The Pryor Times

September 12, 2013

Great Days are here

Staff Writer
Susan Wagoner

— The Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Great Days of Service. The week-long event is filled with community service projects performed by civic and church groups as well as citizen volunteers.

Great Days of Service Mayes County began in October 2007. Since that time, it has seen volunteers collect tens of thousands of pounds of food for Mayes County food pantries, thousands of toys for underprivileged children and clothing for families, sew baby blankets for newborns,

perform beautification projects throughout the county and visit the


More than 17,000 pounds of food was gathered last year in the county-wide food drive.

This year, there is an effort to collect underwear and socks for school-aged children.

Recently, Locust Grove hosted an underwear drive at a football scrimmage.

Chamber President Barbara Hawkins said ABATE Motorcycle Club is planning a “Panty Raid Poker Run” that will take them to Dollar General stores throughout the county.

“There are donation boxes already located at the Dollar General stores where people can drop off underwear and socks,” Hawkins said.

The poker run will pick up the donations at the stores.

Area churches are also hosting “Undie Sunday” where donations of the items can be dropped off at participating churches.

The Chamber is also kicking off the Angel Tree Project this month. The Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts for underprivaleged children throughout the area.

For information on Great Days of Service or the Angel Tree Project, or to volunteer contact the Chamber of Commerce at 918-825-0157.