Friday, September 29, 2017

Charlie's Chicken is Chamber Member of the Month

Larry Randolph, left, accepts the plaque for his business, Charlie’s Chicken, being named the Chamber’s Business of the Month for September. Jeff Mayo, right, the chamber’s vice president, presents the plaque.

Dr. Robert Duncan was the guest speaker at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce 
Membership Luncheon at Dwight Mission on Wednesday.

Charlie’s Chicken of Sallisaw was named the Sallisaw Chamber Member of the Month for September at the chamber’s membership luncheon Wednesday. Larry Randolph, owner with his wife, Lucy, accepted the award that was presented by Jeff Mayo, chamber vice president.

Randolph said, “I appreciate everybody who has worked real hard, and I thank you very much.”

Mayo announced the chamber’s upcoming events which include the Kerr Lake Bassnanza on Nov. 4, and Evviva on Nov. 18 at the Roland Cherokee Casino. For information on the chamber events contact the chamber at 918-775-2558.

The Sequoyah County Boys & Girls Club is holding a Block Party and Duck Drop as a fall fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sallisaw Park on Sallisaw Creek on the city’s west side.

Rubber ducks will cost $100 for 20 ducks, $25 for five ducks and $5 for a single duck. The owner of the first duck across the creek finish line will win a Yeti cooler.

The event also includes hot dogs, sno cones, popcorn, drinks, a bouncy house, live music, giveaways and raffles.

Dr. Robert Duncan, Dwight Mission executive director, was the guest speaker at the meeting, which was held at Dwight Mission.

Duncan spoke about “Moving into Our Future,” the future projects at the mission. He related how the Heritage Center is being remodeled, which includes external remodeling, a stair tower and an elevator. Phase 2 of that project will include interior remodeling and adding adult lodging and an operations area.

More lodging is to be added, Duncan said, and will include RV parking, camping sites and a tiny house site.

Expanded programs will include more summer camps, and monthly meetings for church and other groups, for men, women and youths. A new focus will be on monthly craft programs, school day trips, retreats and meetings.

Duncan said a new program will be for children in foster care. Fundraising will be held so that about 100 children in foster care will be able to go to summer camp, an adventure they may not be able to experience otherwise.

Duncan said, “I think we can be a force for change in the lives of young people.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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