Cimarron County Receives Centennial Grant
Representative Gus Blackwell applied for Centennial Grants for all of the county seats in the Oklahoma Panhandle in 2006. Boise City , as the county seat, was awarded $20,000 in funding by the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration Commission. The funding is a result of a legislative allocation for Centennial projects and is part of a Centennial Commission initiative to meaningfully include all geographic areas of the state in the Centennial celebration.
The Centennial Grant's instructions were to “undertake a project that can be accessed and enjoyed by all the residents of Cimarron County ”. A set of options for the project was also included. A committee was formed with representatives from the city, the county, the chamber, and the museum.
After considering all the options, the committee chose to purchase a Centennial Clock and bench. The clock will be two-sided and spruce green in color with gold edging, and across the top will be “ Cimarron County ”. It and the matching six foot bench will be located on the southeast corner of the square.
The Rotary Club plans to add a water fountain to the “Centennial Corner” as a community project to commemorate its 2005 Centennial milestone. Construction of the cement pad and various utilities will begin soon.
Also Cimarron County 's Santa Fe Trail Daze Celebration has received designation as a centennial event by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission.
Boise City News