What happened to money from brick campaign?


Wednesday, August 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Tulsa-AP) -- The director of the current project to build a dome on the Capitol wants an accounting of funds donated five years ago for a similar project. Blake Wade is executive director of the Oklahoma Centennial Commission. Wade says more than six months ago he asked for an accounting of contributions collected by a group called the Capitol Domers. The Domers raised money by selling memorial granite blocks to be installed in the Capitol's Flag Plaza. The price for each brick-sized block was $250. Only 60 of the individual memorial granite blocks have been installed in the plaza south of the Capitol.

Carol Gwin of Oklahoma City started the Capitol Domers 13 years ago. Gwin says the money raised by the group will be turned over to the Centennial Commission and used to complete the installation of the blocks. The Centennial Commission announced last week that its campaign to raise funds for a dome had pledges totaling more than $20 million. The commission's fund-raising campaign was unrelated to that of the Capitol Domers. The Domers contributions isn't included in the $20 million dollar total.