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Bethany 66 Festival will include military salute

The Bethany 66 Festival will include live music, a car and motorcycle show and kids parade.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 21, 2013

— The glory days of Route 66 will be celebrated Saturday as downtown Bethany hosts the third annual Bethany 66 Festival.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a variety of activities. The free, family-oriented event will include live music, a car show, a motorcycle show, arts and crafts and a children's princess and action hero dress-up parade.

Sherman Andrus, a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, will perform at 10 a.m., followed at noon by a Memorial Day tribute featuring retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, secretary of military and veterans affairs for Oklahoma, Andrus and the Northwest Classen High School color guard and rifle team.

The children's action hero and princess parade begins at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mueller and NW 39 and ends downtown at College Avenue.

Bethany 66 is hosted by the Bethany Improvement Association. For a complete schedule, go to