Retirement party planned for Midwest City Bombers water tower

Oklahoman Published: October 12, 2011
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MIDWEST CITY -- A retirement party for a Midwest City icon, the original Bomber Water Tower, is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Charles J. Johnson Central Park in Town Center Plaza.

The park is at SE 29 and Mid-America.

The water tower will be torn down later this year after 64 years of service. It is the last landmark of the original downtown and City Hall complex that was on SE 29.

Organizer Matt Dukes said all citizens and alumni of Midwest City High School are invited to attend.

“Because the Bomber tower has been such a prominent fixture in our community, we thought it only fitting to celebrate its service for so many years,” Dukes said.

Mike Black and the Stingrays will be providing music. Also, hot dogs, cake, popcorn and drinks will be available. The organizers have created a Bomber Water Tower T-shirt that will be for sale during the event. Stan Miller of KWTV-9 will emcee.

Proceeds from the T-shirt sales will help fund the Midwest City Police Awards.

The event is being sponsored by the City of Midwest City, Bomber Alumni Association, Midwest City Chamber, First National Bank, Arvest Bank, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Tinker Federal Credit Union.