I received a package at work recently, and it was not expected. It was like the situation at the airport when they tell you to not touch any suspicious packages. I am likely the last person who doesn’t get packages since I don’t shop online, so maybe my immediate jump to a terrorist plot is overblown, but I digress.
Inside this box was a set of DVDs highlighting the earliest work of this year’s Wall of Fame honoree, Mike Mitchell. If you’ve been following us for a bit, you know that Mike is a 1988 graduate of Putnam City North High School, and an animated film director of such favorites at Trolls and the new LEGO movie. Along with the DVDs there was a little drawing in felt-time marker -- no name, no note --just the drawing. It’s a colorful octopus.
What does it mean?
Did one of his kids do this?
Why no note?
All these questions run through my head with no obvious answers to be found. What is known for sure is that this year’s Wall of Fame will be unlike any other we’ve had. We’re hosting it at the OKC Farmers Market, a place with a storied past. One of our favorite people, Ann Long, remembers roller skating there in the 1930s, and it bears marks of those days.
Our chef, Ryan Parker, is another Putnam City North graduate who promises to have a meal appropriate for the man who voiced characters in Kung Fu Panda 3. I’m excited to see what he dreams up.
Lance McDaniel from deadCenter Film will be our emcee for the evening, and we’ll still have plenty of opportunities for guests to hear about our programs and the great things going on in Putnam City.
It’s not too late to get tickets, so join us! Click HERE to register.