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AARP Community Challenge Announces 129 Grantees, Including Oklahoma’s City of Vinita

Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in Oklahoma. The City of Vinita has been awarded $25,000 to fund an innovative downtown-area revitalization project, which greatly improves the safety and walkability of their historic Route 66 Main Street area. The City of Vinita grant is among a total of $1.3 million that will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its sec

Free Presentation About The New Oklahoma STABLE Program

HOME of HOPE is hosting a free, public presentation and Q & A about the new Oklahoma STABLE program launched May 2018 to allow Oklahomans with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without jeopardizing need-based benefit programs such as Medicaid and SSI. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm Home of Hope Community Room 960 West Hope Road, Vinita, OK Parking is available behind the building. Please RSVP to Misty Bingham at (918) 256-7825 ext. 168 or to assure enough materials are prepared. The presentation will cover the basics of the program and how to enroll and manage an account. Under the Oklahoma STABLE program, people with disabilities ma

Parade Kicks Off Rodeo Week

The 82nd annual Original Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade will kick off rodeo week in Vinita on August 22, 2018. “American Spirit the Will Rogers Way” is this year’s theme. The parade will take place in Downtown Vinita starting at 11:00am. Hundreds of spectators will line the streets as over 100 parade entries march down Historic Route 66. Since 1935, the parade has been a favorite annual event, entertaining thousands of children and adults as it winds through the historic streets of downtown Vinita. With “American Spirit the Will Rogers Way” themed entries, including brightly decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian units, and a cast of wild west characters, Vinita's biggest parade is

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Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce

Misty Hayes, Executive Director

128 South Wilson Street

Vinita, OK 74301

Phone:  (918) 256-7133

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Vinita Industrial

Development Authority

Misty Bingham, Economic & Community Development Coordinator

104 E. Illinois Ave.

Vinita, OK 74301
Phone:  918-418-3631

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City of Vinita

Brian Prince, City Clerk

104 E. Illinois Ave.

Vinita, OK 74301

Phone:  (918) 256-6468

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