The Kingfisher Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer of the Year 2012
It was one year ago that the board of Kingfisher Creative held a meeting and Scott attended with his Mother, Janet Clark. Their message: “Let’s get some things done, you guys, and prove that we’re making a difference for the Arts in Kingfisher.” Scott proposed our first annual Festival of the Arts, and Scott volunteered that evening to chair it. He was immediately elected to the board of directors, and he began an intensive organizational effort to put on a great festival. Needless to say, Scott and Kingfisher Creative, with all volunteers and exhibitors, pulled off a tremendous success. For an inaugural year, it beat all expectations and set its stamp on what should be many years to come.
Fresh from that success, Scott set his sights on the next. We all saw the terrible devastation in the wake of area tornadoes, and Scott immediately latched onto a suggestion I made about a benefit concert for the victims. He had a group in mind and he knew how to pull it off: “Stoney LaRue”, he said “can draw a crowd, and I think I can make the contacts to get him here.” Then, true to his word, Scott did just that. The event showed us that Kingfisher can put on a first rate, top notch show, and draw the crowd necessary to fund it. In the future, there can be no doubt that such is possible, or that putting a full concert stage and all that goes with it can be a success. Scott and all the volunteers he led pulled it off. We even brought in the full support of the City of Kingfisher.
Enough for Scott? No, he began planning a Summer Concert Series, where we had a series of Friday evening concerts, planned for the Kingfisher Park, and designed to provide a great family evening of music as we listen out on the grass. Some of his efforts were given to concerts for his church, some were for music from local talents. All of it continued his record of success.
Then yet another HUGE commitment came from Scott. He agreed to serve as president of Kingfisher In Lights. He took it on like a full time job, literally for months, and he once again served up a complete success. Not only did this cherished organization put on another successful run, now they are considering bold advances and changes to their planning and displays. Scott has agreed to continue serving as President, and we can all look forward to what may come of it.
Finally, Scott agreed to audition for a role in the revival of the Kingfisher Community Theater, as Kingfisher Creative puts on “Lend Me a Tenor” under the direction of Tyler Mueggenborg. Scott’s role as a bellhop is crazy funny!! He will draw an audience for his expressions and creative acting, as he puts my character, Mr. Saunders, I his place. Of course, Scott’s contribution isn’t only on stage. He and I have worked together in gathering the pieces of the set and the furniture and props.
Scott has found a place for himself in Ki8ngfisher that has brought him close to many of us and made us wish for an appropriate way to say “Thank You”. Honoring him as Kingfisher’s Volunteer of the Year is just what we would wish to offer that thanks. Thank you Scott Osborn for all you do to help the great town we live in and love!