SALINA, OK —
Salina Chamber of Commerce members learned recent events have been successful at the October meeting.
Stephanie Cox reported the town’s scarecrow contest increased website traffic to 3,058 views in September. The winner of the contest was Cherokee Home Health. The second place winner was See More Cash from Lakeside Bank. The third place and people’s choice winner was Pig N’ Out. Voting was accomplished via website.
The Coon Hunt had 25 or 26 dogs. Hunters from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and other parts of Oklahoma attended.
The gun raffle was a big success, raising $4,295, of which $3,800 was profit, split between the Salina Pow Wow Club and the chamber. Each group received $1,900.
Roger Johnson presented the nominations for officers. Officers for next year include Roger Johnson, president; Morice Farr, vice president; Gail Fox, treasurer; Carole Woollard, recording secretary; Stephanie Cox, parliamentarian; Debbie Matlock, first director; Diana Burns, second director; Carolyn Chumwalooky, third director; fourth director seat is vacant; Tena Pritchett, corresponding secretary.
Doug Simpson cleaned the mold out of the air vents in the chamber building. He donated his time.
Fox reported a large rock was placed at Paradise Tree Park. The rock, costing between $1,500 to $2,000, was donated by Pryor Stone.
Cadets from Thunderbird Academy cleaned out the creek bed in the town park.
The Burnout/Carl Belew event Labor Day weekend was a success, earning $1,898.55 for the chamber.
Simpson reported on the pow wow. The chamber earned $2,000 to $3,000. Simpson said there were seven volunteers working at the pow wow and twice that number could have been used.
Matlock and Burns asked an amount up to $1,000 be allocated for Christmas lights and repairs to existing Christmas lights. Woollard asked if $500 was allocated earlier for this purpose. Members agreed to research this question and reduce the $1,000 to $500 if Wollard is correct.
The Christmas Parade is Dec. 8. The theme is “Down Home Country Christmas.”
The chamber approved having a 2013 Coon Hunt.
Johnson distributed proposed bylaws for the chamber, which will be voted on at the next meeting.