The Pawhuska Cavalcade is quickly approaching, and for much of the community it is an “all hands on deck” event. However, organizing and hosting such a large event each year does not come about without it's share of hiccups.
Earlier this year the Osage County Board of County Commissioners signed and began the bid and building process to improve the Osage County Fairgrounds. Coming to the fairgrounds in the near future is a new OSU Extension Services building and an updated bathroom/shower facility. Contractors have began working on the new extension building, but to begin the process space had to be created.
It was announced by Cavalcade Organizers that the building housing bathrooms and showers at the fairgrounds had been removed to make room for the new buildings. This would mean that the hundreds of campers attending and participating in Cavalcade this year would need to plan accordingly.
As a result many Cavalcade campers were understandably upset and disappointed, and calls began to stream into the Osage County Commissioners Office. However, the issue was quickly resolved by the Commissioners, specifically District #2 Commissioner Scott Hilton, and showers will available for the event. Organizers announced on their Facebook Thursday afternoon that a shower trailer would be available Friday.