Two famous Oklahomans to be recognized for outstanding community service

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Two famous Oklahomas will be recognized for their outstanding community service later this year.

Country music legend Vince Gill and Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will accept the 2014 John F. Kennedy Community Service Award on October 28, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country club.

“This year’s honorees exemplify a commitment to community and generosity,” said former Governor David Walters, chairman of the event. “We are excited to welcome Mr. Gill and Governor Anoatubby to our distinguished club of honorees, and to celebrate the legacies they continue to build in Oklahoma and beyond.”

According to a press release, Gill is being honored for his contributions of time and talents for numerous causes in Oklahoma, his willingness to participate in the celebration of Oklahoma’s history and for providing comfort to Oklahomans in times of devastating tragedies.

Anoatubby is being honored for his leadership and for the extraordinary support and generosity the Chickasaw Nation demonstrates across Oklahoma.   Worthy causes, large and small across the state, benefit from the governor’s vision to improve the lives of Oklahomans.

This year, Mike Turpen will serve as master of ceremonies.

Proceeds from the event will support the Santa Fe Family Life Center in its mission to provide recreation and athletic programs for disadvantaged, disabled and mentally challenged children.

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