation by 179th Command Chaplain.  Live Art and Sale, Kids activity from the Edmond Public Library, Veteran’s card station that will be delivered to the VA Hospital, refreshments, history of the Veterans of Edmond Display, and information booths from the National Guard Family Program, Edmond VFW, Edmond American Legion and many more.

Thank you to the many volunteers and our sponsors- Evans & Davis, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, City of Edmond, Baggerley Funeral Home, Junk Platoon, Remodeling Concepts, Downtown Edmond Business Association

As Citizen’s RISE announced the retailers for the winter season in October, Out on a Limb has been occupying the space since the season finale of Heard on Hurd! Just afterward, Norma Lane moved in, and their spaces next door to Citizen’s Bank of Edmond are adorable!

Stop in Tuesday through Saturday’s till the end of December to check out what they have to offer.

And to celebrate on Friday, Citizen’s Bank of Edmond is Cash Mobbing the space from 11 am to 6 pm! Stop by the Citizen’s Bank Lobby to pick up your $5 voucher, post a picture of your purchase on social media, tag @ShopNormaLane and @Outonalimbokc as well as @citizensedmond and use the #CBECashMob to receive $5 toward your purchase on Citizen’s Bank of Edmond.

Stop by next week to see what’s happening around Edmond! Have a terrific weekend!