Oakland’s July 3rd Party in the Park


Food, Fun and Fireworks at…Oakland’s Party in the Park!! Friday July 3rd, starting at 5 pm, join us for Food, Kid’s activities and Bouncy House, Adult’s Beer Garden, Ball Tournament, and more.
Firework display will conclude the festivities! Sponsored by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.

Pearson Takes the Gator Through the Parade


Stan Pearson drove the Oakland Chamber of Commerce's gator through the Swedish Festival Parade. The gator is used during the summer months to water the beautiful hanging baskets on Oakland's Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Stan Pearson drove the Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s gator through the Swedish Festival Parade. The gator is used during the summer months to water the beautiful hanging baskets on Oakland’s Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Kats’ Korner: 2014 Blessings, Start 2015


Are you enjoying 2015 so far? I am. I consider every day a blessing, making the most of every moment from the time my eyes open until they close again for a peaceful rest.

2014 brought many blessings to our family. I am blessed to run my own business. I am happy knowing it has grown each and every day. I have made many more friends along the way, making my journey even brighter. I have also enjoyed becoming more and more involved on the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. Helping to promote the community my husband and I live in is very important to me. Oakland has been my home for a good portion of my life. We are fortunate to have many friends here. Small town life is wonderful! Oakland is a thriving community, and it continuing to do so is why I choose to help in any way I can. I want future generations to live here, enjoying the area and all it has to offer as much as I do.

I am very lucky and blessed to be married to a wonderful man. He is the best. He also works hard, but when you love your job as he does, it doesn’t seem so hard. He has always been an outdoors guy, growing up on a farm. He likes working where he feels like what he does matters and helps others. This job does just that. I am very proud of him!

The most important blessings in our family are two new granddaughters, Charli and Penelope. They are adorable. Yes, I am prejudice, but I can be! Holding them and looking into their pretty eyes is seeing the future. I wonder what they will grow up to be. I love being a grandma. I am glad they are so close so we can see them often. Every moment with them is priceless. When I leave them, I am already looking forward to seeing them again. I take many pictures so I have the memories on our wall, computer, phones, anywhere I can put a picture!

Life can be very hard. Not all of 2014 was wonderful. A good friend of mine fell ill and nearly lost her life. To see her smile now, working hard to be completely recovered, is a joy to me, and especially, to her family. We rang in the New Year together, as we always do, eating a meal together at our house, laughing and carrying on. I couldn’t imagine beginning the year any other way!

Now off to 2015! I have goals, not resolutions. I believe in goals, but a resolution to me is trivial. I am expanding my horizons, taking on a couple more challenges. I need more hours in the day! I work every day, morning to evening, sometimes late into the evening, striving to attain my goals. I get one chance at life and I intend to do my best! That is why I chose to be self-employed! I needed more of a challenge! It has definitely defined me!

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2015!

 

 

July 3rd Party in the Park in Oakland


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“The Oakland Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone for food, fireworks and fun!” stated David Deemer, co-president of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce about the July 3rd Party in the Park being held in Oakland this Thursday.

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Along with the food and fireworks, there will be many fun activities for people of all ages. “From 6:00-8:00 p.m. there will be disc golf, as long as the park is in decent shape,” Deemer said. “At 8:00 p.m. there will be water fights and at 8:30 p.m. there will be games for all ages. A DJ will be set up by the beer garden also.”

A bounce house will once again be one of the main attractions for those of a younger age to enjoy jumping around on.

Everyone is invited to attend the July 3rd Party in the Park!

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