Facilitators Andrew and Mitra were invited to a benefit for the Lawton arts community at the former Fort Sill Officer’s Club, where several hundred prominent Lawtonians were in attendance.
Andrew was happy to be seated next Mary McClure. Mary is a former newspaper journalist and was the first participant to do a StoryCorps interview in Lawton. As the night went on, she explained that the art of getting rid of an armadillo in one’s backyard is best done with a sledgehammer.
One of the highlights of the gala was listening to the auctioneer’s call. Items up for bids included a grandfather clock and a weekend of pheasant hunting. The auctioneer talked real fast.
No, faster than what you’re imagining…
…Faster than that, too….
…Yep, like that.
To cap the evenining off, Andrew and Mitra, captains of StoryCorps’ traveling jitterbug squad, execute a difficult maneuver on the dance floor.