|By David Austin
Photos by attendees
|We here at C4x4 try to make as many events as we can, especially those that support great causes. Unfortunately, we cannot make all of the runs that are held in the Mid-West. With many being held in the fall, we tend to stay as close to home to make these runs.
Why Not Customs is a great supporter of our own Crawl 4 Christ event and helps us in many ways, which includes providing us products for our raffle. So, when the Why Not Customs Labor day run is scheduled it is put on our calendar and we make every effort to be a part of it. The past 4 events they have held were hosted at Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch (SMORR) in Seymour, Mo. This year, there were conflicts in the scheduling dates so they had to look for an alternative location. After several options were discussed, they settled on The Arkbuckle Off-Road Park is southern Oklahoma. This made it perfect for us since, it was a lot closer to us.
This is an event to support the 4 Wheel 2 Heal non profit organizations. 100% of all donations go directly to covering the cost associated with the veterans and caregivers, meals, transportation, camping and registration fees and cost associated with the event. With no onsite lodging yet at available at Arbuckle, we had to make a decision. Either we would have to stay in a near by town or get to work on the 'Toter home' that we've kinda let some maintenance issues go for a couple years and the inside had some cosmetic issues that needed attention. 2 weeks before the event, I got busy fixing, however, I didnt get it up into prime shape. I had to put a small window a/c unit in, as the main unit compressor was unwilling to participate. All in all, it came together to make for fairly comfortable living space for the event.
God Bless You and Yours