Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chamber Members Gear Up for Diamond Daze

Cheryl Mills, Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce president, presents the chamber’s Member of the Month Award for April to Rick Nicholson, owner of A-OK Printing. Nicholson’s wife, Rhonda Nicholson, owner of Perfectly Posh, was also named the Member of the Month for April, but was unable to attend the meeting.

Members of the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for Diamond Daze June 1 through 3 at the Sallisaw High School campus.

Chamber President Cheryl Mills reminded members of upcoming events at the chamber’s membership meeting Wednesday at Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) in Sallisaw.

She said $10 pit passes for Friday and Saturday nights’ entertainment and carnival arm bands are expected to be available for purchase on May 1 at the chamber office at 301 E. Cherokee.

Also, entry for the High Steaks Rollin’ contest, sponsored by the Guardian Angels Animal Care Inc., is now open. The entry fee is $130 plus a 25-pound bag of dog food or $160 without a bag of dog food. The entry deadline is May 24. 

The winner of the contest, which is June 3, will receive $1,000, a trophy and entry in the Steak Cookoff Association Steak World Championship.

For more information contact the chamber at 918-775-2558.

Also, the Diamond Daze Car Show will be held June 3 and will award trophies and cash prizes to the winners. The car show, sponsored by Chandler Collision Center, has a $15 entry fee. For more information call 918-776-0606.

Ernie Martens, Sallisaw High School principal, announced the deadline to enter the May 1 Community DodgeBrawl tournament, to raise funds for the senior class, is Friday.

The entry fee is $25 per team and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams. 

Dr. Curtis Shumaker spoke to the chamber members about what  ICTC offers the community.

He said ICTC has 250 day students and over 600 adult evening students.

ICTC offers nine full-time day programs which include auto service, the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program, construction trades, a licensed practical nurse program, health careers, surgery technology, heating and air conditioning, service innovations which includes greenhouse growing and landscaping, and welding.

The evening classes include another 11 topics.

Jodi Keith, EAST facilitator, explained the EAST program to chamber members, and how the program teaches mostly technology. Keith said EAST students work on 40 to 50 projects a year and will do videos for local businesses and individuals.

For information on the program call 918-571-4066 or contact ICTC.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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