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Poker Run Raises Funds for SQ 777

The small community of Medicine Park, at the edge of the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma, came alive with the roar of Harley Davidson, Honda and Kawasaki motorcycles, June 11, as the AFR Southwest District LEAD committee sponsored a Poker Run and Red Dirt concert.  The event was in support of State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm.

“This was a demographic the LEAD program had not yet reached to educate on SQ777,” said Bailey Kliewer, SW District LEAD committee chair.  Kliewer, who assisted in planning the event, added, the poker run was a great opportunity to inform the public and encourage a “yes” vote on the state question.

This state question is really important to farmers and all Oklahoma communities.

Cody Crow, SW LEAD Committee Member

Crow was manning the poker run stop outside the Meer’s Store and Restaurant where a long line of hungry visitors snaked by the SQ777 display.

“I thought it was definitely worth my time to come out here and support a good cause,” Crow said.  “We were able to educate a lot of people on the state question and answer their questions.”

Approximately 35 participants completed the course of five stops before severe weather stopped the event and forced cancellation of the red dirt concert.

The five stops included the Main concert location in Medicine Park, Love’s Travel stop at Highway 49 exit on I-44, Meer’s Store and Restaurant, Humble Insurance Agency in Cache and the Wind River Harley Davidson dealership in Lawton.

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Summer 2016

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