Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published April 14, 2019, focuses on Community Service in Enid and the area.

Other sections include:

• Building on Tradition: Health and Wellness, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Northwest Oklahoma, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Economic Development, March 3, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Education, March 10, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Arts & Entertainment, March 17, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Agriculture & Energy, March 31, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Faith, April 7, 2019

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Kip Miles has been a quiet force in the community through volunteer work with Enid AM AMBUCS, doing everything from providing flags to honor veterans and providing AmTrykes for more than 500 handicapped children to establishing a children’s playground at Meadowlake Park and leading the Summerfest celebration from 1986-1992.

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“Our motto is ‘Doing the most good,’ and from the outside looking in we don’t want someone to take that the wrong way. That is our promise to our donors and volunteers, that we are going to do the most good we can with it. It’s just our promise.” — Salvation Army of Enid’s corps assistant Victor Estudiante

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"We've served over 6,500 households across Enid and in the surrounding communities. Nearly 2,000 of them have come for assistance one time. We're serving a lot of folks who just a need little help here or there. It's a far smaller number for people that come every single month." — Katy Long, assistant director

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“I think the most healthy thing you can do as an individual is give back. If you’re self-centered, then your life isn’t really complete.” — Gordon “Bud” Smith 

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"I believe in order for Oklahoma to become no-kill we are going to have to work together within the communities that surround us to help them to get there, too." — Vicki Grantz, executive director, SPCA

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“If everything goes according to plan, we’ll break ground sometime this year. Right now, we’re at a point where we’re waiting on plans from an engineering firm.” — Tricia Mitchell