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April 9, 2013

Governor recognizes Yale Police Department for fundraising event

STILLWATER, Okla. — Yale’s third annual Sizzlin’ Summer Cruz N has received an official commendation from Gov. Mary Fallin. She praised the Yale Police Department for organizing the event which will raise money to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“Wishes can’t come true without people who care,” the governor’s letter read. “Please accept my best wishes for a successful event.”

Fallin was scheduled to attend the event but there was a scheduling conflict, Yale Police Chief Phillip Keeling said.

The event will take place May 16 through 18.

Keeling said 20 Make-A-Wish children from around the state will attend the event’s car show May 18 at Jim Thorpe Park. All three days there will be a carnival including 12 rides for adults, 10 rides for children, a rock climbing wall, pony rides, helicopter rides, a mechanical bull and more.

Organizers are expecting more than 4,000 spectators and more than100 car show entrants. Keeling said the department is hoping to raise $10,000 during the event.

Keeling said many businesses have donated prizes for attendees to win. He and 50 volunteers have spent the past six months preparing for the event.

“It’s awesome that they would volunteer their time to make a child’s dream come true,” Keeling said.

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