Invitations and PublicityBelow are sample documents that can be used as templates for promoting your own Colonial Day event. Make sure in all your publicity to recognize the sponsors who have helped make your event possible. During Colonial Day at the Capitol, we make large signs for each meeting room and include the list of sponsors on each sign.
After the event, photos of students can be sent to local newspapers for follow-up publicity. Students should have photo releases signed by their parents/guardians before a photo is submitted to the media.
Sample invitation to sponsors, school officials, community leaders
Sample invitation 2
Sample letter to parents
Sample letter with permission slip
Letter seeking parent volunteers
Thank you to parent volunteers
Parent reminder letter day before Colonial Day
Schedule of Events
Sample news release
Sample Colonial Day Sign
ABCs of Colonial Day – Students can use this form to help document, alphabetically, the things they saw and did during Colonial Day.
Sample proclamation text – At Colonial Day at the Capitol, the governor signs a proclamation declaring Colonial Day in the State of Oklahoma. Copies are given to participating schools. You can use this text to request a similar proclamation from your local mayor or city council. It’s another way to get community leaders involved in your Colonial Day event.