The city of Hulbert received a $25,000 contribution from the Cherokee Nation to build a new splash pad in its city park. The tribe made similar donations to Pryor, Warner, Stilwell and Tahlequah. This is an effort to create environments where children have access to healthy outdoor activities.
“What we’re doing in Hulbert, we couldn’t do without Cherokee Nation,” said Shirley Teague, mayor of Hulbert. “We got another grant from the tribe about a year ago, and those two contributions made it possible for us to start on a splash pad for our park. If not for that, the little bit we bring in on sales tax would not be enough. Our community has a very limited number of things for our kids to do during the summer. I think this will give them something to do.”