WYNONA FOUNDERS DAY REPORT
Wynona Founders Day, June 8, was a beautiful fun day for everyone.
The day kicked off at 6 a.m. with the cook off competitors setting up and receiving their meat for the cook off. The booth people were setting up their booths bright and early, but not earlier than the Boy Scouts, some of who spent the night setting up and camping at their booth. Joey Stone, Founders Day Chairman was very dedicated and kept everything rolling and on track. The parade was let by Mike Anderson of Osage Nation Police and followed by the Boy Scouts Color Guard. They were followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Wynona contestants, Blue and Gold 4-H Club, Wynona Fire Department, Pershing Fire Department, Susie’s Daycare, Wynona Little League team, Johnny Deatherage and Jacob Looney in his box car, Lonnie and Nancy Smith, Lacey Dilley, Rusty Miller, Nick Carter, Herbie-the Lovebug, motorcycles and 4-wheelers, Corky Yates and family, horseback riders.
The games consisted of turtle races, egg toss, balloon toss, 3-legged race, sack race, husband calling, hammer throw, and various other games. There were many winners and a complete list could not be determined. The box car race had 3 entrants, Jacob Looney, Emily Myers, and Seth Schulanberger with Jacob Looney being the winner. In the grillmasters, the Grill Scouts were James Kanke, Eli Shaw, Trevor Kanke and Colin Wykel, the 4 Man Crew consisted of Paul Stone, Shane Marlin, Joseph Lott and Rob Bright. The final team was unnamed, and consisted of Steve Dover, Greg Dover, Jeff Dover and Duwaynn Dover.
The winner in the cook off contest was the 4-Man Crew.
Entries in the Little Miss Wynona contest were Tynley Sue Marlin, Caydie Jade Crawford, Sophia Curran, Matison LouGrace Toddy, Payden Chase Crawford, Alyssa Kelynn Toddy, Lynleigh Robinson, Peyton Abigail Henley. Little Mr Wynona entrants were; Jaxon Leland Webb, Rayden Chance Sparks, Raedyn Jay Webb, Blaze Howell, and Caleb Samuel Stone. The youngest Little Mr and Miss Wynona winners were Tynley Sue Marlin and Blaze Howell, the next age group was Alyssa Kelynn Toddy and Rayden Chance Sparks. The oldest group was Payden Chase Crawford and Caleb Samuel Stone. Each winner was awarded a crown. Almost $1400 was raised for the Founders Day fund by the Little Mr and Little Miss Wynona contest.
There were about 125 people at the barbecue, which was catered by Wild Country Meats from Hominy. The hot dog eating contest winner was Dayton Curry who ate 7 1/2 hot dogs. There was a large group of people enjoying the softball game with lots of fun and teasing going on. There was a live auction with proceeds going to the family of Billy McGill, a young man who passed away recently leaving a wife and two sons. The proceeds from the auction were close to $10,000. The family expressed their gratitude and appreciation to all the people involved with the auction. Crala Roe was in charge of the auction and did an excellent job!
Sean McGuire Band featuring Fat Tony provided evening entertainment until 9 p.m. when the Country Express Band took over. The evening was cut a little short by rain, but all in all, it was considered to be a successful day and evening. There was a large list of donors and we want each and every one of them to know how very much the Wynona Founders Day Committee appreciated your help. Without generous donations by businesses and individuals, the day wouldn’t have been nearly so perfect. Thanks also to all the people who volunteered their time to help out. Thanks to the Osage Nation Prevention group for providing free kids games!
Thanks to all who were in the parade, particularly Bobbi McGill and sons, Ethan and Chance who lined it all up. Thanks to Heather Waggie, who was everywhere and helped with everything. Thanks to the judges, John Ferguson, Joe Schulanberger, Tracey Brown and Jacob Southwick. Thanks to Loretta Little, who worked tirelessly on getting donations. Thanks to the Boy Scouts and especially the Kanke family for working so long in the concession stand and then cleaning it all up afterward.
Partial list of donors: Cates Supply, Bill and Pat Hurd, C & G Oilfield, Kum and Go, Hometown Foods, Pawhuska Tire, Maverick Mini Mart, Moore’s, Formby, Hometown Appliances, Weigants, Brazee Tire, Howell’s Well Service. If anyone is left out, please don’t be offended, there were several people with lists of winners, and donors and this reporter wasn’t able to contact everyone. More will be added next week.
The bottom line to the Wynona Founder’s Day story is that everyone had a good time and the weather was great.
The Wynona Utility Department, Jason Clark and Larry Dilley with the help of Ronald Myers and Jim Lott did a great job of cleaning up the town.
BIG thanks to Joey Stone, who did a great job as Wynona Founders Day Chairman!
VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL
Just a reminder that Lee Webb, is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 to help Veterans with their benefits. This is a great opportunity for veterans and should be utilized by all that are qualified. Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details.