Smith's helpers included his daughters (left to right) Emma Gann,
Avery Smith and their friend Raelynn Girty.
District 5 Tribal Councilor E.O. “Jr.” Smith has found a unique and entertaining way to safely pass out candy at Vian’s Christmas parade this Thursday, Dec. 3.
Smith has collected 280 rolls (and counting) of toilet paper, which will be filled with candy and thrown to parade-goers. And, as many shoppers know, toilet paper has been in short supply lately so it may be even more popular than the candy!
“Hopefully people will remember that and it will be like a campaign card,” he said.
Smith said he has more toilet paper coming, just in time for upcoming parades elsewhere in Sequoyah County.
Smith’s festive mood belies the fact that he was released from a Kansas hospital just a week ago after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was hospitalized for a week, he said, with pneumonia on top of coronavirus. “It was touch-and-go for a couple of days,” he said, but now he is off oxygen and the only problem he is currently facing is the mountain of council paperwork left in the wake of his hospitalization and recovery.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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