Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

Oklahoma City-area community news in brief
Oklahoman Modified: July 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm •  Published: July 16, 2014
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COMMUNITY

Family center gets $25k gift

The Herbalife Family Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving children’s lives, has donated $25,000 to the Center for Children and Families.

The funds will go toward renovating and enhancing the kitchen and dining area adjacent to the center’s new quarters, a former church that is being renovated and should be ready by fall.

The gift also will allow the Center for Children and Families to expand its partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, officials said.

Back to school event set

Back 2 School Bonanza is set for noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Boys and Girls Club, 3535 N Western.

Presented by the nonprofit bound4glory & beyond, the event includes free hairstyling and uniforms and other giveaways for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Lunch will be provided.

New Walmart ready to open

A new Walmart will open Wednesday following a 7:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is at 14185 Mack Harrington Drive and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will employ about 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Mark Deisering began his Walmart career in 1993 as a cashier in Moore. The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $4,000 in grants from Walmart to Choctaw High School, the Choctaw Police Department, the city of Harrah and the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center.

FROM STAFF REPORTS