OKLAHOMA LIQUOR LAWS CHANGES CAMPUS CORNER GAME DAY
Fans have already noticed that 2018 is a bit different thanks to the new alcohol laws coming into effect October 1. The impact of State Question 792 on local alcohol sales also impacts Campus Corner Game Day. The days of walking up to a caterer tent on Campus Corner, grabbing a low-point beer for a few bucks out of a tub and then walking around freely are, essentially, over.
On game days, fans can expect to find the main requirement of a new ABLE special event permit: the area in which alcohol will be served outside must be closed off, and no one is allowed to bring alcohol in, nor are they allowed to take alcohol out. This also applies to patrons going in and out of the restaurants, bars and retail stores on Campus Corner on the special event route. They are all considered outside the permit area, so any alcohol obtained inside that area must be consumed there, and alcohol obtained inside an establishment cannot be taken out and into the permit area.
Fans carrying or rolling a cooler full of alcoholic beverages through the Campus Corner area on their way to a tailgate need not fear. It is perfectly legal to still carry alcohol in the area, so long as they do not enter the special event.
And tailgating remains unaffected because the new law only applies to alcohol sales and purchases.
The Campus Corner Association is not trying to diminish the fun of Campus Corner Game Days, merely meeting the requirements of the new alcohol laws passed by Oklahoma voters.
WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO APPEAR ON CAMPUS CORNER IN NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area on September 29, including one at Campus Corner in conjunction with Campus Corner Game Day.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at Boyd and Buchanan on Saturday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On September 29, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will participate in Campus Corner Game Day. The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m.
The Clydesdales’ appearance in Norman is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bayin color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.
Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.
HOLIDAYS ON THE CORNER!
Christmas time is here! On Campus Corner, we have a ton of activities this December to put you in the holiday cheer!
Below are descriptions of each day events are happening and how to join the fun and win prizes!
**Dec 2nd, 2pm-4pm: Santa's Workshop at RCB InstaBank, 333 W. Boyd St.**
- Pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), hot chocolate and sweets, holiday crafts, and Okie Artistry Face Painting. All FREE activities!
**Dec. 9th, 2pm-4pm: Spot the Grinch Contest**
- The Grinch will be out and about visiting Campus Corner businesses spreading the Shop Local cheer. Catch him using the clues on our social media pages, snap a pic, and post it to social media using #grinchonthecorner to be entered to win a prize package!
Each post=one entry, so make sure you post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Helpful hint: make your posts public so we can see). Winner will be contacted on Sunday, December 10th.
**Dec 16th, 2pm-4pm: Strolling Santa**
- Santa will be strolling around Campus Corner with pockets full of Campus Corner Cash! Come down and snap a selfie with Santa for a chance to win some Campus Corner Cash that can be spent at participating businesses. Check out our social media pages that day for clues on his location!
**Dec. 23rd, 2pm-4pm: Spot the Grinch Contest (Bonus Round)**
- The Grinch will be out and about visiting Campus Corner businesses spreading the Shop Local cheer AND sharing pockets full of Campus Corner Cash. Catch him using the clues on our social media pages, snap a pic, and post it to social media using #grinchonthecorner to be entered to win a prize package!
Each post=one entry, so make sure you post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Helpful hint: make your posts public so we can see). Winner will be contacted on Sunday, December 24th.
DONT BE A GRINCH SHOP LOCAL!!
Howl-O-Ween on the Corner!
The 12th annual Campus Corner Association Howl-O-Ween FREE community event presented by Republic Bank & Trust will be Oct. 29th from 2pm-4pm this year.
Join us for trick or treating around the corner, mini pumpkin painting sponsored by Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, glitter temporary tattoos & face painting sponsored by Morningstar Storage, human & dog costume contests, and raffle prizes.
NEW this year: in addition to the funds raised from raffle ticket sells benefiting the local shelter we are hosting a supply drive for the Norman Animal Shelter. More details posted soon!
Seven new businesses coming soon!
Things are about to get interesting here at Campus Corner! We have new businesses coming soon. Learn more here. Article by the OU Daily.
APRIL 9, 2017
Open streets is all about being acitive and bringing the community together. It provides a space for you to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and socialize with neighbors to increase your activity and improve your health. Leave the car in the garage, and bike, job, walk or skate down to Campus Corner. Bring the whole family, including the dogs, and help us turn Campus Corner into a paved park. There will be booths sponsored by Norman businesses, schools, churches and non-profits as teh community unites for a healthy cause.
Temporarily closing the street to motorized activities enhaces the opportunity for creative recreation. By providing a local space, Open Streets encourages you to connect with your community.
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Arts On The Corner
April 15, 2017
Arts on the Corner is back for 2017! We will be featuring a Performing Arts Stage, Visual Arts Tent, Local Art Vendors, and Live Music. AotC is a free arts festival that provides an outlet for community members to showcase, create and experience local art. This art show is interactive and kid friendly! This is a great festival to bring your friends and family and take a stroll through Campus Corner and enjoy the community in a more artistic light. This festival will be held on Buchanan St.
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NOMINATIONS FOR CAMPUS CORNER
Many of our Campus Corner businesses were nominated for the Norman's Transcript Reader Choice Awards. Congratulations to the winners and nominees!