As a showcase for Oakwood’s outstanding schools and students, these events feature a time capsule, essay contest, visual arts, performances and
sporting events, as well as special Oakwood author talks and storytelling at Wright Library. All Oakwood alumni are encouraged to participate.
The natural beauty of our city will be featured in events that focus on the natural areas of our beautiful city. Physical fitness and outdoor recreation will be emphasized in activities for the whole family.
Contiguous to the City’s Houk Stream natural park area, this special 3.1 acre piece of property provides a much-needed space for enjoying the wonderful outdoors and for natural sciences education. Hundreds of volunteer hours have already gone in to initial clean up of the site. We have also just completed installation of a pedestrian bridge spanning Houk Stream, connecting the existing natural area to this new acreage. The bridge is a gift coordinated through the Oakwood Rotary Club and involving several major contributors. The contributors will be recognized at a formal bridge dedication ceremony to be held at 2:30 on Sunday, June 22, in connection with the Hike to Houk event.
Our architectural heritage and beauty will be an emphasis of this celebration to include several exciting events. A film depicting the history of Oakwood will premiere for all citizens to see. Also, the citizens of Oakwood will have an opportunity to tour Hawthorn Hill, free of charge.
The Wright family home, Hawthorn Hill, will be open, free of charge, for tours to all Oakwood residents on July 12, 13, 14 and 19. This is an incredible opportunity and something you will not want to miss.
- 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm SOLD OUT
- 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm SOLD OUT
- 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
Deadline to sign up is June 1, 2008. Please call 298-0600 for reservations. All tours are limited to 15 people.
No one under age 5, please. Your photo I.D. will be your ticket. Walking is encouraged, parking available at the Oakwood Municipal Building.
This event has been made possible by the generosity of the NCR Corporation.
A stirring concert by the Air Force Band of Flight will be the centerpiece of this event. We will build on our traditional Ice Cream Social community celebration with a picnic supper, entertainment and games for the enjoyment of Oakwood citizens of all ages.