Oklahoma Heritage Festival


| September/October 1995



Cooking molasses

Cooking molasses, left to right, Jim Doerksen, Lincoln Emery, Don Colwell, Alvis Lum, Jerry Runnels.

Superintendent Cache Public Schools 201 West H Avenue Cache, Oklahoma 73527

Cache (pronounced Cash, means to store or hide something) Schools served as host for the Oklahoma Heritage Festival held September 23 &. 24, 1994. The festival proved to be another success. It is held every other year on the fourth Friday and Saturday of even number years. The next festival is scheduled to be held September 27 & 28, 1996.

To our knowledge, this is the only show of this type to be held by a school. A number of the tractor and engine shows are having a student day, which is great and is exactly what should be done. Remember to be patient with students. There are a lot of you who think young people should become more involved. It is our responsibility to contact the schools to make them aware that we are willing to help and what each of us has to offer.

Here at Cache, we have a number of people who volunteer their time. Our Ag Mechanics Class has rebuilt four or five tractors and worked on others in the past few years. Volunteers have given their time.

We started our festival around 1982 because some people wanted to share their knowledge and interest in our heritage with our students. The involvement of our local people has kept it going. We have had exhibitors from Texas, Kansas and New Mexico, but we really need more to come share their knowledge and expertise with us.

Our goals are to get the students out of the classroom to actually see our history in action. They are always amazed at what our forefathers could do and how they could do so much with so little. My hidden goal is to let the youngest know that they don't have to turn to drugs. They too can make it (life) happen with what they have.