Thank You!

To our 6th Annual Whale of a Tale Sale Vendors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Newspapers, Channel 8 Good Morning Tulsa and Guests:


Thank you all for making this event GREAT!  Because of you the Friends of the Catoosa Library Foundation cleared over $1,000 which helps with the Library’s Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year.  Your participation is what made our day a success!!


&   We were impressed with you Vendors:  your items, booths and pleasant personalities.  Without YOU, we on the Friends of Catoosa Library Foundation could not provide a delightful day of shopping for our guests.


&   To our Volunteers:  Thank you so much for helping whenever requested, no matter how difficult or menial, you were there.


&   To our Sponsors:  You donated gift certificates, prizes, money and more to make our event great.


&   To our Guests:  Thank you for taking time from your busy day and shopping at our event.


We wish to continue providing this worthwhile event in years to come and would appreciate your feedback.  What can we do in the future to make it more successful and fun for you?  Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

2016 Whale of a Tale Vendor List

Lin Barmore

Knotted Hands Kreations

knitted items, leather, wood, jewelry


Pam Bellamy

The Denim Patch

hand painted furniture, décor, holiday


Karen Bernard

Mary Kay Cosmetics

skincare, makeup, bodycare, perfume, holiday


Leon Cox

Firesun Treasures

suncatchers, handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets


Judy Cummisky

J & J Jewels

jeweled denim jackets, hats & bracelets


Katie Curtis

Okie Piece Maker

heating corn bags, tea towels, quilts


Mary Jo Gallo

Holistic Health and Wellness Therapeutic Massage

therapeutic massage


Myra and Steve Grayson

Grayslland Acres

doggie shampoo, lip balm, soaps, African jewelry


Anna Jefferson

Jefferson Images

Native American crafts, photography & more


Lisa Johnson

Stampin’ Up

handmade cards


Sherri Jones

SenoJ Designs

hand-crafted, one of a kind jewelry


Memory Knott

Beautiful Things for a Beautiful You

photo frames, glass bottles, and more


Brook Koenig

Decked Out Jewelry

polymer clay figurines and charms


Devyn Lamb

Brite Lights

candles, Native American artwork


Ron and Linda Ledford

Rustic Creations

old barnwood art & holiday ornaments


Justin Leonard Bracelets

beaded bracelets


Debra Lisle

Cooper’s Kitchen

homemade all-natural dog & cat treats


Mark Lollis

Mark’s Lil Toys

handmade wooden toys


Briana Lunsford

Usborne Books & More

books for infants-young adults


Beneva McFarland

The Artisan Soap Company

Essential-oil based handmade soap


Kari Moore

Spa Box, LLC

DIY & handmade bath & body kits


Ausline Palmer and Mack Hayes

OkeOzark Winery, LLC

Local wine


Glenda Ream

MeMe’s Quillows and More

quillows, dish carriers, jewelry bags, bowl cozy


Bart Rhea

CoolRay Coffee Cafe

Breakfast and lunch items, snacks


Courtney Riddle


nail wraps


Jamie Rodery

Paparazzi Jewelry

$5 jewelry


Jessica Shockley and Danette Hinson

The Screen Door

headbands, cup cozy, holiday


Major Linda Seigmann

Civil Air Patrol

collecting donations for Wreaths Across America


Jennifer Smith


clothing and leggings


Jamie Sullins


Wax warmers and scents


Carol Wyatt

Basketweaving by Carol

Baskets and Cherokee-style basket weaving instruction


Tabitha Wyatt

Everlasting Lips by Tabitha

Lipsense, cosmetics


Many thanks to these sponsors who provided donations for our event:

Reasor’s, La Mansion, Em & Em Nails, Catoosa Florists, Bank of Commerce, Shelter Insurance, D.W. Correll Museum, RCB Bank, AT&T, Molly’s Landing, Barn 66, Boarding House Books, Catoosa Kwik Lube, Stonebrook Day Spa and Christine, Tammy, Ashley, and Yvonne at J. Reese Salon

DIY Home & Beauty Workshop!

DIY Home & Beauty Workshop!

What a fabulous workshop!

This surpassed our previous DIY workshop by leaps and bounds — which we thought was pretty spiffy in its own right!

The presenters were knowledgeable and topics flowed well with one another. Those attending were eager and attentive. At a couple of points we counted a dozen folks around the tables! The format of back to back workshops worked well in allowing folks to come and go with each segment as their schedule allowed without disrupting the flow. Not only was the attendance good, the presenters covered some really awesome stuff! For those of you that missed it, you missed out, for sure. We are already planning our next one! Sorry for all the exclamation points – we are just so excited! Overall, VERY pleased!

Thanks to everyone for coming out. And, a special thanks to Joetta, Chrystal, Rebecca and Kat for doing the presentations. You were very informative!

Hope to see YOU attending our NEXT workshop! Keep an eye on the event calender for upcoming events.

B.A.D. (Books and Dinner) Book Club Meetings

Season’s Greetings to One and All
Last night the BAD Girls gathered at the Charleston in Broken Arrow to discuss Charles Dickens’s  A Christmas Carol and exchange books.  It was a nice evening and if you weren’t there you WERE missed. 
We discussed making a few changes with the group for next year.  We are going to change the date that we get together.  We will no longer be meeting the first Thursday of each month, but instead meeting the third Tuesday so if you’re like me and have BAD Girls as a reoccurring meeting on your calendar on your computer you will need to change it.
However we are going to start in January with an exception to the new day.
January – We’re going to meet on Saturday, Jan 14th for lunch and tea at the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore.  We are reading short stories by O’Henry.  Find a favorite and share it with the group.  Time for lunch will be determined before the date.
Feb – We are meeting on Feb 21st at the Catoosa community center for a pot luck dinner and discussion of favorite romances.  We are reading Prince Charming by Julie Garwood.  So plan to spend an after Valentine’s Day evening with the BAD Girls.
March – we are meeting March 20th to discuss The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark. We will be gathering at Louie’s Bar and Grill on Lynn Lane in Broken Arrow just north of the BA Highway.
Remember if you read something that you simple want to share the title with the rest of us – please do.  We all love good recommendations of others.