OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, was on hand recently to see the completion of two projects in his House district that were funded by Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) grants.
The towns of Spiro and Arkoma each received $36,000 TSET Healthy Incentive Grants in 2019.
Spiro used its grant for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant playground equipment, a new park sign and pavement for bike and walking trails.
Arkoma used its grant to purchase workout equipment and disc golf in the town park.
"I was pleased to be asked to witness how these funds were spent and to celebrate with these communities," West said. "I'm hopeful residents will benefit by achieving healthier lifestyles."
TSET Healthy Incentive Grants promote wellness by offering funds to school districts, school sites and local communities that adopt health-promoting policies and strategies. Grants are designed to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.
Spiro Incentive Grant: (Left to right) Thomas Larson, TSET director of public information and outreach; Doug Harper, Spiro mayor; Jessica Rust, town clerk and treasurer; Amy Graves, TSET Healthy Living Program coordinator; Cody Wann, TSET Healthy Living assistant coordinator; Rep. Rick West.
- Rick West serves District 3 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. His district includes part of LeFlore County.