If you cook it, they will come
Anisa’s Country Adventures
Fundraisers and social gatherings seek to bring people in and create an atmosphere that will produce some sort of end result: entice the guests to socialize and possibly donate to a given cause as well. There are many options for fundraisers and social gatherings, including arts and crafts, dances and more. However, here in Oklahoma there seems to be one main idea for both: if you cook it, they will come.
One example of this was shown at a fundraiser in Canton, Sunday, June 16, for a family whose home burned down. The fundraiser was a luncheon with Indian tacos and an auction for a wide array of baked goods. Cakes and pies auctioned off for large amounts, exceeding $100 in many cases. This fundraiser boasted a line of people waiting to enter that extended out the door. An estimated 390 people attended this event which raised over $23,000 for Mike and Raelene Castillo. In fact, more donations are possible as an account has been set up at Canton Bank for anyone who still wishes to donate. People attended this event from surrounding communities such as Eagle City, Longdale, Fairview and more.
Other examples include a fish fry held by the Knights of Columbus and a pancake supper hosted by Kiwanis in Okeene earlier this year. Yet another notable event was held in Hennessey: a calf fry and auction hosted by FFA.
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