The Vian Peace Center will be closed for the next two weeks to give the owners some much needed rest and allow them time to see how the center can financially keep going.
The Peace Center receives no regular payment and no volunteers get paid. It is simply a small group that tries to self-fund the food pantry and library.
Over the past two months, the center has helped more than 11,000 people through food distribution, with a lot of great volunteers and of groups and it offers special thanks for the Evening Shade community building, the Brushy community building, as well as RICO and Sarah E. Cowett.
Center officials also thank the Cherokee Nation for renting a lift and allowing it to help with the Cherokee boxes and the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank for its donations of meats, canned goods and produce. The center also wants to point out that E.O. Smith and Daryl Legg provided $1,500 to help with fuel costs over the past four months.
Officials with the Peace Center will announce soon when the property can safely and financially reopen.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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