By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The First Annual Harper's Hut Block Party is currently underway and there's a lot more to be excited about than just shaved ice. Several businesses in the 1100 block of Charles Page Boulevard have pulled together in what's expected to be the first of many annual end-of-summer block parties full of free activities. The event will last till 9:00 p.m.
Harper's Hut Shaved Ice & Java is notorious for putting on big parties and celebrations throughout the year, and now many businesses in the area are joining them to give the summer a big send off before kids go back to school.
Sand Springs Autosource, Master Lube & Wash, Green Country Federal Credit Union, and the U.S. Army Recruiting Station are the official sponsors of the event and pooled together to provide an inflatable bounce house, obstacle course, and many other fun activities for all ages.
The Army office provided games and pull-up and push-up contests. Autosource's "Money for Megan" event is offering the chance to hit a car with a sledge hammer for $1.00 per hit to raise money for an Autosource customer who was paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. The Little Lighthouse is also collecting donations. The Little Lighthouse is a Tulsa school for children with special needs.
Crosspoint Church, which is located on 41st street on the Prattville side of town, is giving out free popcorn. DJ Dusty Hope of Inkwell printing is laying down some fresh beats and selling Inkwell T-Shirts. There is a petting zoo with a donkey, rabbit, and goats, as well as a small classic car show and a face-painter. Green Country Federal Credit Union is handing out ice cold water bottles for free, along with piggy banks, and Jayz BBQ is on site serving up assorted barbecue and smoked corn.