From a restaurant chain handing out free meals to displaced residents to State Superintendent Janet Barresi managing a buffet line, here are just some of the events occurring in the Tulsa metro Tuesday.
As always, follow KTUL.com for full-length coverage on larger stories occurring in the area, state and nation. The following events are just some of those happening Thursday with updates posted throughout the morning as we send out crews and reporters to stories we're working on for our evening newscasts.
Twinkies: The curtains may not be drawing for the company of Ding Dongs and vanilla cream filled pastries after all. On Monday, a judge ordered the Hostess company and the union striking against the company to go into mediation talks. It is hoped that through the talks, the company won't go out of business. Which also includes saving the jobs of 80 bakery workers here in Tulsa.
Tulsa: State Superintendent Janet Barresi will be at the 31st annual Street School Thanksgiving celebration managing the buffet line. The event will serve more than 350 guests a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. Channel 8's Kristin Dickerson, Jennifer Zeppelin and Kimberly Hulsey also will be present this morning during the event.
Free Meals: Freddie's Steakburgers will be delivering forty meals to families displaced after a fire at the Observation Point apartment complex. The restaurant will serve the meals from 4:30 to 5:30 Tuesday and Wednesday. For background on the fire, follow the link: Apartment Fire.
Fundraiser: the S.W.A.T. (students working against tobacco) group at Wagoner High School is donating $500 to Kiley Farmer who has a serious illness. The students raised the money through a 5K and will present it to her family at a pep rally this morning.
Tulsa Fire Department: "Tango" the fire dog will have his last performance at Celia Clinton Elementary School to teach children the importance of fire safety. Native of Oklahoma and donated to the national "Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation" by the Tulsa Rotary Club, Tango has been traveling the country for the past four years.
Bartlesville: Southern Living magazine recently named Marilyn Boone its White Cake Cover Contest winner. Her Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake won the Bartlesville resident $500 an a spot on the December issue.
Southwest Airlines: The company announced Monday that they will begin nonstop service from Tulsa to Chicago's Midway International Airport on June 2, 2013. For more information, see our article last night: New Service Announcements.
Wagoner County: The father of a child burned by a shake and bake meth lab is appearing in court today for his preliminary hearing. The incident occurred back in October leaving the child badly burned and in the hospital. Check back on KTUL.com as we post full coverage from this later today.
Tulsa: A Tulsa Transit bus drive may have saved the life of a hit and run victim. Channel 8's Yvonne Lewis will have more on this incident this afternoon.
Tulsa Public Schools: Bricks from the Barnard building destroyed by a fire will be sold to those interested in purchasing a keepsake from the school that was built back in 1925. Before the fire, the Tulsa School of Arts and Science had recently acquired the former school. Check back for later this afternoon.