Epic Touch Co. Honored For Epic Saturdays
KSCB News - January 10, 2013 5:02 pm
Epic Touch Co. for a second year has been honored by Main Street Guymon for its on-going Epic Saturdays community education project and in turn is nominated for a statewide honor.
The group’s board of directors named Epic Saturdays Main Street Guymon’s Best Community Education/Public Awareness Program, according to Melyn Johnson, director of Main Street Guymon. The award will be presented during Main Street Guymon’s annual banquet in February.
The award makes Epic Saturdays a nominee for the Oklahoma Main Street Awards, the recipients of which will be announced in late April.
Epic Saturdays is a team effort between Epic PCS and Main Street Guymon and includes a vast array of happenings with something for everyone from business to recreation and includes classes for business owners, non-profits and entertainment for the individual and groups.
“Last year marked the second year of Epic Saturdays and, due to the efforts of Melyn Johnson, saw an increase of almost 45 percent in the number of classes offered over 2011,” said Linda Ward, marketing and advertising director for Epic Touch Co.
Among the 155 classes were proper flag protocol, quilting, twilling, Scrabble and Monopoly tournaments, scrapbooking, dancing, cooking, Android phones, gardening and photography. Business classes about taxes, web sites, Google, computers, insurance, networking and advocacy added to the variety. A support group for families of special needs children, a dementia support group, a model search and runway show, author receptions and book signings, Farmers Market, Youth Leadership, Gaggle of Geeks, Thunder Rallies for Thunder Club and Community Clean-Up were typical programs.
“We want Main Street Guymon to have the reputation as being a place that you can go for assistance, as someone who has just moved in, as a business owner wanting to expand, as a future business owner, as someone wanting to get more involved in the community, and even as a high school student wanting help on how to get hired or how to apply for scholarships. We want to offer the public what they want to learn,” Johnson said.
“We at Epic Touch Co. are happy to support a project with all volunteer leaders and with goals of education and bringing people into the doors of Main Street Guymon members,” Ward said. “Epic is dedicated to and supports the local community and the Main Street approach to revitalize a traditional commercial district. Epic Saturdays builds relationships and makes a difference. We look forward to what Epic Saturdays will offer in 2013.”
Offered generally on Saturdays and weekday evenings and lunches, a current Epic Saturdays calendar of events is available on the web at www.mainstreetguymon.com. For more information call Main Street Guymon at 580-338-6246 or email [email protected] .