To honor Oakley’s 10th birthday, the city is selling special anniversary pins for $2. Proceeds will go the Oakley Youth Advisory Committee.
Recreation Supervisor Lindsey Bruno helped design the pin, which incorporates the city’s token oak leaf and a banner inscribed with “decennial anniversary” bracketed by the years 1999 and 2009. The green leaf is encircled with a shiny silver “O” for Oakley.
Bruno said the pin design, which was voted on by a special committee comprised of Mayor Carol Rios, Vice Mayor Pat Anderson and members of the Recreation Department, would be used again to mark other milestones in Oakley history.
“It’s a great way to show your Oakley pride,” Bruno said. “It’s a fun way to celebrate this special time for the city, and it’s a good size pin, too, so you can put it anywhere and everyone will be able to spot it.”
The pins are available for purchase at City Hall and during upcoming decennial events such as next month’s Almond Festival and the tree lighting ceremony in December. The limited-edition pins will be available through the culmination of the decennial celebrations in May of 2010.
Proceeds from sale of the pins go toward the Oakley Youth Advisory Committee’s efforts to plan youth-oriented activities in the city.
The committee, which formed in 2006, consists of 11 Oakley residents between the ages of 12 to 18, whose primary goal is to advise city leaders and staff on cultural awareness and related topics that affect local youth. The committee also participates in community service projects such as the Marsh Creek Clean Up, scheduled for Sept. 19. Money raised through pin sales will help the committee host events such as the summertime Movies in the Plaza.
For more information about the decennial pins or the Oakley Youth Advisory Committee, call City Hall at 925-625-7000.