On Thursday, during a ribbon-cutting event, the Owl Shoppe, at 6 E. Main St., was celebrated as being the first in Oklahoma to receive approval from Blue Zones, a wellbeing initiative getting started in the area.

On Thursday, during a ribbon-cutting event, the Owl Shoppe, at 6 E. Main St., was celebrated as being the first in Oklahoma to receive approval from Blue Zones, a wellbeing initiative getting started in the area.

The approval comes even before the Blue Zones Project's official kickoff event, which is Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at Shawnee High School's Performing Arts and Athletic Center (PAAC). For more information, visit www.bluezonesproject.com.