It’s the luck of the Irish. Senator Rick Brinkley will address the Annual Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet on March 9 at the Oologah United Methodist Church. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Sen. Brinkley represents the citizens of District 34 in the Oklahoma State Senate. He is vice-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
“We are honored to have Sen. Brinkley address our Chamber,” said incoming president Ashley Schondel. “He is a much sought-after dinner speaker and we are looking forward to his words of wisdom.”
Brinkley is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Oklahoma. He served as pastor of the Community Church in Collinsville for ten years. He has also been a television producer, investigative producer, writer, and on-air personality. He was nominated for a National Emmy for his work in television.
During the banquet the Citizen of the Year will be introduced along with the Senior Citizen of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and the person who will receive the Spirit of Will Rogers Award. Business and appreciation awards will also be given. The two Outstanding Students and the Spirit of Young Will Rogers award will be awarded.
Back by popular demand is Chef Wes McMillen who recently announced the Irish flavored menu for the evening: tossed green salad, fresh mint and garlic rub slow braised short ribs, Irish Colcannon smashed potatoes, with char grilled spring veggies and rolls. Desserts include bread pudding by Missy Barron’s “3 B’s Pies” and/or Doug’s Grill specialty Key Lime Pie.
The Chamber will also give away a Mini iPad at the end of the banquet. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not have to be present to win.
Tickets for the banquet and the iPad are available at Bank of the Lakes, Lakeside State Bank, Oologah Tag Agency and Oologah Lake Leader. Banquet tickets are $25 per person, $20 senior citizen and $200 for a Corporate Table.