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Lindy Chambers – Local Legend

Lindy Chambers graduated from Enid High School in 1967. Soon after graduating, she met the love of her life John, and they were married in 1968. Lindy was a preacher’s wife, and that was her main focus while her 2 children were at home. After her kids went on to start their own lives, Lindy began her career and volunteerism in 1994. She has always had a heart for Enid, and this is what stemmed her several years of making Enid a better place. Lindy started her volunteer work in 1994 with Main Street Enid. She quickly realized how much she loved the Main Street mission, and her volunteer work would later become her career when she became the Main Street Director from 2001-2012 where she also managed Cherokee Strip Conference Center. She spoke at multiple state and national Main Street Conventions & won the state Main Street manager of the year in 2012. She was a huge part of Enid Lights Up the Plains from its conception and she and her husband John worked tirelessly to make the event a success.

Even a full-time job could not keep Lindy from helping the community in numerous ways. Lindy was the Garfield County Safe Kids Coalition Coordinator from 1996 to 2001. She did a Pegasys show called For Your Own Safety and worked closely with the EFD in developing the child fire safety mobile house for educating young people about the danger of fires. She served as a Chamber Ambassador on United Way committees, on the Enid Community Band Committee with Doc Bryant, committee chair of the Art District Board, and on the Enid First committee.

She was an advocate for Leonardo’s Children’s Museum construction, Kites over Enid, and was emcee for Fling at the Springs for several years. She was a member of the Enid Rotary Club starting in 2005 and was active on the board. She provided live color commentary for the Cherokee Strip parade on Pegasys. She was a participant in a VIP trip to Valdosta Georgia airbase with other Enid dignitaries in 2004. She was named honorary commander for Vance Air Force Base in 2010, and She was also a graduate of the Oklahoma Leadership Arts Council in 2010. She was a past president of the Interracial Women’s Club. She was a graduate of LGE class VIII and secretary of the LGE Board. She served on the March of Dimes board, Greater Enid Arts and Humanities, Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Enid Convention and Visitors Bureau & Enid Chamber of Commerce and was a Pillar of the Plains Nominee in 2017.

In her retirement, she is discovering ways to enjoy life on her own after losing her dear husband John unexpectedly in 2022. They were married for 54 wonderful years. She loves spending time with her grandkids whenever possible and making new creations in the kitchen. She will forever be Enid’s biggest advocate with her favorite saying being “80% of success is showing up.” Because she has shown up for decades, Lindy Chambers is a true Local Legend.

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Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."

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