Blue Whale of Catoosa turns 50

CATOOSA, Okla. — A party was held to celebrate Blue Whale of Catoosa turning 50 years old today.

The City of Catoosa and the Johnnie Marshall Memorial Scholarship partnered to throw the party.

The event took place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and featured things like live music, food, vendors, and family friendly activities.

Liz Huckleby, the Blue Whale Park Director, said she thought the event was very successful.

“There is so many people here and there have been so many people, just in out and throughout the day, parking you know was overflowing practically, so very successful,” she said.

Huckleby also said a large turn out was expected.

“There were almost a thousand marked interested on Facebook, so we were kind of gauging pretty high numbers.”

Huckleby said seeing so many people come out to the event meant a lot to her.

“It’s so exciting, I love Route 66 and I love history and I love Oklahoma and the Blue Whale, so to see so much interest is very exciting.

All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Johnnie Marshall Memorial Scholarship.