Grand Lake Day at the Oklahoma State capitol was April 5 and members of the Grand Lake Association, the Grove Chamber and the Grand Lake Area Chamber attended. The group visited the House and Senate Chambers and toured the capitol.
"Grand Lake Day at the Capitol was a very rewarding and educational experience,” said Chuck Perry, Grand Lake Association President. “I think that the entire capitol knew Grand Lakers were there.”
Representatives Cox, Sherrer, Glenn, Hoskin and Fourkiller and Senator Wyrick joined the group for lunch in Bricktown and they all spoke and answered questions.
“Whenever we have a group come all the way from Grand Lake to the state capitol, we are excited,” said Representative Cox.
The group also heard from Lt. Governor Todd Lamb who spoke to them in the Governor’s Conference Room and he talked about how much his family loved Grand Lake. Sandy Pantlick from the Department of Tourism also spoke about the impact Tourism has on Oklahoma. The group also got to meet Speaker Kris Steele and take a group photo on the House Floor.
After the meetings, the group split up and passed out over 300 Grand Lake Visitor Guides to legislative offices as well as invitations to the July 22 Grand Lake Legislative Charity Golf Tournament.
“Seeing the leadership working, passing bills, and debating for our rights is something every Oklahoman should experience,” said John Deken of Grand Lake Promotional Products. “The more involved we become in our local and state organizations the larger returns we will receive on investments here on Grand Lake, by just passing the word."