It’s Neighborly in Oakmont

It’s Neighborly in Oakmont

by Susan Neuhalfen

Despite only starting the organization a few years ago, the Oakmont Women’s Group is known for its generosity in the Lake Cities. Everything about these ladies is genuine. They want to raise money for their community and while many would stand back and let others do the work, they choose to do the heavy lifting all by themselves.

Usually organizations like this one have something in common. Maybe it’s their lineage, maybe its their love of animals, but these ladies have an unusual common bond. They all live in the Oakmont Subdivision. In an era where many of of us don’t know our neighbors, these ladies come together with their neighbors to make their community a better place to live.

Every year they hold three big events: a style show auction and a formal Tea and name the Rose raffle. From these few events, they raise money for several area programs.

Every May, they host a special event and give away the money that they raise. This year the following organizations received donations from the Oakmont Women’s Group:

Boys and Girls Club
Children’s Advocacy Center
Corinth Police Department
Friends Of The Family
Lake Cities Fire Dept.
Lake Cities Food Pantry
Lake Cities Community Aid Fund
NCTC Scholarship
Our Daily Bread
SPAN/Meals on Wheels
Serve Denton/The Wheeler House

Kathie Ramsey served as president this year and their community liaison was Tina Henderson. Henderson said that they raised over $15,000 this year but that they owe much of it to their
supportive community.

“All of our events are open to the public and the people are great about supporting our events and the charitable organizations in the community.”

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