Security National Bank of Enid will continue its yearlong celebration of 100 years of banking in Enid with a community event set for Thursday.

The bank, which opened its doors in 1905, will host the celebration on the Garfield County Court House lawn from 6 p.m. to dark. The celebration will help kick off the annual Cherokee Strip Days in Enid.

“We want everyone to come down and enjoy the evening” said bank CEO Bill Athey, whose family has owned the bank since 1927.

The evening will include live entertainment by the Jazz Daddies and Jim Nay, a moonwalk, slide, bungee runs, food and fireworks.

The celebration is a two-fold event. One is to celebrate the bank’s centennial, and the other is to help United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. For a $1 donation to the United Way, attendees receive four tickets that can be used for hot dogs, pop, cotton candy, pickles or popcorn.

“One ticket per item means you have your selection of any combination of food you want,” said April Danahy, vice president of marketing.

Knights of Colum-bus and Oklahoma Blood Institute will help serve food. Great Plains Coca-Cola also will play a big role in the celebration.

“We want to give people a great value and also help the United Way” said Athey.

The bank will sponsor a fireworks show at dusk. The fireworks will coincide with music from the 1950s and will end with the state song. The 1950s hold a special place in Athey’s heart. He is chairing the Enid High School Class of 1955 reunion, which also kicks off Thursday evening. Two hundred former classmates and spouses plan to attend.

The bank kicked off its 100th year celebration in Feb-ruary, and a rotating pictorial exhibit of Enid continues at the bank. The year’s festivities will end with the bank’s annual open house in December

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