Cool weather is here! Time to gather your family, group or co-workers, choose a mile and clean up liter in Broken Arrow. Your Adopt-A-Mile sign shows everyone that you care about our city! Star Civitans Sharon Conley, Ed Carlton, Dale and Linda...
We owe so much to the many groups that created The Rose District: The City of Broken Arrow and `City Council, The Downtown Advisory Board, Economic Development Corp, the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow School District and the Broken Arrow business community.
Bring Back the Roses and Downtown Advisory Board
Both groups working at same time.
Early 2011, with TIF funding available, Downtown Advisory Board moves forward with revitalization planning. Bring Back the Roses Project begins
2012 Bring Back the Roses joins Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful and adds voice to naming of The Rose District. City Council choose the name Rose District
2013 Work begins on Rose District, BBTR plants 13 roses at Centennial Park, first roses in Rose District
2014 May 2014, Bring Back the Roses holds first Rose Festival and Rose Gala
Nov, 2014 First Roses in Streetscape planted
2015 Jill Norman and Beverly Forester, Chair BBTR, meet with Jim Nelson leading to the donation of $10,000 honoring his parents Jim and Peggy Nelson. This provided funds for the
September Featured Rose: Bordeaux Bordeaux is an Heirloom Rose, a hardy scrub floribunda loved for its light fragrance and amazing 3 1/2 - 4” red wine blossoms. The picture is from the garden of Sammy Stevens, Rose Committee secretary and member of Tulsa Rose...
A Broken Arrow Rose Story: A tale of two groups of visionaries…Bring Back the Roses and the Downtown Advisory Board Broken Arrow, like many small towns, over time suffered a decline of it’s downtown area, becoming just another “bedroom community” in a metropolitan...
What unusually cool weather we’re having this month! We normally are discussing how to take care of roses during drought conditions. But, instead, we started with a lot of rain and cooler temperatures. Though the break in heat may not last, it’s still important to...