, Muskogee, OK

Local News

March 18, 2014

Parks department earns two regional awards

Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department received a TOMA Award for Creative Projects for its innovative and inspiring work on Muskogee’s Community Gardens, a media release states.

The Southwestern Parks and Recreation Training Institute’s release also recognized Muskogee Parks and Recreation  in the PSA/Promotional category for its exceptional work on The Papilion in Honor Heights Park.

Awards are given annually in the categories of Creative Projects, Innovative Programs and PSA/Promotional. The awards competition is entered by attendees from the institute, which is comprised of professionals from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Colorado and Louisiana.

“Both of these projects were a vision of different community groups working with the Parks Department to accomplish, and would not have been as successful without the financial help of the City of Muskogee Foundation,” said Mark Wilkerson, Parks and Recreation director for the city of Muskogee.

The winning entry from Muskogee Parks and Recreation was created through a collaboration with Debbie Young, video productions teacher at Pershing Elementary, according to a media release from Muskogee Public Schools.

Broadcasting students at Pershing participated in the project, which has been shown on Suddenlink Cable Channel 15, the school district’s broadcast station.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.