Posted by: an acre of oklahoma | April 27, 2010

2010 Nowata Spring Clean-Up Day

The rain held off for Nowata’s “Keep Oklahoma Beautiful” Spring Clean up Day which was held on Saturday, April 24.   Six teams totaling 34 volunteers of all ages showed up at Jack Gordon Park ready to work .


The volunteers included: Connie Pearsall, Bonnie Workman, Suzan Perkins, Nancy Oglesby, Pat Knotts, Kruz Szcentes, Nora Cothran, Manny Cothran, Wyatt Cothran, Holly Hall, Ruby Hall, Mia Cothran, Reese Cothran, Waimone Hollenshead, Miriam Hollenshead, Lee Price, Marietta Hollenshead, Cathy McFarland, Michael McFarland, Barb Hamit, Kandra Watson, Marie Lewis, Tracy Christian, Devon Schell, Trailee Watson, Donn Aultz, Mitch Lowe, Trint Lowe, Ally Whitney, Steven Perkins, Cooper Christian, Shelia Barr, Roger Hayes, Billie and Tom Roane.

Grand Lake Mental Health Team & Boy Scout Troop 29

The City of Nowata Beautification Committee and the Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.  Participating groups included: Nowata County HCE Domestic Divas, Cornerstone & H.I.S. Church Faith One Middle School Youth Group,  The Crew, Boy Scout Troop 29 and  Grand Lake Mental Health Center.

 Cornerstone/H.I.S. Faith One

Middle School Youth Group

OHCE Domestic Divas

The Crew

The Beautification Committee treated everyone to a picnic lunch of delicious hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade chocolate chip cookies. 


Cash prizes were awarded which included:

Cornerstone & H.I.S. Church Faith One M.S. Youth Group-Most Bags Collected

Grand Lake Mental Health Center – Most Participants on a Team

Ruby Hall-Youngest Collector

Lee Price-Oldest Collector

Kruz Szcentes-Most Unusual Found Object


The Most Unusual Item

A “Last Chance Drawing” cash prize was presented to Miriam Hollenshead.

Nowata residents took advantage of the free day  at the  City of Nowata solid waste convenience center anf filled it with more than 240 cubic yards of assorted refuse, around  150 tires, about 60 cubic yards of scrap metal and a mountain of limbs and brush.

Observations from those who had participated in the event  last year was that there seemed to be less trash on the streets this year.   A big “Thank You” to those who gave up much of their Saturday to help make Nowata a more beautiful and cleaner place to live!

Thanks to Billie Roane, Executive Director of the Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce for the above information.

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