The Historical Sculpture Gardens on N. E. 23rd in Choctaw are a definite asset to the appearance of the city. Many comments and accolades are received concerning the beauty and uniqueness of the Gardens. The landscaping that the CPF has provided makes the city appear much more inviting for potential businesses, as well as people driving through Choctaw on 23rd Street.
Jeannie and Herb Abts founded the CPF 7 years ago, but have worked tirelessly for over 20 years on the beautification of Choctaw. They took a raw stretch of land bordering 23rd Street and formed 12 plots, including trees, shrubs, and seasonal plants. Then the Historical Sculpture Gardens were added; 19 larger-than-life shadow figures portraying the Land Run with horseback riders, wagons, farmers, and ranchers. This area has been a source of pride and enjoyment for the community, a welcome addition to our town . However, over the past few years, the Abts have been unable to maintain these large areas of gardens alone and some other source is needed to help with their constant maintenance. We are approaching the City government with the hope of an assist from their maintenance crew, helping with mowing, general clean up and watering. We do two fundraiser during the year; hot chocolate and S'more kits at the Halloween-in-the-Park festivities, and our annual Land Run Bike Ride (10 - 50 miles) in April, to coincide with the city's 3-day Land Run festivities for the schools. I have chosen to volunteer with the Abts because I have seen the efforts they have made to enrich the community, giving time and money and the sweat of their brow. I hope the small amount I do furthers the cause to beautify our community and "keep Choctaw green!"
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