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Published: March 2, 2014


Impact Oklahoma is recruiting

Impact Oklahoma has scheduled its membership recruitment event for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 in Edmond.

At the end of its 2014 grant cycle, Impact Oklahoma will have awarded more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in central Oklahoma since its inception in 2005.

Grant committees are making site visits and selecting finalists to be considered and voted on at the annual membership meeting. This meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

People interested in attending the membership recruitment event may RSVP and get location information by contacting membership chair Jackie Davis at or 650-1100, or by emailing Jennifer Beale at For more information, go to

Festival of the Arts goes green

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is taking a significant step toward making the 2014 Festival of the Arts a sustainable, eco-conscious event. Efforts include a program that encourages food vendors to donate their unused food to local homeless shelters, a recycling program and the use of biodegradable and locally made products.

The council also is taking its efforts to be environmentally sustainable one step further by introducing a new policy: All of the food and utensils supplied during the festival will be compostable. The only materials used for consumption that won't be compostable will be the recyclable water bottles. Signs will be used to educate Festival of the Arts attendees on what composting is. To ease the process for attendees, 250 compost receptacles will be scattered throughout the grounds.

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