Unique Hay Bales Spread Holiday Cheer In Chickasha - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Unique Hay Bales Spread Holiday Cheer In Chickasha

Posted: Updated:
The project is a six-week process from start to finish. It requires a dozen volunteers to help pre-plan all locations, pick up, transport, and set up the hay bales. The project is a six-week process from start to finish. It requires a dozen volunteers to help pre-plan all locations, pick up, transport, and set up the hay bales.
CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -

More than 200 uniquely painted and decorated hay bales are helping spread holiday cheer in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

To kick off Chickasha’s annual Festival of the Lights event, local artist Carrie Chavers and longstanding family company Standley Systems teamed up to spread the holiday cheer with uniquely decorated hay bales.  

There are nearly 250 of them displayed at four locations around Chickasha. The project is a six-week process from start to finish. It requires a dozen volunteers to help pre-plan all locations, pick up, transport, and set up the hay bales.

The four locations are,

  1. Junction US-81 & I-44 as you enter Chickasha
  2. Grand Avenue and 4th Street on the south side
  3. Grand Avenue Dental lot – 720 W. Grand Avenue, Chickasha
  4. Shannon Springs Park – located on the west side near 13th Street and Montana

The idea originally came from Standley Systems co-owner, Tim Elliott, who believed in starting a holiday tradition all families can enjoy. 

“The holiday hay bales are Standley Systems’ gifts to the community.  If it brings a smile to someone’s face, it makes it all worthwhile. We want to spread the holiday cheer in our hometown and give back to a community that we consider an extended part of our family,” Elliott said.

Standley Systems pays for the materials, and Chavers, who is also a retired high school art teacher, paints the hay bales. 

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.