Washburn family donates $500,000 for new pool


December 5, 2021

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Gathered in front of the historic WPA-built bathhouse in Alva, city leaders and committee members accept a donation from the Washburn family for the planned aquatic center. Front row, from left, are: Adam Honeyman, Mayor Kelly Parker, Drue Washburn, Kirk Washburn, City Manager Angelica Brady, Kim Baugh and Dr. Kay Decker. Back row: Blake Jordan, Alyson McDermott Penco and Paul Barton.

The Hatfield Aquatic Center project received a gigantic boost Friday, Dec. 3, when the Washburn family presented a half million dollar donation to the fund. Kirk and Drue Washburn, who recently moved to Edmond, returned to Alva to present the $500,000. Kirk and Drue Washburn, Sarah and Liam Washburn, and Kami Washburn Hanan provided the donation in memory of Cory Washburn.

Kirk and Drue met with city staff (Mayor Kelly Parker and City Manager Angelica Brady) and members of the Pool Advisory Committee (Blake Jordan, Paul Barton, Kim Baugh, Alyson McDermott Penco, and Kay Decker) to give this...

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Reader Comments(1)

RobinWallis writes:

Thank you, Washburn family! Even though I no longer live in Alva, I will always think of it as home. I spent so much time at the pool while growing up. I am so happy future generations will enjoy it also. What a beautiful tribute to Cory!


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