Bank donates building for historical museum

Citizens Bank President Chris Carothers (third from right) hands over the historic Citizens Bank building keys to Winfield Mayor Randy Price, fourth from left, on Tuesday Oct. 2 in downtown Winfield. Under a special agreement, the Citizens Bank is deeding the historic bank building to the City of Winfield to establish a museum that will be maintained by the Winfield Main Street Program. Also pictured are (from left): Main Street president Don Studdard, Citizens Bank Chief Executive Officer Russell Carothers, Citizens Bank Senior Vice president Bubba Carothers, Price, Chris Carothers, Pastime Theatre Board Chairman Mary Hyche and Main Street Director Tammy Brashier.

WINFIELD - The City of Winfield and the board of the Citizens Bank of Winfield have entered into a special agreement that will allow the Winfield Main Street program to maintain the historic Citizens Bank building as a history museum. The agreement was announced in a press release to the Journal Record.
Under the terms of the agreement, Citizens Bank will deed the building to the City of Winfield. The bank will pay all fees associated with the transfer of the property. The Winfield Main Street Program will be responsible for renovating the building for use as a museum. The city will own the property, but the mayor and council will appoint the Pastime Theatre Board to run the day-to-day operation of the museum, as they do the Pastime Theatre and Pastime Civic Center.
“We feel our citizens will appreciate having a museum and this will be a great addition to our downtown,” said Winfield Mayor Randy Price. Price said he is grateful for the generosity of the Citizens Bank.


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