City of Lawton prepares for 121st birthday celebration

121st Birthday Celebration

Published: July 15, 2022

The City of Lawton invites the community to the McMahon Memorial Auditorium on August 4, 2022 to celebrate Lawton’s 121st Birthday.

The event will begin with a reception in the lobby at 5:00PM with light refreshments and a cake cutting ceremony. Information stations with representatives of Oklahoma’s diverse history will also be on hand to share information and stories about Lawton-Fort Sill’s history.

At 6:00PM, the Auditorium doors will open to an entertaining historical presentation about the community orchestrated by the City of Lawton Arts and Humanities Division in conjunction with our Race Relations Commission and several local historical organizations and entities such as the Comanche Nation, Buffalo Soldiers, Pioneer Women, and Lawton Rangers.

For the very first time, we look forward to having the oldest living Lawtonian cut the birthday cake during the reception. We are currently searching for that person. They must have been born in Lawton and currently reside in the City. If you or someone you know is suitable, please submit your/their name, along with birth year and contact information to @email.

The event is scheduled to conclude at 7:30PM with a special performance of music from the musical Oklahoma! presented by representatives of our own Lawton Philharmonic.

For more information on the 121st Birthday Celebration, please contact Jason Poudrier, Arts and Humanities Administrator at 580-581-3470, or at @email.


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