Hundreds Turn Out for Rose State's Heritage Day Published May 8, 2015

Children were holding their parents hands, leading them to the pony barn at Rose State’s Atkinson Heritage Center last weekend to get a glimpse at a pony. In particular, the paper pony they had colored as part of the Heritage Day coloring contest.

Several hundred families from across the metro converged on Rose State’s Heritage Day to share in our history and enjoy a community event. One of the highlights was to showcase the artwork of 500 students who had colored their pony picture in hopes of winning a Rose State Kid’s College Scholarship.

Child on the ropewalk at Heritage Day event.Heritage Day, the first celebration of its kind for Rose State, was held at the historic home of Midwest City founder, W.P. “Bill” and Rubye Atkinson. Families were also treated to pony rides, home tours, arts and crafts, train rides, storytellers, and old fashioned campfire biscuits from the chuck wagon. 

The elementary age winners of the paper pony coloring contest will be revealed next week.  Three children, ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade, will receive a scholarship for their masterpieces.

The Rose State College Foundation organized the community event.