Luther awarded Great American Cleanup grants

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Back row, Brian Proc, Andy McDaniel, Ashlee Webster, Kasey Wood, Jeanette Nance (KOB), P & K rep Scott Eisenhaur, Amelia Schoenhals (KOB) Front row, Summer Shelton, Jenni White

The Luther Parks Commission recently won two grants to help spruce up the Town of Luther. Both awards are through the Great American Cleanup – Oklahoma and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

From a news release from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful: Participation and in GACOK is open to any individual and organization in Oklahoma. GACOK participants have the opportunity to apply for P&K Equipment grants as well as Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) cash grants.

“As Oklahoma’s largest John Deere dealer, P&K Equipment has eleven locations throughout the state, as well as two locations in Northwest Arkansas,” Scott Eisenhauer, General Manager, P&K, said. “The communities and the people we serve are at the very core of why we do what we do. We’re proud to partner with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful to help local organizations throughout the state make their communities cleaner, better, stronger. The John Deere, Honda, and STIHL tools and equipment that we provide as part of this grant are just tokens of our thanks for the work these organizations put forth every day.”

The P&K grants recipients announced were Luther Parks Commission receiving a Honda Self Propelled Lawn Mower, Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market and Pride in McAlester each receiving a STIHL Curved Shaft Line Trimmer, and Town of Fargo and Friends of Dow Lake each receiving a STIHL Straight Shaft Trimmer.

Additional winners were Twin Cities Revitalization Project and The City of Healdton each receiving a STIHL Hand Held Blower, The City of Comanche and Okeene Historic Society each receiving a STIHL Backpack Blower, and City of Stroud and Henryetta FFA each receiving a P&K Maintenance Bucket.

The new self-propelled mower is expected to lighten the workload for the Luther Maintenance Department during the growing season.

In addition, the Parks Commission received a $200 start-up grant from OG&E, also part of the GACOK program. Parks Commission Chair Kasey Wood said those funds might be used to purchase an iron trash receptacle for Main Street.

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