The average home spends about $1,900 a year on energy costs. However, the good news is, there are three simple ways to improve and decrease these costs. #1: Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than your microwave. It uses two-thirds less energy than your stove. #2: Although this might be a surprise to some, your dishwasher actually uses less water than washing dishes by hand. So, if you have the time to wait for the dishwasher to run those dishes through the cycle, it will be well worth it. Then let dishes air-dry to save even more. #3: Ensuring there is plenty of food in your refrigerator keeps it from warming up too fast when the door is open. Keeping the fridge full saves energy because your fridge doesn't have to work as hard to stay cool.
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JULY EVENTS Meadowlake Park July 4- Fishing Derby– 6 a.m. to 12 noon Fireworks at dusk Enid Symphony Orchestra– 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
David Allen Ballpark July 8– Majors vs. SW July 9– Majors vs. Woodward July 11– Majors vs. OKC Sandlot July 12– Majors vs. Tulsa, Tulsa vs. CC Boomers, Majors vs. CC Boomers
Protect Your Pets
July 13– Majors vs. OKC Drillers
Since dogs can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paws, dealing with the heat is tough for them. They can suffer heatstroke or brain damage in as little as 15 minutes. Temperatures in vehicles in a parked car can reach 100 to 120 degrees in minutes. On a 90 degree day, the inside temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in about 10 minutes. Never, ever leave your pet inside the car. If Max can’t come with you when you get out of the car, leave him at home.
July 14– Majors vs. MWC Outlaws July 17-21– Connie Mack State
“Making small home repairs can
have a large impact on water consumption. That running toilet, leaky shower, and dripping outdoor faucet can use much more water than they appear. Maintaining the little things and being smart about when and how much to water outdoor plants will really help keep your utilities in check.”
Scott Morris, Utilities Manager for the City of Enid.
July 19-21– Hairspray July 25-27– Hairspray Call 580-234-2307 or visit www.gaslighttheatre.org to reserve your tickets.
Farmers Market Enid Farmers Market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. May-October at the S.E. Corner of Grand and O.K. Garriott. This is a place for the community to come together and enjoy Oklahoma-grown produce!
It's best to run larger appliances like washing machines or dryers before 4 p.m. and after 7 p.m. That way you'll reduce the peak electricity demand on hot afternoons.
VISIT THE CITY OF ENID’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT WWW.ENID.ORG
Department Appreciation Corner Enid Public Transportation
PARKS & RECREATION Champlin Swimming Pool
Enid Transit, displayed in the picture above, is in the process of going through reorganization efforts with the sole purpose of improving the quality of service provided to Enid customers. The exact composition of the new transit system is still being determined, but it will be a leaner, more efficient system than past EPTA operations. It is their goal to provide safe, reliable, affordable, transportation to the citizens of Enid. They are a valuable part of the team and we say â€œthank youâ€? for providing mobility and access to employment, community resources, medical care, and recreational opportunities within our community.
Located at 400 W. Cherokee Avenue, the Champlin Pool is the only public pool located in the City of Enid. Hours of operation are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. For more information call 580-2377530. Splash Pads As a perfect family activity this summer, visit the splash pads located at Hoover Park and Champion Park. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and accessible seven days a week. This is FREE, and the kids will love it! Dog Park
Crosslin Park is the official dog park for the City of Enid and a great place to take your fury friend. All dogs are welcome. Swing by 1520 W. Oxford Avenue to check it out. Enid Trails
March The Enid Chamber Go Local Mobile App is FREE to download. iPhone and Android versions available now! This app allows residents and visitors to search nearby or specific businesses in Enid, print store coupons, receive store alerts, and much more!
The Enid trails connect schools, neighborhoods, and parks, which promotes a healthy, active city. Whether on foot or on wheels, exploring the Enid trails is a community activity all ages can enjoy.
Just a reminder there will be no residential trash pick up on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
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