Boley, OK: Keeping Boley Clean
In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes in
In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes in the inaugural Reader’s Digest We Hear You America campaign. The top 20 vote-getting towns received grants that allowed them to kick off (or complete) projects to make their communities even better places to live. This is one of those towns.
According to Joan Matthews, the mayor of Boley, the We Hear You America campaign helped shine a spotlight on this small town, and “boosted morale of citizens and showed what you can do if you work together.”
As a result of receiving $10,000 in seed money from Reader’s Digest, Boley was able to start a new civic-pride organization called “Keep Boley Clean,” allocate some money to the volunteer community fire department, and contribute to the Chamber of Commerce and its effort to replace the town’s fire hydrants.