Upcoming Events
To have your event included in this section, email connieking.gacc@gmail.com before noon on Monday or submit your event to our website calendar of events page at

Stereotype, Friday, November 22, 9 p.m.
Time Machine, Friday, November 29, 9 p.m.
Cornhole tournament, Wednesdays, Nov. 20, Nov. 27
Football Bingo, Thursdays, Nov. 21, Nov. 28
Karaoke Night, Saturdays, Nov. 23, Nov. 30
For upcoming shows, visit https://grandlakecasino.com/entertainmen/

Big Smitty Band, Friday, November 22, 8 p.m.
Wilkie Jay & the Heat, Friday, November 29, 8 p.m.
For upcoming shows, visit  https://www.riverbendcasino.com/entertainment

Thursday, November 21, 6 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Event Center
This groundbreaking film explores the histories of Christianity, faith formation in the United States, and political and racial injustices in Oklahoma. This is a highly acclaimed film. The program is free.

Sundays, Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 22, Dec 29: Terry Jordan performs live at The Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La (6:30). Open to the public. Call 918-257-4200 for reservations.
Saturday, Dec 14, 6 p.m., Winter Gala at Shangri-La Resort. Call Katelin Threet at 918-257-7720 for reservations.
Sunday, Dec 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch with Santa at the Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La. Call 918-257-4200 for reservations.

Sunday, December 1, 5 - 9 p.m. Ladies night - (First Sunday of the month)
Sunday, Dec 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pictures with Santa & a delicious brunch
Santa will arrive at noon and stay until 2 p.m. Open to the public. Bring your own camera.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Event Center
If you are alone for Thanksgiving, don't want to cook, or can't cook, join some great cooks at St. Andrew's Episcopal church for a free Thanksgiving luncheon. Just call ahead so there will be plenty of food. 918-786-4113

Saturday, November 30, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Event Center
Join us for a celebration of the Feast Day of St. Andrew the Apostle with a Chili Supper! Everyone knows the disciples loved chili! (well, maybe). Chili will be served both with and without beans. No fee. Donations accepted.

December 3, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., At Grove Public Library. Licensed professional Janie Sweeten will share a wealth of knowledge on how to enjoy the holidays with less stress. Please RSVP to adrian.arnold@integrisok.com

On Saturday, December 7, join Second Chance Pet Rescue for its annual Christmas Breakfast and Dessert Auction at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. 3rd Street. Breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 am. Dessert Auction begins promptly at 9 am. Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased from the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 E. 3rd Street; Second Chance Pet Rescue shelter office  (918-786-7630 ); or via the website at  www.doitforthepets.com . Tickets also available the morning of the breakfast at the Community Center.

Thursday evenings, 10 oz. prime rib dinner, mashed potatoes or french fries and veg of the day. $20 + tax. Karaoke fun with Jason Morgan from 6 - 9 p.m.

Bluegrass jam session every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Spanish Service w/ Holy Communion every Wednesday evening at 6 pm.

Early Literacy Storytime / Mondays at 10:30am- Stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and more, for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance/ Wednesdays at 10:00am- Free Class for adults that teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible, or active you are as Tai Chi is designed for people at all levels of health.
Movers & Shakers/ Fridays at 10:30am- Music and movement class for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups.
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Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home is recognizing Hometown Heroes each month and would like your help with nominations. The person chosen will have their story shared on the Worley Luginbuel Facebook page, be recognized with a ceremony, and receive a token of appreciation. If you have someone you would like to nominate, email Vanessa Morrision at vanessa@honoringmemories.com for a nomination form.
Call the Chamber office for your Christmas parade
entry form at 918-786-9079. The deadline to enter is December 11 at 5 p.m.
Want to be a part of the biggest lighted
Christmas Parade at Grand Lake?

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to
assist with Grove's Lights on the Lake Lighted Christmas Parade
on Saturday, December 14th. 

Volunteers are needed in particular for Parade Organization. With assistance and guidance from Chamber staff, volunteers will use
the layout prepared in advance of the parade, assist with checking
in parade participants, lining parade entries up in correct order ahead
of the parade, and assist with movement from the staging area onto
the parade route. All of the work will be located at the Grove Civic
Center, and volunteers will be needed from 3:30 pm - 6 pm. A total of
six volunteers will be needed.

If this sounds like fun to you and you would like to volunteer, please contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (918) 786-9079 for
more information. Thank you - and Happy Holidays!
Griswolds of Grand Decorating Competition

’Tis the season for bragging rights and friendly competition, but
we’ll settle for anything civil. Bring out your inner Clark Griswold
this Christmas with the Griswolds of Grand Decorating Competition!
The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce encourages our members
and the community to work together in the spirit of the season
to increase curb appeal and to promote shopping local by making
our city shine a little brighter this Christmas.

“Nobody's walking out on this fun,
old-fashioned family Christmas!”

Sign-up by submitting your name, business name (if applicable),
address, and phone number to  joshgoff.gacc@gmail.com  no later
than November 29, 2019. Participating businesses and residences
will be judged between December 1-6 in three divisions: business interior, business exterior, and residential exterior. Three lucky winners will be announced and awarded at the “Lights on Grove! Christmas
Kick-Off Celebration” on Dec. 6th. For more information call the
Chamber office at 918-786-9079.

