New restaurants added to first "Taste of Sand Springs" event

Harper's Hut is one of many businesses to join the inaugural Taste of Sand Springs event. 

Harper's Hut is one of many businesses to join the inaugural Taste of Sand Springs event. 

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual restaurant crawl is no more, replaced this year by the first annual “Taste of Sand Springs” event.

Thursday, June 16, the Chamber will host a dining event at the Charles Page High School cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Rib Crib, Napoli’s Italian Eatery, and Cheezies Pizzeria were initially confirmed for the event, and the Chamber announced an even longer list of food vendors on Thursday. Reasor's Deli and Bakery, Sandlot Sno-Balls, Gander Way Vineyards, Harper's Hut Shaved Ice and Java, Meadowlake Ranch, Charlie's Chicken, and Osage Casino will all be providing food. More restaurants are expected to join the event but aren't confirmed yet. 

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children between the ages of 6-10, and kids under five are free. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chamber and Junior Achievement.

According to the Junior Achievement website, they seek to “empower young people to own their economic success.” Their programs “educate young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics through the support of teachers, parents, and volunteers in the classroom...Junior Achievement helps educate students in personal finance and practical workplace skills, preparing them to pursue their careers as well as their dreams.”

For more information on the event, contact Kristen Valentin at 918.245.3221 or email her at

Also on the horizon: 

Sand Springs Community Services is hosting their annual “Margaritaville Summer Party” at the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge golf course on Saturday, June 11th. The event will last from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and will benefit the Community Services general fund.

The party will feature live music, dancing, food, drinks, and games. The cost is $60 per person or $450 for a table of eight. Corporate sponsors are welcome to advertise on tables for $500.

According to the SSCS Mission Statement, “SSCS is dedicated to ASSIST, CONNECT, EMPOWER, and SERVE clients experiencing economic crises with basic needs assistance. It works collectively with Partner Agencies to provide empowering programs and resources to move families forward toward self-sufficiency and to serve all with dignity, respect, compassion, and hope.”