Community Success Stories
Preserving the agricultural history and improving the appearance of the community are goals of the Oakley PRIDE program. Oakley receives state and national recognition by hosting the state and national corn husking contest. To make their community more attractive for this event and throughout the year, Oakley PRIDE decorated the downtown and started a straw bale and scarecrow decorating contest among the merchants. Merchants proudly hung their scarecrows on the light poles and left them up throughout the fall. “The contest pulled merchants together” stated Keith Corbett, Oakley PRIDE president.