Texas Oklahoma Fair helps to serve the community

Texas Oklahoma Fair helps to serve the community

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Every year the Texas Oklahoma fair comes through the city of Wichita Falls and locals are able to enjoy funnel cakes and ride fun rides, but the purpose of the fair goes beyond good, old fashioned fun and entertainment.

The president of the Lions Club Lou Murdock said it is also about supporting the community.

Murdock said, "This fair is our clubs only fundraiser. However, much we make on this fair it's given to local charities. All the fair proceeds stay in this area."

The proceeds go to organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and the Boy Scouts."

In the past the far has brought in as much as $60,000.

The fair does not only support non-profits in Wichita Falls. It also gives a platform to students, like the ones from Holliday, who are hosting a cakewalk to raise money for school clubs.

High school senior Ambri Harrigal said, "This [the cakewalk] supports the FSLA and Student Council at Holliday High. This just helps fundraise for trips that we go on."

The annual fair attracts lots of people, making it the perfect spot for these students to raise money in a family friendly atmosphere

High school senior Brayden Birkenfeld said, "It's going pretty successful. It's a popular place to go to. We would like to raise money to go on some trips and also have the kids have some fun."

The Texas Oklahoma fair will be open again Thursday through Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm. It will be open on Saturday from 1 pm to 10 pm.

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