Jan Stratton, honorary chairman of the ARMED SERVICES Y-FRY, will be serving the first meal Thursday November 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm at the ARMED SERVICES Y-FRY. The first family to receive their plate will be an enlisted Soldier whose family has benefited from the programs and services provided to military service members and their families at the Armed Services YMCA.

Join us as we broadcast live this Thursday and Friday at the Great Plains Coliseum.

This is the Armed Services YMCA of Lawton/Fort Sill seventh annual ARMED SERVICES Y-FRY special event fundraiser. The chicken/fish fry is set for November 13-14 from 5-8 pm at the Great Plains Coliseum. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children, 5 years of age and under, eat free with an accompanying paid adult. Volunteers from the local community and Soldiers from Fort Sill will be on hand to serve the participants their dinner.

“We are excited about this event and what it means for Soldiers. This community event is a natural for Lawton. We love Soldiers and we love good food,” states Bill Vaughan, Executive Director, Armed Services YMCA.

The Armed Services YMCA Y-Fry Committee is pleased to announce the event sponsors.

Coming in as Five Star sponsors are Chick-fil-A, Lockheed Martin, and T & S Printing. Fort Sill Apache Casino is a Two Star sponsor. One Star sponsors include Arvest Bank, BAE Systems, BancFirst, Becker-Rabon Funeral Home, Billingsley Ford, Coca-Cola, Corvias Military Housing, Pam & Barry’s Team, Sam’s Club, Sodexo, and Stevens Trucking. Media sponsors are KSWO-TV, Lawton Constitution, and Townsquare Media.

Tickets are available at Chick-fil-A, T & S Printing, Armed Services YMCA or from any Armed Services YMCA Trustee.

The families of our military’s junior enlisted personnel carry multiple emotional and financial burdens while their loved ones are deployed overseas. When service members know their families are taken care of at home, they have peace of mind and can focus on their job of defending our country. The Armed Services YMCA plays a vital role in meeting the needs of the young military family.

“The Armed Services YMCA is truly a home away from home for junior enlisted Soldiers and their families. The ASYMCA provides everything from child care to clothing to support should they face difficult financial or emotional times. It's comforting to know the ASYMCA ensures our military families have peace of mind while their Soldiers defend our freedom." states Jan Stratton, Honorary Chairman of the ARMED SERVICES Y FRY.

The Armed Services YMCA Lawton Fort Sill is Oklahoma’s leading nonprofit organization supporting junior enlisted personnel and their families. For more information, please call Kate Whitehead at the Armed Services YMCA, 580-355-5520.