OKC Beautiful to host Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon March 23 | Community

OKLAHOMA Metropolis – The OKC Beautiful Distinguished Company Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m., at the Oklahoma Metropolis Golf and State Club, in Nichols Hills. The event will identify folks and companies doing work to improve the natural beauty and environmental sustainability of Oklahoma City, organizers reported. 

This year’s honorees are the Nationwide Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their Liichokoshkomo’ Exhibit, Wintertime on Western, American Fidelity, Fenton Rood, 8th Road City Farm and SSM Well being, Maevyn Bruemmer, and Sharina Perry

This year’s OKC Beautiful Distinguished Company Awards honorees are the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their Liichokoshkomo’ Show, Winter on Western, American Fidelity, Fenton Rood, 8th Road City Farm and SSM Wellbeing, Maevyn Bruemmer, and Sharina Perry. Facebook image

“We are wanting forward to celebrating and thanking our honorees for their fantastic get the job done educating, volunteering, and beautifying Oklahoma Metropolis,” stated OKC Beautiful Govt Director, Lisa Synar. “They all share our mission of a far more sustainable and lovely neighborhood in which everybody can Flourish Alongside one another.”

Receiving the Mayor’s Award is the Nationwide Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their Liichokoshkomo’ outdoor finding out show. This show fosters a house centered on purposeful enjoy, with Liichokoshkomo’ staying a Chickasaw phrase for “Let’s Play.” Liichokoshkomo’ delivers STEAM actions, guided studying and professional-led classes to give families a various way to experience background, society and diversity.

Obtaining the President’s Distinctive Recognition Award is Winter season on Western, a community-led initiative to beautify the Western Avenue corridor through the holiday seasons with a mild screen. Soon after the getaway light show was discontinued by Chesapeake Vitality yrs in the past, the corridor was bare all through the holiday break time. A team of neighborhood volunteers came alongside one another to elevate resources to continue on the light display screen, which just experienced its second calendar year. 

American Fidelity is the receiver of the Aubrey McClendon Corporate Award. They are remaining regarded for their beautification and open house enhancements at their corporate headquarters off of Interstate-235 and Britton Highway. 

Fenton Rood is becoming recognized with the Pendleton Woods Lifetime Accomplishment Award, for his decades-extensive vocation in producing a more sustainable Oklahoma. His job in environmental plans for the State of Oklahoma commenced in the 1970s, and he worked for the Office of Environmental High-quality till 2020. His considerable local community involvement incorporated volunteer roles with the Oklahoma Recycling Affiliation, Maintain Oklahoma Stunning, The Tree Bank Foundation, Sierra Club, and extra. 

8th St. City Farm and SSM Well being are sharing recognition for the Community Spirit Award, in honor of the extensive local community backyard garden added at the corner of NW 8th Road and Lee Avenue. The collaboration among SSM Health and fitness and 8th St. City Farm has led to a effective city farm on SSM Well being St. Anthony house, with generate grown delivered to sufferers dealing with foodstuff insecurity. 

Getting the Volunteer Spirit award is a youthful but mighty volunteer, Maevyn Bruemmer. Maevyn is a 9-year-previous pupil at Nichols Hills Business Elementary, the place she spends significantly of recess cleansing up on the playground. She can take great care of our world, and spends many weekends cleansing up litter in Oklahoma Metropolis. 

The Visionary Award receiver is Sharina Perry of Utopia Plastix, for her groundbreaking operate in making a plant-based mostly plastic option. Utopia Plastix’s groundbreaking substance is being applied by makers across the county, creating products this sort of as straws, luggage, containers, and much more. Their item aims to minimize petroleum-based plastics with a plant-based different.

Cathy Keating, active volunteer in the Oklahoma City spot, is serving as the Honorary Chair of the Distinguished Provider Awards this year.

“OKC Stunning functions tirelessly just about every day of the year to beautify our metropolis,” Keating stated. “Without the support of these very specific firms, men and women and corporations, their task would be almost difficult. Remember to sign up for us to rejoice the dissimilarities these amazing people today are building in our local community. “

To study far more about these honorees of the 38th Annual Distinguished Service Awards and buy tickets, check out okcbeautiful.com/luncheon.  

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