Duncan’s Melanie Wilkins – Mom of the Month Presented by Bank of Commerce

The Wilkins family in Duncan is known for their sports and mom Melanie Wilkins is well known for her commitment to her kids and their activities. It started with a small booster club and the need to get more parents involved. 

“There was a very small booster club run by former players when my oldest son was in eighth grade. My husband and I joined and started working on getting parents and the community involved in support of the football program. We now enjoy active booster programs in all sports, which raise extra money for the various programs,” said Wilkins. 

Her three sons are standout athletes with the youngest still playing high school ball.  “We have three sons. My two oldest were All-State athletes who went on to play college ball. Our youngest son currently plays football and baseball for Duncan High School and select baseball for Fuel Baseball during the summer. We are definitely a sports family,” said Wilkins. 

In her eleventh year as the Quarterback Club Treasurer, Wilkins has spent countless hours volunteering her time for the team and the community. 

“We support the team doing various fundraisers throughout the year. I am also the Duncan Dugout Club President for the baseball team,” said Wilkins. “In the community, I serve as a mentor in the Link One Mentoring program; Board member for One True Light; Kelita Women’s group which supports high school students; high school girls small group leader at my church, Beautiful Day/Kindred Community volunteer; I serve on the Emergency services board for Stephens County and I am currently a member of the area FCA board.” 

A graduate of Sallisaw High School, Wilkins found her place in Duncan as part of a small town community that loves it sports. She also works at a Rehab and Nursing Care Facility, which her family owns. 

“The Duncan community is vibrant and active. Businesses and individuals give of their time and money to support so many groups and projects. The Comm”UNITY” always comes together to support the schools and the sports and arts programs. I would put Duncan up against any small town,” said Wilkins. “We love caring for the elderly in our community.” 

When the hustle and bustle of a season finally slows down, you can usually find the Wilkins family together enjoy each others company. 

“We have two granddaughters and I love doing special projects for my church,” said Wilkins.