The 13th Annual Diamond Donkey Gala will be held on April 25, 2014 at Meditations in Stillwater, OK. A cash bar and silent auction will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table for eight and can be ordered online, via regular mail using this form or in person at our headquarters at 302 N. Main in Stillwater.
Democratic Senator Al McAffrey (OKC, District 46) will be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Diamond Donkey Gala. As the son of a Baptist minister, proud citizen of the Choctaw Nation, navy veteran, former police officer, past member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and current member of the Oklahoma Senate, Al has worked in the Oklahoma legislature to champion issues important to all Oklahomans. Now, Sen. McAffrey is running for the Fifth District U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by James Lankford and he will bring real change to Washington, D.C.
The evening will close with a special performance by the Red Dirt Rangers, citizens of Payne County, who just recorded a promotional song and video called “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)” written with Chuck Dunlap at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa to support the Red Dirt Relief Fund and raise awareness for healthcare options in Oklahoma.
The Red Dirt Rangers were joined by 50 notable musicians including John Fullbright, Parker Millsap, Kevin Welch, Brad Rice (Jason Boland & The Stragglers), Brandon Jenkins, Tom Skinner, Jesse Aycock, Randy Crouch, and Steve Littleton (Cody Canada and The Departed). Revered producer, songwriter and guitarist Steve Ripley (Bob Dylan, The Tractors) produced the track while award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo is working on the video.
Once completed, it will be broadcast as a public service announcement in audio and video form on radio and television stations statewide, and will be available digitally on iTunes in April, with all proceeds benefitting the Red Dirt Relief Fund.
The band was also honored in 2013 by the Oklahoma House of Representatives for its members’ contribution to Oklahoma life and arts on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Rep. Lee Denney (R-Cushing) called them “a musical treasure for our state” when she presented them with the resolution.
Ticket orders must be received by April 18, 2014.