Area Cities Benefit From Centennial

9-27-06 - The city of Ardmore could be known as a hot spot for tourists when Oklahoma celebrates its centennial, thanks to statewide grants. In October, crews will break ground on a $300,000 sculpture garden that will be built between the Goddard Center and Art Studio to celebrate Oklahoma’s history through art.

The city applied for a competitive Oklahoma Centennial Grant and was awarded $100,000 to build the garden. Private donors and the chamber foundation made the rest possible.

Every county seat in our viewing area received money to build landmarks. Towns like Madill and Tishomingo received funding for centennial clocks, and Durant was awarded $100,000 for the Fort Washita project.