The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont’d – Nolan E. Sanders, a.k.a. “Taco”


ou may not see him often, but rest assured — he is hard at work, building, repairing, constructing, fixing — you name it.

Nolan Sanders; nick-named long ago by a fellow employee at Oaklawn because of his mustache, “Taco”, is the Oaklawn Carpenter. Nolan lived in California for 15 years before returning to his home-state of Arkansas to be with family.

Having spent the past 40 years here, “Taco” has no doubt left his mark on Oaklawn, with a little elbow grease to go with it. Last year he built roughly 80 box seats with his own two hands.

With a toothpick in his mouth and a calm and steady manner, you can expect Nolan to be in the “woodworks” of Oaklawn, but nonetheless amongst the ranks of the vital employees that keep this ship sailing.

Thank you Taco, for the seats and much much more.

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