Main Street Announces
Collinsville Finalist In 3 Categories
|For Immediate Release
March 6, 2015
(Oklahoma City, Okla.) The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the finalists for 21 competitive awards. All finalists will be honored, and the winner announced, at the 26th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 5, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
These award entries showcase the creativity that abounds in each Main Street community toward increasing the revenue and promoting a positive image of each historic business district in the program, said Linda Barnett, Oklahoma Main Street Center director. Every year we say that it gets more competitive. This year is no exception. We are always excited to highlight these outstanding events, promotions, businesses and designs to the rest of the state.
Each award category falls under one of the four points in the Main Street Approach Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design. Panels of outside judges for each point review the entries and determine the winners.
The Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street Community who led other towns by earning the most quality assurance points during the 2014 calendar year. The top 10 communities (in alphabetical order) include: Durant, El Reno, Enid, Guymon, Hobart, Newkirk, Perry, Prague, Pryor and Woodward. The top community will also be announced at the banquet.
In addition, the top Main Street program managers will be recognized at the banquet. Those making the top three this year include Kelly Tompkins, Main Street Enid, Inc.; Melyn Johnson, Main Street Guymon, Inc.; and Janet Fitz, Woodward Main Street.
The award finalists are:
Main Street Hero
Event Under 1,000 Attendees
Event Over 1,000 Attendees
Best Retail Event
Best New Business
of the Year
Best Public Improvement
Design Project Under $5,000
Design Project Over $5,000
Signs of the Times
Rehabilitation Over $10,000
Best Window Display
The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from your local Main Street Program for $38 if purchased before April 7, 2015. After that date tickets will be $48.
For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, please call (405) 815-6552 or visit OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.
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|TWO DAY EVENT: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION AT TULSA FAIRGROUNDS|
Tulsas Only Free Hazardous Waste Disposal for Residents
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, The M.e.t., will host a two day pollutant collection event on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 15th and Sandusky, Gate 7 next to the former Drillers Stadium. These twice-annual collections are the only free opportunities for area residents to safely dispose of chemicals.
This is the first of two free events for 2015 to dispose of dangerous pollutants and chemicals. The event is specifically for residents of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa and Tulsa County. The event volunteers handle about five cars per minute to unload hazardous items. The M.e.t. anticipates over 3000 cars will be unloaded at this years first pollutant event.
Household items that are accepted include: cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cooking oil, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, small ammunition, smoke alarms aerosol paint, hobby paint, pool chemicals and items containing mercury, gasoline and unused or out-of-date prescription medications. Items that are NOT accepted include: Latex paint, tires, electronic waste (phones, monitors, etc.), recyclables and commercial waste.
executive director of The M.e.t. says This years event is
the earliest in the calendar year that we have held it. We did this
intentionally in order to help people get a head start on spring cleaning
and to have the event prior to Easter and other important spring commitments.
He goes on to say, Unwanted chemicals and pollutants in basements
and garages should be the first things to go in the spring cleaning
process. If you arent going to use it; why are you storing it?
-- From The Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner 3/6/2015