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December 13, 2012

Adair Chamber works to revitalize park

PRYOR — Connors Memorial Park in Adair is getting a face lift.

Adair Chamber of Commerce has been applying for grants to revitalize the park, including fence and landscaping.

Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative has given a $4,300 grant to fence the side of the park along Highway 69.

Marti Schneider said both Adair High School and Northeast VoTech welding classes want to work on the park project.

Hamill Metals will supply the steel.

Schneider said she has two volunteers with post hole diggers on tractors and eight more willing to put up the fence.

The idea is to give the park a Dalton Brothers theme. The famous outlaw gang robbed a train at Adair, so the plan is to cut out train silhouettes to put on the fence.

Schneider suggested offering a cash prize for the student who creates the best design. Members agreed.

The city will maintain any trees planted at the park.

“I have it in writing,” Schneider said. “We just have to tell them what trees we are putting in.”

Schneider said Adair’s horticulture classes want to landscape the park.

Judy Marshall has been researching and applying for grants. Several are ready to send after Jan. 1.

Bette Schneider presented a tally sheet on Christmas In The Country. This is the town’s holiday kick-off fundraiser held each year in November.

“We should have made about $1,900,” she said, “which is a record. We’ll give a complete report after all the bills are paid.”

Gary Kirby and Keith Pratt were nominated to replace board members whose terms are ending. They were accepted unanimously by the membership.

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