SODA celebrates 50 years

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- It's been fifty years since the Southern Oklahoma Development Authority was created. On Thursday, it was a time to pause and celebrate the milestone.

Dozens turned out at the Ardmore Convention Center on Thursday for the occasion. SODA is known mainly for its social service offerings.

"We’ve really had a wonderful time doing it. SODA has had several employees during that time. We serve 10 counties and over 220,000 people." executive director Wes Bowman said.

The last two years SODA has provided housing for low income families. Officials they plan to build sixty new houses next year.

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