MyHometownPost Brands

Memorial Dinner For Chase Morland and Craig Strickland



A little over a year ago two duck hunters braved Winter Storm Goliath to pursue their passion. Kaw Lake can be an unforgiving place especially in bad weather. Unfortunately Chase Morland and Craig Strickland never returned from that trip.

The people of Kay county and surrounding areas mobilized, as they always do in the face of tragedy, to help, pray, and give support to the families of the hunters. The hunting and music communities around the world followed the search for the hunters. Hundreds of volunteers and first responders spent countless hours searching for the men.

Chase and Craig are now gone from us, but their memories and spirit still remain!

Join us February 11th at 6:30 for a memorial dinner and game feast. Vance Johnson has graciously donated the use of the Stagecoach Event Center to host this special event. The Stagecoach Event Center is located at 400 W. South St Newkirk, OK.

The suggested donation of $15 per plate will get you a meal you won’t soon forget! The dinner will consist of smoked elk and pork, fried fish and quail, jambalaya, sides, and Dutch oven cobblers for desert.

Many of Chase and Craig’s family members plan on speaking at this event.

We are limited to 250 people so don’t wait to get your tickets! Tickets are available at RCB Bank on 14th & Prospect in Ponca City or at Eastman National Bank in Newkirk. All donations from the event will go to the Craig Strickland Foundation, for more information about the foundation go to

The foundation has pledged to give back in the form of scholarships to in Kay county students.