The Bethany Improvement Foundation began in 2008 as the Bethany Centennial History Committee and published a hardback, colorful history book about Bethany. It sold out immediately. We also collected oral histories as part of our centennial project.
In January, 2010, we became a 501-c-3 charitable organization. Major projects since then have included painting of historical murals in downtown Bethany and sponsorship of the Bethany 66 Festival (now in its 2nd year). We received a grant in 2011 from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Another Bethany history book will be published by Arcadia Publishing in Fall, 2012.
All board members and workers on Bethany Improvement Foundation projects are volunteers.
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