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March 4, 2014

Salina Chamber of Commerce receives funding to improve community

PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times

Salina Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $300 grant by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) to support their “Salina GAC Day” effort this Spring as part of KOB's Great American Cleanup™.

The Great American Cleanup™ is the nation’s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. An estimated 60,000 Oklahomans join KOB for this year’s cleanup efforts. This national program of Keep America Beautiful is sponsored in Oklahoma by Devon Energy and coordinated by KOB.

Grant funds, provided by OGE Energy Corp, will be used to purchase supplies for the beautification portion of their project - planters, trash cans and paint supplies. The grant will also help the group purchase plants and tools.

“Our main goal for the project, aside from the cleanup efforts, is to involve the community and raise awareness for the need for each individual to take ownership and responsibility for making our town a place people want to be. The youth are the future of the town and this is an ideal way to show them how they can help,” said Board Member Tammie Halbach.

KOB offered communities and organizations, who register for the Great American Cleanup™, $200 or $300 cash grants to help kick-start their activities. Grant recipients are encouraged to leverage this grant into more local sponsorships, publicity and volunteers.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state’s natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment.

Devon (NYSE: DVN), based in Oklahoma City, is a leading independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 index. The company is committed to supporting communities where it operates by investing in youth and education, the arts, civic initiatives, the environment and emergency response agencies. Devon is the only independent oil and gas producer included in the Civic 50 list.

 which recognizes America’s most community-minded companies. For additional information, visit www.devonenergy.com.

For more information about KOB or the Great American Cleanup™ in Oklahoma, visit www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com

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