Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sallisaw Chamber Announces Holiday Winners



Jackson Grocery and Meat Market won first place in the Business Division in Sallisaw’s Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the first place $125 award is Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman for District 6, on the left, and Amber Nelson, marketing director at Cherokee Casino Sallisaw, right. Accepting are, from the left, Jeff Jackson, Alanna Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, and Chance Jackson. The Jackson’s float, an Old Country Store, also won first place in the Roland parade. The Cherokee Nation provided the money for the parade winners. The Jackson’s float won first place in the Business Division.


Friends of the Library at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw won first place in the Non-Profit/Churches Division in Sallisaw’s Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the first-place $125 check are, from the left, Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager and Amber Nelson, the casinos marketing director. Accepting are, from Nelson’s left, Mary Stewart, Jane Cripps, Linda Copeland, Sally Maxwell, and Carrol Copeland. Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, is on the right. The Cherokee Nation provided the awards for the parade.


The Sallisaw Middle School Diamond Dazzlers won first place in the Schools Division in the Sallisaw Christmas Parade Saturday. Bryan Warner, left, of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman for District 6, presents the $125 first-place check. Accepting are, from Warner’s left, Samantha Glover, Destiny Gaither, Xander Cox, Zeke Callahan, Morgan Morris, Lyddia Walters, Easton Robinson, and Annette Batemon, director.


The City of Sallisaw Electric Department won first place in the Public Service Division of the Sallisaw Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the first-place $125 check are, from the left, Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager, and Amber Nelson, the casinos marketing director. Accepting are, from the left Steven Armstrong, Sheldon Caughman, Daniel Terrell, Austin Poindexter and Blakely Smith. Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, is on the right. The Cherokee Nation provided the awards for the parade.


National Bank of Sallisaw won third place in the Business Division in Sallisaw’s Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the $75 third-place award is Amber Nelson, the casinos marketing director, left, and Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, right. Accepting from Nelson’s left, are Debbie Fleetwood, Ryan Roth and Susan Chandler.



The Old Sallisaw High School Association won second place in the Non-Profit/Churches Division in the Sallisaw Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the second-place $100 award are Amber Nelson, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw marketing director, and Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager, on the left, and Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, right. Accepting are, from Fourkiller’s left, Bob Philpot, Jackie Snow Pop and Robert Jamison.


Cub Scouts Pack 731 won second place in the School Division in the Sallisaw Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the $100 second-place award are Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager, and Amber Nelson, the casinos marketing director, left, and Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, right. Accepting are, from Nelson’s left, Brycen Gilje Devan Pigg, Mason Gilje, and Melissa Gilje, pack chairman.


The Grand Marshals won second place the Public Service Division in Sallisaw’s Christmas Parade Saturday. At the award presentation are, from the left, Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager; Sallisaw Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong; Amber Nelson, the casinos marketing director; Stanley Collins; Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin; Bill Aydelott; Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6; and Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. The Cherokee Nation provided the awards for the parade.


Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow won third place in the Non-Profit/Churches Division in Sallisaw’s Christmas Parade. Presenting the award are Amber Nelson, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw marketing director, and Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager, on the left, and Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, right. Accepting are Christina Clark and the Rev. Craig Clark. The Trinity float also won second in the Roland and Muldrow parades.


The Sallisaw Police Family Float won third place in the Public Service Division in the Sallisaw Christmas Parade Saturday. Presenting the award are Amber Nelson, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw marketing director, and Rod Fourkiller, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw operations manager, on the left, and Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilman, District 6, right. Accepting are, from the left, Colleen Franklin, Logan Oliver, Lisa Gabbert and Julie Oliver.


The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the winners of the Christmas Store Front Decorating Contest, in the Christmas Parade and in the Shop Sallisaw Cash Give-Away campaign.

Phyllis Poindexter of Sallisaw had the $1,500 grand-prize winning ticket in the Shop Sallisaw campaign. A total of $6,000 was given away to shoppers with tickets on Saturday. Poindexter obtained her ticket at the Sequoyah County Times.

The winners in the Christmas Store Front Decorating Contest were:

Sallisaw East End: First Place – State Farm Insurance, and Second Place – National Bank of Sallisaw, Express Pointe;

Sallisaw Central: First Place Tie – Sallisaw Police Department and Cherokee Nation Career Services; Second Place – City of Sallisaw; Third Place – Old Sallisaw High School Association; and Honorable Mention – SCA Title;

Sallisaw West End: First Place – National Bank of Sallisaw; and Second Place – KXMX, The Mix 105.1.

The top three places in each decorating division were awarded trophies.

Judy Martens, the chamber’s executive director, said, “We would like to thank everyone who entered a float in the parade. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to making the parade a success.”

The winners in the Christmas parade received a trophy and $125 for first place, $100 for second place and $75 for third place.

The parade winners are:

Business Division: First Place - Jackson Grocery and Meat Market; Second Place – Cherokee Casino, Sallisaw; and Third Place – National Bank of Sallisaw;

Non-Profit/Churches Division: First Place – Friends of the Library; Second Place – Old Sallisaw High School Association; and Third Place – Trinity United Methodist Church;

Schools and School Activities Division: First Place – Sallisaw Middle School Diamond Dazzlers; and Second Place – Cub Scouts Pack 731;

Public Service Division: First Place – City of Sallisaw Electric Department; Second Place – Grand Marshall’s Float; and Third Place - Sallisaw Police Family.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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