Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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October 15, 2012

A special award for PV groups — Winning an award is one thing but it’s even better to have something so good a brand new award is created just for you.

That’s the situation for two Pauls Valley groups who joined forces this past spring to put on an event now drawing praises from the state level.

The efforts of Main Street Pauls Valley and the Pauls Valley Arts Council have resulted in a new award being created.

It was this past spring when the two partnered together for a series of beautification projects as part of PV’s Trash Off event, including a Trash in Fashion Show, trash parade and a few others.

That entry in one of the categories for Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Environmental Excellence competition caught the attention of a sponsor who thought it worthy of recognition on its own.

Samantha Robb, director of the local Main Street program, said the entry, and specifically the fashion show idea, was selected by OG&E as something so unique it deserved its own award.

“Our entry was up for an environmental excellence award from the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful organization,” Robb said.

“They liked it so much they pulled it out and made a new award,” Robb said. “They’d never seen this before and thought it was thinking outside the box and one of the best innovations in a while,” she said.

“They created a whole new category because of our entry.”

PV’s entry had been nominated in the category of Nonprofit Organizations with a service area that has a population of less than 15,000.

When the local entry was selected for special recognition it was given the brand new OG&E Great American Clean Up Innovation Award.

“It’s nice to get some good news for a change,” Robb said.

“It’s been a pretty rough summer, so it’s nice to get some recognition for Pauls Valley,” she said. “It’s nice to feel appreciated.

“I’m very excited and proud of the Arts Council. I feel blessed that we could work together with this.”

With the new honor both Main Street PV and the local arts council will again team up to accept the award at a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful banquet on Nov. 1.

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