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The Kindess of Coweta

Chelsea Copeland / Red Dirt Report
A scene in Coweta, Oklahoma - Chelsea Copeland's hometown.
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COWETA, Okla. -- I was born and raised in Coweta. During my teen years, I didn’t think much of Coweta and I wanted more than just pastures and old buildings. I moved off for a few years and experienced other places.

Recently, I moved back to Coweta and with my adult eyes, I am seeing Coweta in a new light. We may have our problems, but we sure have a lot that’s right.

Recently, my special needs nephew ran out of his anti-seizure medication. Our local pharmacy stayed open an hour late and delivered the medication across town to him and his mom. “They were super sweet and nice,” she says, “I just love their service.”

Shayla Allen had bought shoes for her son. They were stolen from her porch before she could bring them in. She posted about her grievance on the Coweta Chit Chat Facebook Group and a fellow Cowetan bought her son new shoes. Later, the person who took the shoes came forward and returned them. Shayla is donating one of the pairs.

Coweta has a community food pantry in front of a popular café downtown. Citizens come by and add extra groceries or take what they need for free. A post about the nearly empty pantry on the Chit Chat page was made calling for donations. By the end of the day, the pantry was full.

“This act demonstrates that this community has giving hearts and made me feel appreciation to be one small part of this compassionate city.” Shannon Massett-Adcock says.

Maybe I’ll move off again. Maybe it’ll be close and maybe it’ll be far, but Coweta will always be my home.

Young ones, if you’re reading this, take a lesson from my book and don’t let silly teenaged angst tint your view of something truly wonderful.

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Chelsea Copeland

Chelsea Copeland is a native Oklahoman, born in Tulsa and raised in Coweta. She graduated from...

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