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W E D D IN G N V E N U E S Spring Wedding Preview “ T he Grand Event Center Transport yourself back into the 1920’s when you visit The Grand Event Cen- ter located in historic downtown McAlester.  The building was constructed in 1922 and served as The Grand Avenue Meth- odist Church for decades. The event center was recently purchased and remodeled by Todd and Becky Hoagland of Tulsa. “Since the building was built in 1922 we wanted to take the building back to that era, “ Hoagland said. “We wanted to make it a little different than just a typical venue space. “ The event center is decorated in art deco with exposed wooden floors in the sanctuary and chandeliers downstairs in the reception hall with that Great Gatsby feel, Hoagland said. “Our goal was to give people an affordable option to have a unique place to get married,” Hoagland said.  From the grand sanctuary to the Gatsby hall, The Grand Event Center offers a very unique venue option that is sure to make your guests feel like they have been transported back in time.  Event packages range from $600 to $2000. It is a very affordable way to have a spectacular evening everyone will remember. Contact 918-426-4001 or visit www.thegrandok.com. NCOMMON   15 SPRING 2017 “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion” - Tenzin Gyatso