By CHRIS EDENS
Neighborhood pride is growing in Oologah’s Harbour Creek addition.
Resident Perry Chmielewski recently formed a homeowners association in the neighborhood. There are no dues and the association is all volunteers.
“We’re proud to be in Oologah and proud to be a part of a great neighborhood. We just want to fix things up and make it look as nice as we can,” Chmielewski said.
Volunteers in the homeowners association have not only been working on their own yards, they’ve been working on common areas in the neighborhood.
Chmielewski repaired and repainted the sign at the entrance to the addition. Creekside Nursery donated rose bushes for the entrance and Lakeside State Bank gave a donation for solar lighting.
Some new awards were given out at the ice cream social. Bud and Connie Kallam were the first winners of the yard of the month award.
The biggest award was given to one of the youngest volunteers. John Coughlin, 13, earned the Gold Star Volunteer award. Chmielewski said the honor is for someone who goes “overboard” helping out in the neighborhood.
Chmielewski is planning a homeowner’s association steering committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at the community building.
Two weeks ago the neighborhood held an ice cream social.