From the City of Enid:


The City of Enid, Oklahoma is taking nominations for recipients for the “Walk of Fame” Award to be awarded each year in September during the celebration of the Cherokee Strip Days.


The Walk of Fame is an award given by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the City of Enid to two persons, one living, and one posthumously.

To be considered for the Walk of Fame a person shall:

a. Have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the community in general; or

b. Have made an extraordinary contributionor act of selflessness or statesmanship for Enid.

Nominations will be accepted in the office of the City Clerk until 5:00 P.M. local time on June 13, 2014.  Nominations received after that time will be retained for consideration the following year.

A Walk of Fame committee will review the nominations, consider any person that meets the criteria outlined above, and perform any needed investigation to ensure appropriateness.  The Committee may also consider persons who do not receive nominations.

Information may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Municipal Complex, 401 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, Oklahoma, or by calling 580-616-7271.

Now, clearly, I’m alive. So, I can not in good taste go after the posthumous award. But I am living. Boom. First requirement met.

Second requirement. A lifetime of service to the community in general. Well, yeah. You bet. In one form or another. I was an awesome cub scout. I suppose in high school I slacked off the community service thing. But I was in retail, so I was in the service industry. So, that fills the “in general” part. That’s kind of vague. I gave blood, plasma, and platelets at OBI until my doctor told me to stop doing that. May 4th, 1999 I went to Moore, Ok to help….wait. That was in service of their community. That doesn’t help.  Is “contributionor” even a dang word?

Wait. I just read the part that the committee may also consider persons who do not receive nominations. I’m screwed.