Landmark to hold fundraiser for restoration project
Editor’s Note: The Okmulgee Colored Hospital opened Feb. 22, 1924, to serve portions of the Okmulgee black community.
– The owner and board of the Landmark For All Generations, Inc. (formerly known as the Okmulgee Colored Hospital) are excited about the great things that have been happening and are planned during the 100th anni- versary of the historic structure. During 2024, there will be several community events – for all ages – along with fundraisers to help with the project.
The first one is a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner – with a Valentine theme – which will be held Monday, Feb. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the Okmulgee Elks Lodge, 701 S. Mission. Tickets are now available for just $8, which will include the meal of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, drink and dessert. There will a silent auction, music, a photo booth for those who wish to get a photo with their loved ones.
Everyone is urged to get their tickets in advance for $8, but will be available at the door for $10.
The hope is that those attending will enjoy a dine-in experience, as tables will be decorated in the Valentine Day theme. Bring your loved one and dine in, enjoy the meal and company. You could even bring the entire family as there will be plenty of tables, from a small party, to even a large group.
Landmark t-shirts will also be on hand for those who wish to purchase one. Need a sweet treat for that special someone to take with you? Special boxes will be available with homemade goodies – possibly cookies or cake pops made a local baker – in a Valentine box will be on sale for just $5 to aid with the fundraiser.
Get your tickets now to this event, which will ensure that there will be plenty for everyone, in addition to those who wish to get meals for carryout.
See one of the board members, who will probably be stopping by various businesses to offer tickets. You can also stop by the Okmulgee Times office at 320 W. 6th Street, and pick up your tickets. Cash, credit or debit cards and Cash App will be accepted ($LemanLewisSr).
Be sure to stay tuned as the Okmulgee Times will have information coming about the history of the hospital, the community effort to get it open in 1924, why it closed, what happened in the following years, and how it came to be a dream that soon will be a destination gathering place for the community, a display of the past, and preparing the generations of tomorrow.
Landmarkforallgenerations. com and on Facebook.