Aquarium dedicates exhibit to ailing member
MEDICINE PARK The newest exhibit of the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center was dedicated Sunday in a tear-filled ceremony to one of the center's longest-serving members.
The ribbon was cut on the the Clark A. Brown Mountain Boomer Exhibit on a peaceful evening as the sun began to set on the Wichita Mountains. Brown, along with wife Pegi, friends and members of the community gathered in the Terry K. Bell Charitable Trust Southwest Oklahoma Wildflower and Butterfly Conservation Gardens for the short ceremony before it moved indoors. The exhibit, which is easily spotted by the large metal mountain boomer sculpture that pokes its head above the surrounding wildflowers, is still under construction and will need about two more weeks of work, said Doug Kemper, executive director. But it was important to dedicate the exhibit to Brown, who is currently battling a serious disease.