Rose Kelley, 91, of Vian, received a gift in the form of a $50 bill for being the oldest tribal member of the Cherokee Nation attending the fish fry and meeting hosted by Cherokee Nation Dist. 5 Councilman E.O. Smith last Tuesday evening. The event, attended by about 300 people including Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner, tribal services staff and program directors, and residents from the surrounding area, included door prizes, some in cash and was held at the Blackgum Community Building. Helping to distribute the prizes was Cherokee Nation Dist. 6 Councilman for Sequoyah County Daryl Legg (center) with Les McConnell seated next to Kelley. “We had a great turnout. I appreciate the Blackgum Fire Department for preparing the meal. They did a great job. I also appreciate all the tribal representatives who attended and provided goody bags and gifts,” Smith said.
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