Gary Shaefer, left, and Treye Girdner, right, presented the Sallisaw Fire Department with a $1,000 donation at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. Accepting are Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong, left, and Assistant Chief Steve Padgett, right. Shaefer and Girdner serve on the chamber’s Diamond Daze Parking and Logistics Committee. Shaefer said the fire department assists with the parking and logistics for the festival and were especially helpful this year after three and a half inches of rain fell on the festival Friday night.
Sheriff Ron Lockhart and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department were honored and given a donation at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon Wednesday. Treye Girdner, right, thanked the sheriff and his staff for assisting with the Diamond Daze festival. Girdner said, “Thank you for what you do from the bottom of my heart.” Accepting are, from the left, Steve Grizzel, KD Graham, Alma O’Neal, Ron Lockhart, Craig Edgmon, and Jeff Neighbors.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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