Claremore Daily Progress

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June 19, 2012

Hot Rods & Heroes: Firefighters hosting first fundraiser


The Claremore Firefighters Local 1077 is hosting the inaugural Hot Rods and Heroes on June 23. The event will feature a car show, motorcycle show and Poker Run.
The family-friendly event will offer live music by the Brent Giddens Band, concessions by BigFoot BBQ and door prizes.  
Proceeds from this event will go to the Claremore Firefighters Activity Fund, which will be used to sponsor many events throughout the year, with the main focus on the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp. 
“There are four or five kids in the Claremore area we hope to send to camp,” Fire Marshall Jason Crandall said.
Cars and motorcycles will be available for public viewing all day with judging at 5  pm, followed by an awards presentation.  
Awards will be given in 20 car and motorcycle categories.   
The poker run is open to all vehicles.  The first car/bike out will be at 11 a.m. and the last one in at 4 p.m.   Burn camp donations will be accepted at all Poker Run Stops including Old 33 Icehouse, Rt. 66 Sports Bar, Grey Beards, and The Dam Saloon.  
Awards will be given for First and Second place hands.  There will also be a last chance drawing for $50 and five dollars extra card at the last stop.  
Registration for both events will begin at 9 a.m. at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway.  Registration fees are $25 per event, or $40 for both events.  
The registration fee includes an event T-shirt and the first 150 to register for the car show will also receive a dash plaque.   
“A common goal is to raise $5,000 from this event,” Crandall said.
The Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp is a five-day summer camp at Dry Gulch U.S.A. located near Adair.  It is designed to offer children from ages 6 to 16 that have suffered major burns or disfiguring injuries a place of unconditional love and acceptance, according to 
“We show these children that scars and disabilities do not limit their successes in life.  Also provided are fun team building activities that let the children work and play together,” according to the website.  For more information on the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp, visit   More information about the upcoming fundraiser is available at or call (918) 341-1477.

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