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BancCentral donates $25,000 to Cherokee Strip Museum Board


April 26, 2017

Members of the Cherokee Strip Museum Board accept a gift check from BancCentral in Alva. Back row, from left: Carl Weigand, Verlin McMurphy, Tom Shirley, Rose Blunk, Harold Cushenbery, Roger Miller, Dwight Pfeiffer – BancCentral CBO. Front row: Warren Little, Freddie Brown, Janie Gould, Don Lynch – Cherokee Strip Museum board president, Kyle Hughbanks – BancCentral CEO and president, Kelsey Martin – BancCentral marketing director, Elaine Graybill, Beth Smith.

BancCentral has donate $25,000 to the Cherokee Strip Museum Board for the restoration and relocation of the historic Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church.

Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church was built in 1930 and held its first service on Feb. 22, 1931. Its original name was Mt. Olive Wesleyan Church located eight miles northwest of Alva. The church's final resting place will sit at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva.

The museum plans to restore the church to its original condition and provide a background of nostalgic memories of simpler times for weddings, ceremonies and events. In addition, the museum wi...

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