A Sallisaw woman, who is the mother of two veterans, is hoping to raise funds to erect a suicide-prevention sign next to Interstate 40.
Linda Tibbitts has enlisted the help of the VFW Waylon Staffan Post 4518 in Sallisaw to help her with the project.
Tibbitts’ son Rich served in the U.S. Navy and son Steven served for 18 years with the U.S. Marines. Both are now disabled.
Linda said she felt the need to help veterans, and she has planned a concert with a silent auction and prize drawings on March 3. The event will be held at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds in Sallisaw.
Tibbitts said the concert will feature the Steeldust band from 2 to 4 p.m., The Lawman band from 4 to 6 p.m., and the California Country band from 6 to 9 p.m.
Local merchants are donating items and merchandise for the auction and drawings, and will be providing food for a concession stand.
Admission will be $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or four. Tickets for the drawings will be $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winners do not need to be present to win.
For more information contact Linda Tibbitts at 918-208-9854.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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