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Sunday, 26 March 2017 18:29

Mayor Baldridge Proclaims April 17 – 23, 2017 as Keep Okmulgee Beautiful Week

By Betty Anderson

Mayor Baldridge announced the Council wanted to do a proclamation about Keep Okmulgee Beautiful Week saying, “There is so much going on in Okmulgee now and it is exciting and now that Spring is on us and the weather is great; we all want to keep in mind that not only do we try to recycle but we’ve also have improved our landfill. The city and the city crews and the citizens of Okmulgee are working very hard to keep Okmulgee beautiful. Today I want to give this proclamation to signify that.”2017 03 21 KeepAmericaBeautiful

The Proclamation read, “Keep America Beautiful Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals improve their community environments, has established the Great American Clean-up as its signature national effort for involving American citizens in environmental stewardship, and whereas Keep American Beautiful Great American Clean-up is celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2017, featuring over 3.8 million volunteers participating in over 30,000 events in over 16,000 communities in all 50 states and whereas, the City of Okmulgee is proud of its national resources and its neighborhoods and seeks to improve, to protect and improve our community through the actions of citizens, schools, government and businesses working together, a significant number of those who gave up cigarettes for the day, were able to give the up the habit entirely and whereas the council has recognized the important commitment to improve American communities through litter prevention, beautification and solid waste management initiatives and we are committed to help spread the word about the importance of volunteerism and motivate everyone in our communities to become stewards of the environment. And now therefore, I Steven R. Baldridge, Mayor of Okmulgee Oklahoma, declare the week of April 17 – 23, 2017 as Keep Okmulgee Beautiful Week.”

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