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Oklahoma nonprofit news in brief for August 24
Oklahoman Published: August 24, 2014

Nonprofits in brief

Community workshops set

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful affiliates Pride in McAlester and OKC Beautiful will be hosting fall Community Improvement Workshops to share tips on community improvement.

Attendees will hear leaders discuss volunteer management, grant writing, “green” education in schools, the Department of Environmental Quality “Brownfields” program and an overview of Keep America Beautiful’s projects and programs.

Pride in McAlester Executive Director Regina Peoples will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1301 W Main in McAlester. OKC Beautiful Executive Director Lisa Synar will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at OGE Energy Technology Center, 220 E Wilshire Blvd.

Registration is free before Sept. 8 at After Sept. 8, there will be a $10 fee. Lunch will be included for all registrants.

Foundation announces honorees

The Oklahoma Health Center Foundation announced five Oklahomans as its 2014 Treasures for Tomorrow honorees. This year’s honorees are Dr. Bob and Debbie Blackburn, Dr. John and Sharon Bozalis, and Russell Perry. They will be honored at the 15th annual Treasures for Tomorrow celebration Sept. 25 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and musical entertainment followed by dinner and the awards presentation. Tickets are $275 per person, and sponsorships are also available. For more information, call 271-2200 or go to

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