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Local tribe hosting fundraiser to pay for storm shelters in schools

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – A local Native American tribe is working to keep children safe during storm season through a fundraiser.

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is hosting a fundraiser to provide storm shelters for schools in Pottawatomie County.

The fundraiser will include a dinner, silent auction, live auction and live entertainment.

The event will be held on May 3 and tickets are $75 each or $1,000 for a table of eight.

Linda Capps, vice chairman of Citizen Potawatomi Nation, said, “It’s time that we protect our most valuable and most venerable while they are in our schools. It is our responsibility to help however we can.”

The event will be hosted at The Ballroom, located inside Grand Casino Hotel and Resort.

For more information, visit the box office’s website to purchase tickets.