Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 14, 2009
VCO Community Center Overcame Obstacles

VCO's Annual Hambuger Cookout
& Monthly Meeting
Held In New Community Center
With Electricty & Air Conditioning
For The First Time

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To a casual observer a meeting by an organization in a building "dedicated" almost 9 months ago would not be a big deal. But to the many people and organizations involved in the multi-year process to finally make this meeting possible it is big news and a great relief.
"Too Many To Thank" ... but these three individuals : John Smaligo (Tulsa County), Stan Sallee (City of Collinsville) and Buel Anglen (Cherokee Nation) represent three organizations key to the Victory Cherokee Organization's efforts to reach the milestones of ownership, annexation, utility easements, and funding possible. The VCO members have and will continue to contribute volunteer labor and leadership to the effort. The VCO is holding a "Poker Run" July 25th to raise funds for Victory Cemetery maintenance.
Tulsa County efforts continue with work on widning the entry roadway (to the Victory Cemetery & VCO Community Center from 12th Street) expected this week. The City of Collinsville electrical department completed electrical service to the center (yesterday) ... made possible by the Cherokee Nation's purchase of adjacent land which had previously been landlocked from utility easements.