Enid Area Community Rallies To Help Teens Hurt In Grain Elevator


Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 5:59 pm
By: News 9


Deanne Stein, News9.com

ENID, Oklahoma -- A community has joined together to support two teenagers critically injured inside a grain elevator.

On August 4, the lives of two teenagers were forever changed. Bryce Gannon and Tyler Zander, both 17, were working that afternoon at Zaloudek Grain Co., in Kremlin, Okla. The two were operating a large grain auger when Gannon became trapped. Zander quickly went to help becoming trapped himself.

Emergency responders had to free the teenagers from the 10 to 12 inch grain auger. Gannon and Zander were both flown via medical helicopters to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Both boys suffered severe leg injuries and remain in critical condition.

Since the accident, the community has come together to help the boys and their families.

On Saturday, August 27, a fundraiser is planned for the families of Gannon and Zander with their ongoing medical expenses. The cookout will be held at 5 p.m. at the Oakwood Christian Church Activity Center located at 401 N. Oakwood Road in Enid.

Find out more about the upcoming fundraiser for Bryce Gannon and Tyler Zander.

The event will include dinner, live music, silent auction, bake sale and a car show. T-shirts and bracelets will be sold in Bryce and Tyler's honor. Face painting, inflatable bouncer, and other activities will be available for children.

The dinner will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies. Donations suggested at a minimum of $5.00 per plate. Car show participants will be awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for People's Choice. A $20.00 donation is encouraged per entry.

All funds received will directly assist the Gannon and Zander families with their medical, travel and lodging expenses.

If you would like to help, you can donate to the "Bryce Gannon and Tyler Zander Benefit Fund" through the Security National Bank of Enid.

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