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Alva sign receives a major facelift


August 18, 2019

Marione Martin

This sign on Alva's downtown square sports graphic images of the locale and designates Alva as the Mural Capitol of Oklahoma. The Alva Mural Society is responsible for the much-needed update of the sign.

The Alva sign on the west side of the downtown square is getting second looks these days. The sign has received a major facelift through the work of the Alva Mural Society.

Shaped like the state of Oklahoma, the sign used to feature moveable lettering to promote upcoming events in Alva. Since it is made of wood, it has required frequent painting.

A few years ago the sign was updated to incorporate an electronic signboard that could be changed remotely to list events. Over the years, the responsibility for the sign has changed from one organization to another.

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