Oologah Lake Leader
Holiday Home Tour
Leader Staff Effort
The Holiday Home Tour combines open houses at decorated homes as well as a holiday gift house that allows local merchants to display their wares at a central location.
With the bleak economic climate, the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce and real estate agents suggested ending the tradition. However, the Lake Leader staff insisted on moving forward and got busy promoting the event and its community benefits.
In the end, one more house was offered for the tour than could be accommodated and the gift house was packed, which made the event a success.
by Staff Writer Keith Purtell
Phoenix staff writer Keith Purtell wrote of how the rapid rise in popularity of off-road vehicles has begun to place a strain on the Gruber Off-Road Vehicle Park east of Muskogee. The park was created by a land grant from the Federal Government's Department of the Interior in March 1990.
Posted on Mon, January 26, 2009