Tag: V.J. Wilkins Foundation

Downs, Flickinger, Cowley alumni help to paint new downtown mural

A brand-new mural depicting elements of Arkansas City’s history now decorates a downtown wall thanks to the collaboration of local artists and the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. Thanks to a grant from the V.J. Wilkins and Legacy foundations, as well as the Warrender Trust, Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

V.J. Wilkins Foundation announces $500K Challenge Grant for Wilson Park

The V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation has generously announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant toward the advancement of the Wilson Park Master Plan. The grant is contingent on matching funds, but could result in up to $1 million being invested to kick off the plan if the full $500,000 can be matched. […]

ACHS band receives leadership lessons in advance of new season

The Arkansas City High School band’s student leadership team spent Aug. 2 preparing for the new school year at ACHS with leadership trainer Duane Huff. The group participated in a number of activities geared toward learning and polishing leadership skills. Sessions covered topics such as reading and interacting with various […]