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July 2, 2013

Main Street hosting concert Saturday



However, the concert is just the last of 3 events that will be held this Saturday to benefit recent tornado victims.

"In conjunction with the bands, we're also holding an arts and crafts show starting at 9 a.m.  It will be held at Centennial Park and will go until about 5 p.m.," Fitz said.

In order to participate in the craft show, vendors must make a $25 donation that will be put with concert proceeds to benefit those recovering in Little Axe, she said.

So far, Fitz said she has about a dozen vendors from Woodward and the surrounding area signed up to participate in the craft show.  These vendors will be selling everything from candles to holiday dish towels to hair bows to refreshments including "one lady who makes homemade cinnamon rolls," she said.

Additional vendors may sign up through Wednesday by contacting the Woodward Main Street office at (580) 254-8521.  Vendors are responsible for bringing their own equipment, including tables and chairs.

In addition to the Main Street sponsored art show and concert, there will also be a benefit poker run held Saturday morning, which is being organized by Tim Gray.

Gray said registration for the poker run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the "old Clock parking lot" at 9th Street and Texas Avenue.

Then to make sure that everyone gets back in plenty of time to enjoy the night's musical entertainment, he said that "we're going to try to get the first bikes rolling out around 9:30 a.m."

Bikers will travel around Ellis and Woodward Counties collecting cards to try for the best poker hand, Gray said.  Stops include Shattuck, Arnett, Pack Saddle, and Vici before returning to Woodward for the final card, he said.

Once all the bikers have returned, the winners will be announced with cash prizes being awarded to the bikers with the 2 best hands, he said.

In addition to announcing the winners of the poker run, Gray said they will also hold a raffle and announce the winners of several prizes including "motorcycle helmets, hand tools, some books that were donated by a local author out of Alva and lots of other items."

The bikers will also be able to enjoy a catered meal from Big Dan's Steakhouse, he said.

Gray said that proceeds from entry fees for the poker run and from the raffle will be donated to the Foundation for South Oklahoma City, to help those impacted by the May 20 tornado.  They will also be selling patches and bandanas to help raise additional funds, he said.

"The main reason why we're doing it is to help out with the recent tornadoes and be able to give back directly to the people in need down there," he said, adding "we'll also be taking cash donations if anyone wants to make one, they can just write a check to the Foundation and we'll include it with the money we make from the event."

For more information about the benefit poker run, or to pre-register, contact Gray by sending a text to (682) 300-4440 or e-mail him at  Or you can contact his girlfriend, Kerry Day, at (316) 833-6608.

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