Museum and Rotary Club to host a full day of events in Durant

By Jessica Breger Staff Writer jbreger@civitasmedia.com

October 21, 2013

Nov. 2 will be a busy day at the Three Valley Museum in Durant. The museum will act as the starting point for a poker run in the morning and host a concert in the evening.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. as the Durant Rotary Club’s Guns and Saddles Poker Run kicks off at the Three Valley Museum.

The 50-mile poker run costs $15 per score and will make four stops. High score will receive $150 while low score will receive $50. Stops have not yet been announced.

Drawings and door prizes will also be available for participants in the poker run. The poker run will end at the Rotary Club’s 30th annual Gun and Knife Show at 1 p.m.

The show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bryan County Fair Ground located at 1901 South 9th Avenue in Durant. Admission cost will be $5 per person.

The show will also involve a gun carry license class held by Captain Joe Kirk, retired from the Durant Police Department. Class admission will be $60 per person and $54 for veterans.

The day will conclude for the museum with a the hosting of The Creekhouse Crew.

“This is a different kind of music than we’re used to,” said museum curator Nancy Farris.

She said the group’s music is a blend of different styles that comes from the diversified group of friends.

Farris said the group members live in different cities but gather several times a year to play music and fellowship with each other. The group has volunteered their talents to help the museum raise money for operational and maintenance costs.

The concert held at the museum will cost $5 per ticket. A $1 discount will be given to those who can show that they attended the Durant Rotary Gun and Knife Show that day. For more information on any of the day’s events contact Nancy Farris at (580) 920-3642.