Friday, August 28, 2015

Upcoming Events Announced

Sallisaw has many upcoming events this fall, which were announced at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday. Following are a few of those events.

*Carl Albert State College Sallisaw Campus is encouraging students to shop locally, and businesses that wish to join the program need only contact Dr. Kathy Harrell at the Sallisaw campus. Email Harrell at or call 918-775-6977. Many of the businesses provide students with discounts, and those joining the program get a decal and are added to a list distributed to students, staff and faculty.

*Sequoyah Memorial Hospital's Second Annual Awareness Stroll for breast cancer will be held Oct. 3. Registration is at 10 a.m. at the hospital's professional building, and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The first 50 to register get a free t-shirt. The Awareness Luncheon for breast cancer will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Professional Building. The event includes guest speakers and information, and is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Tulsa.

*Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, a fundraiser for Help-in-Crisis, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in downtown Sallisaw. The event is sponsored by Carl Albert State College, and is a men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Registration may be made online at, search keyword: Sallisaw-Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, or register at the CASC Sallisaw or Poteau business offices. For more information call 918-776-0002.

*The Sallisaw Chamber's Kerr Lake Bassnanza will be held Oct. 31 this year. A fundraiser for the chamber, this event provides 100 percent payback. The entry fee is $150 per boat or $25 for a big bass entry. The chamber provides a meal for participants at the weigh in on Saturday. The weigh in is at Applegate Cove Boat Ramp and Campground. Free t-shirts are given to those who enter by Oct. 21, and prize drawings are also held. For information call the chamber at 918-775-2558 or visit Forms are available at and questions may be sent to

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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