Jun 26, 2022

ONEOK expanding help with South Hutch July 2 celebration

Posted Jun 26, 2022 10:05 AM

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — ONEOK has expanded its support of the July 2 fireworks and events in South Hutchinson.

"Originally, they committed to providing food to the first 500 people, said City Manager Joseph Turner. "This week they announced they would cover 1,000 people."

Turner said their participation was completely organic and self-initiated.

According to an email from Nathan Alexander to Turner provided to Hutch Post, they are now planning to prepare 1,000 hot dogs and hand out individual bags of chips with the hot dogs.

They also plan to bring 1,000 squinchers (think Gatorade and freeze pop combined) as well as 2000 bottles of water.

On top of the food they are providing, they have also donated $2,000 to the city to help offset their other expenses.

Also on July 2, there will be free inflatable bounce houses and a rock-climbing wall for the kids along with an obstacle course provided by the South Hutch Fire Department.

Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available  thanks to ONEOK.

The Los Mariachis Food Truck and Salt City Chiller Shaved Ice Truck will also be there.

The Hutchinson Home Plate Club also is hoping to hold a cornhole tournament in the afternoon and baseball and softball games.

The fireworks show to start at 9:30 p.m. will last about 20 minutes in the large open field west of the baseball diamonds. The fireworks are sponsored by Market South Hutch.