Blackwell prepares for Homecoming 2022: Hotels, parades, and more.

by Charles Gerian

Blackwell’s Homecoming, an event unto itself, currently is set for the weekend of Sept. 30 for graduating classes that end in ‘2’ and ‘7.’

This year, Blackwell is hoping to bring back the morning "alumni coffee" at the Blackwell High School Study Center or, depending on the status of the ongoing construction work, at an off-site location to be determiend. The parade is likely to take place during the afternoon of Sept. 30.

The Top of Oklahoma Museum on Main Street, a frequent stop for Blackwell visitors, is planning to honor the prominent returning classes with specially organized displays, Museum Director Melissa Hudson said.

More specifically, museum officials are excited to show off the museum’s completely remodeled school room honoring Blackwell Public Schools’ legacy.

The museum has extensively modernized other exhibits, which now feature glass cases, new carpet, new lights and other improvements.

As usual, Blackwell’s hotels are preparing for the influx of guests coming to town to see friends, family and classmates by offering various special rates and discounts.

The Super 8 Motel on Doolin Avenue is next to the Cicarella Pizza Restaurant & Buffet and across from Walmart, United, Southside Spirits Liquor and the Shepherd’s gas station and restaurant. Super 8 is offering single rooms for $45 per night and $50 for double-bed rooms.

The Super 8 has wifi, a light breakfast station and pet-friendly rooms.

Near Interstate 35, the Sleep Inn is offering king and queen rooms for $65 per night and suites for $70. Sleep Inn, located near Los Potros and Subway, offers free wi-fi as well as a light breakfast bar. Dogs are the only pets allowed. The hotel has meeting rooms and a business work area.

The SureStay by Best Western is offering rooms in the $65-per-night range for various room styles. SureStay offers free wi-fi for guests, a hot breakfast and a pool.

It is located behind Los Potros and Subway.

Blackwell’s Baymont by Windham and Holiday Inn hotels did not have Homecoming rates available as of press time.