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October 20, 2012

Remembering Will

Annual celebration includes silent auction, parade and more

CLAREMORE —  

The Cherokee Pocahontas Club has been an important contributor to the town of Claremore for over 100 years. Early members attended Will Rogers Days when it first began nearly 75 years ago and ever since then, the celebration has become a Pocahontas Club tradition.
“This year, we will hold a silent auction during Will Rogers Days to raise money for Cherokee student scholarships,” said Club President Ollie Starr. “Our goal is to raise enough money for 10 $600 scholarships, which will be disbursed every year the chosen students are in college.” 
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 the club will present “Hats Off to Will” in the Will Rogers Museum theater, followed by a wreath-laying and reception for the public.
The “Hats Off to Will” tribute is in honor of Will Rogers’ wife Betty, who often wore a hat. The event will include a hat judging and Native American dress style show.
“We are extremely dedicated women and appreciate all of the community support we have received,” said Starr. “For the 75th anniversary, we plan to invite members from all over the nation to travel to Claremore and celebrate with us.”
From noon to 2 p.m., along with the silent auction, the Route 66 Cruisers will have an antique and classic car show on the museum grounds.
The parade begins at 4 p.m., starting at the Expo Center and following through downtown Claremore.  
Pocahontas Club members are awarding cash prizes to the top three floats in the parade.
First place prize is $250;  second place, $150; and third place, $100.
Entry forms for the parade can be picked up at the Print Shop, located on 910 N. J.M. Davis Blvd. 
Those who are interested can also email a request to marysshop@sbcglobal.net. 
For more information, call (918) 342-3993.

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