The Whoville 5K- December 8th
On-site Registration from 1:00-1:30, the race begins at 2:00

Every Who down in Oklahoma liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just over yonder certainly did not! It could be that his jogging pants just didn’t fit right. It could be perhaps, that his running shoes were too tight. The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season, but he’d never spent one in Grove, and maybe that was the reason. So we puzzled and puzzled till our puzzler was sore to create an event that every Who will adore. We’ve invited the Grinch and Cindy Lou too, now all that’s missing is you, our favorite Who!

On behalf of the Mayor of Whoville, the Grove Area Chamber , and Sugar'd Spoon Bakery , you are invited to join us on Sunday, December 8th for the Whoville 5K. Pre-Register by November 27th to receive a discounted registration fee of $25, a cookie, and a race t-shirt. Registrations after November 27th are $30. For a registration form, please email joshgoff.gacc@gmail.com . Prizes will be awarded for the best times.

Not a runner? You don’t have to run to win the coveted Cheermeister Award! Created for the Who’s Who of Whoville, this year one lucky Grand Laker will walk away with the prize! In order to win, participants are encouraged dress in their best Who finery, and typify the qualities of whodom and whodery… May the best Who win!
Remember, The Grinch wouldn’t leave Max behind, so don’t leave your furry friends either!
Chamber Connection Luncheon
Thank you to  Sandy Minardi  with  Sandman Financial  for being our guest speaker and  BOLT Fiber Optic Services  for sponsoring a delicious lunch which was catered by  Raggedy's Cafe . Also recognized at the luncheon was the Leadership Grove class of 2020. Thanks to all that attended and thank you to  Grand Savings Bank  for always being so faithful in helping set up the room. What a great community we live in!
Ribbon Cuttings
The Dodd Company  along with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff welcomed  Ileta Bray, Realtor  to the Real Estate Sales Team as the “Patricia Island Specialist” on Wednesday morning, November 13. Ileta has 25 plus years in the Real Estate industry including Property Management, working with Real Estate Developers, New Home Construction and Real Estate Sales with the past eleven years working exclusively with the Patricia Island management and developers.
Ileta served a term as a Grove City Council Member and was recently appointed to the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau along with an appointment to serve on the Grove Board of Adjustments. She is involved in several other volunteer organizations in the Grove community. She is a Certified Golf Instructor at  Patricia Island Country Club  and coaches the Grove Ridgerunners Boys and Girls Mid-School and High School Golf Teams. With her Real Estate experience along with her deep roots in the Patricia Island and the Grove community, Ileta is the ideal match to help you find your perfect home.

Attending the ribbon cutting were  Donnie Crain , President of Grove Area Chamber of Commerce;  Ivan Devitt , The Dodd Company; Dustin Able,  Grand Savings Bank Louise Templin , individual member; Ken Noteboom,  Note-Able Workshop ; Ileta Bray, The Dodd Company; Leslie Denton-Mick, The Dodd Company; Jay Alexander, Grand Savings Bank;  Jeff Savage RE/MAX Grand Lake Kim Shearer Grand Country Pest Control ; Mike Blecha, Grand Savings Bank;  Autumn Wilhelm Grand River Abstract & Title Co. ; Angela Hamilton, Grand River Abstract & Title Co.: Cheryl Flood, The Dodd Company; Joel McCorkle, The Dodd Company; Nick Bowers,  BOLT Fiber Optic Services ; and Quinton Dodd, The Dodd Company.
A ribbon cutting was held for new Chamber member Janine Davenport, owner of Vapers Tek, on Friday, November 15 at their new location at 518 W. 3 rd in Grove. Vapers Tek sells everything e-cig and are a premiere international nicotine seller, selling in other countries such as New Zealand and China. The Grove store has been in business since 2013 and the Miami store has been in business since 2014. The store hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday.

Pictured cutting the ribbon is Shelby Martin with Donnie Crain, president of Grove Area Chamber of Commerce; Matt Carnes, First National Bank; Connie King, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce; Nick Bowers, BOLT Fiber Optic Services; Janine Davenport, Natasha Arnall, First National Bank; Justin Tuggle, Vapers Tek; and Michael Hart, Grand Savings Bank. 
Board of Directors
Amy Napier, First National Bank

Kim Shearer, Grand Country Pest Control
Immediate Past Chairman

Elizabeth West, Grand Lake Mental Health Center
Chairman Elect

Ellen O'Dell, Ferra Aerospace

Dustin Able, Grand Savings Bank
Terra Apperson, The Muddy Pearl
Ivan Devitt, The Dodd Company
Jeff Dozier, Cherokee Storage
Alexis Gibe, Grand River Abstract & Title Co.
Cindy Hefner, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Joy Justice-Moss, Northeast Technology Center
Steve Lungren, Jeff Lungren Chevrolet
Brent Malone, Honey Creek Outdoors
Robert Rupp, Tristah's Boutique
Andy Stewart, Patricia Island Country Club
Mike Williams, Shangri-La Resort
Steve Williams, Williams Homes

Bill Keefer, City Manager
Grove Area Chamber of Commerce | 9630 US Hwy 59, Suite A, Grove, OK
(918) 786-9079
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