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OCT

24

FRI
Whang Bang Golf Tournament
08:00 AM
Location: Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course - 12428 Chickasaw Pointe Road, Kingston
Info: Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Presented by the Southeastern Alumni Association
For more information: 580-745-2288, www.alumni.se.edu
Distinguished Awards Banquet
5:30 PM
Location: Visual and Performing Arts Center - 1614 N. First Avenue, Durant
Info: Honoring our Distinguished Alumni and our Distinguished Former Faculty. Buy your tickets in the lobby of the Welcome Center or online.
For more information: 580-745-2288, www.alumni.se.edu
OCT

25

SAT
Southeastern Homecoming Parade
10:00 AM
Location: Main Street, Durant
For more information: www.alumni.se.edu
Durant Roundup Club Family Fun Playday
12:00 PM
Durant Roundup Club Family Fun Playday
$6/event or $20/ all for events
Durant Roundup Club Areana
1901 South 9th St.
For more information call:
580-920-5400
A Market Fair
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Durant
Info: Visit Downtown Durant on Saturday, Oct. 25 for a Market Fair! Purchase some of Durantís most unique items where local artists will be selling handmade jewelry, vintage furniture, childrenís clothing, art and much more. Also enjoy a showing of the movie Frozen out on the Square.
For more information: 580-924-0848
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Durant Area Chamber of Commerce
215 N 4th
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Phone: 580-924-0848
Schedule:

Hours:  8-5, M-F
Open during the noon hour

For relocation or vacation packets please email us:  volunteerinfo@durantchamber.org

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DISCOVER DURANT, the City of Magnolias, the Gateway to Lake Texoma, the home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Great Choctaw Nation. We are blessed to be located in “God’s Country”. Durant’s high quality and affordable family valued lifestyle is located a convenient 90 miles north of Dallas on Highway 75 and 150 miles southeast and south from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Come and experience our hospitality and strong sense of community while enjoying our recreation and entertainment.

Recreational opportunities are abundant on beautiful Lake Texoma, offering an abundance of water sports. It is only 15 minutes from Durant and has 89,000 acres of water to enjoy. With the varied activities and numerous combinations, Lake Texoma can make anyone’s vacation the ultimate experience.
Don’t forget to include historic Fort Washita in your agenda as well. Fort Washita is located 15 miles northwest of Durant on 3348 State Road 199. Find out more about Fort Washita by calling 580-924-6502 or online at www.okhistory.org.
 
The City of Durant hosts its annual event, The Magnolia Festival, on the weekend following Memorial Day. The 2015 Magnolia Festival is May 27-30.  The festival is a four night, four day event filled with fun and entertainment. For more information on this event, visit the web site at www.magnoliafestival.com.
 
We are fortunate to have the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation located in our city. Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr. provide leadership for the Choctaw Nation. Many of their business enterprises operate throughout Bryan County; among the most popular is the Choctaw Hotel Casino and Resort. The casino is operational 24/7 and hosts a variety of entertainment.
 
 
 
 
The Choctaw Event Center hosts a variety of events bringing quality entertainment to our area. Visit their website www.choctawcasinos.com for upcoming events.
The City of Durant is the regional service area for a five county area population. Our city continues to prosper and grow as we celebrated the opening of many new facilities which include Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, a new airport terminal for the Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field, and the new Durant High School facility. Durant is proud to be home to SOSU Storm, a.k.a. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a four-year regional college. SOSU enhances our rural setting by providing quality musical productions including the renowned Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Aviation Program and NCAA Division II athletes. 
 
 
While in our area be sure to pay a visit to our beautiful downtown. With broad-based community support, the Durant Main Street program has enhanced the original business district through working with business owners, property owners, partners, and volunteers. 
Downtown Durant has improved the rate of occupancy since the Main Street program began. Several Downtown properties are under renovation. The quality of the businesses is at an extremely high level. The program has received the designation of a National Register District for the Downtown as well as Preserve American community status.
 
Another asset to our downtown is the Three Valley Museum, located at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Three Valley Museum received its name from the three rivers – Red, Blue and Washita – flowing through our area. The museum has many time-period articles. To arrange a group tour or for hours of operation contact the Museum Curator at 580-924-1907.   
For additional information contact Main Street Program at www.durantmainstreet.org or 580-924-1550 110 N 2nd Street, Durant, OK 74701.
 
 
Whether you are coming to visit or establish a permanent residence, we invite you to come and enjoy our hospitality and quality of life. Start your adventure today by contacting Janet Reed, Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848. Also visit us on Facebook, Twitter or our office located at 215 N. Fourth Avenue. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.