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  • Cathy O'Connor

new festival shows momentum

As the days get warmer, festivals and neighborhood events begin to spring up throughout Oklahoma City. These events foster a sense of community, which is one of the goals of an upcoming event in northeast Oklahoma City. The “oNE OKC: A Northeast Renaissance” event will be held this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moses F. Miller Stadium at Douglass High School.

The free event welcomes local visitors from around Oklahoma City to the area and features a community mural, visual and performing arts, local food trucks, and activities for the whole family, including wellness and education. For its inaugural year, organizers hope the event will illustrate the fun, culturally rich, economically vibrant, and socially inclusive atmosphere that summarizes the future of northeast Oklahoma City. By creating positive energy and awareness around the northeast renaissance, this area is making strides to engage the youth and young professionals.

The organizers oNE OKC hope to inspire additional collaborative events in the area. Events such as these highlight the positive energy and forward momentum taking place. As development continues to progress, interest increases from local and outside businesses as a potential spot for new locations. Continued community involvement shows further support for the improvements going into the area.

It takes multiple efforts to improve any area of the city, and northeast Oklahoma City has many people devoted to its future. The oNE OKC event is a collaborative effort that includes the Northeast Renaissance Steering Committee, Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class XI, the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City and the many sponsors of this event.

Read the full article here in the April 26th edition of The Journal Record.

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