Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cherokee Nation Donates to County Fair Boards

The Cherokee Nation recently donated $33,000 to 10 county fair boards, including the Sequoyah County Fair Board, and the Tulsa Fair to help the organizations maintain fairgrounds and buy equipment, trophies and ribbons.

At the presentation to Sequoyah County Fair Board officials, above, are, from the left, Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden; Sequoyah County Fair Board representatives Avis Jackson, Brian Lee and Bill Weedon; Principal Chief Bill John Baker; Sequoyah County Fair Board representative Tony Yates; Tribal Councilors Bryan Warner and David Thornton; and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and tribal councilors presented each fair board a $3,000 check at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex on Aug. 19.

"Supporting the local fair boards within the Cherokee Nation is important because it helps preserve our strong partnerships with our friends at the county government," said Chief Baker. "These funds are typically used for the upkeep of the fairgrounds so that all citizens can enjoy the public space."

The Cherokee Nation annually donates money to fair boards in all 14 counties of the tribe's jurisdiction.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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