Marking The Centennial With A Clock

Friday, November 9th 2007, 5:12 pm
By: News On 6

A Green County community marks the Oklahoma Centennial. In Sand Springs on Friday, they celebrated the dedication of the Centennial Clock on the east side of Page Triangle, at 4 E. Broadway Street. The Charles Page High School band performed, and state and local leaders talked about the state's great history and promising future.

"Many years from now people will look back at that clock and say, gee that first 100 years really went fast. As we move forward in the future the clock marks time as we go forward. So, we're just really excited about it,” said Sand Springs Mayor Bob Walker.

The clock costs about $50,000. In September, the City of Sand Springs received a grant from the Centennial Commemoration Commission that paid for about half of the cost. To cover the remaining $25,000 students have been collecting change and private donors have also pitched in to help.

The city is still trying to raise the remaining $10,000. If you are interested in donating contact the City of Sand Springs at 918-246-2600. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on a bronze plaque.

Watch the video: Centennial Clock Unwrapped