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July 18, 2014

Main Street Duncan names new director

DUNCAN — Main Street Duncan, the local branch of the state’s effort to preserve historic buildings and promote downtown business, has hired a new executive director after going without one for seven months.

Destiny Ahlfenger, 26, starts her new job on Monday.

The Main Street Duncan board interviewed two candidates for the job, said Board Chairman David Yeager, the director of Duncan Power, the city’s electric utililty..

Ahlfenger, who grew up in Marlow,  is a board member of the Stephens County Humane Society with a bachelors degree in organizational leadership from Cameron University.

She and her husband Corey, a warrant officer for Halliburton Employees Credit Union, have a two-year-old daughter, Elle.

Ahlfenger said she stressed increasing membership in Main Street Duncan and working with other nonprofit groups during her interview for the job. She replaces Tammy Johnson, who resigned in December.

Ahlfenger has fond memories of visiting Duncan’s Main Street while growing up in Marlow.

“We’ve always eaten at The Antique Marketplace, and, of course, went to The Palace twin,” she said.

Main Street Duncan has a membership of 125, which includes businesses, individuals and other nonprofit groups, Yeager said.

Among the events it sponsors is Cruisin’ the Chisholm Trail car and motorcycle show in April, the Boo Review Halloween festival in October, the Holiday Stroll in November and the Christmas Parade in December.

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