COL Birthday & Lawton Rangers Rodeo Parade canceled


Published 7/2/20

The City of Lawton's 119th Birthday Ceremony and subsequent Lawton Rangers Rodeo Parade have been canceled amid mounting concern of the COVID-19 health pandemic.


Both events were slated to occur Aug. 4 in Downtown Lawton. Honorees included the late C.H. Brazzel, recipient of the "Lawton Award in Excellence," as well as the Lawton Rangers and Pioneer Women's Club of Lawton. Those honors will now be awarded at the 2021 birthday ceremony.


"The safety and well-being of our community remains our topmost priority," said Mayor Stan Booker, ceremony host. "We are looking forward to an extra special ceremony and presentation next year, honoring many exceptional community members and celebrating the proud history of Lawton."


The City of Lawton continues to monitor the evolving health pandemic, alongside community partners at the Comanche County Health Department and Oklahoma State Department of Health. Citizens may visit for data, statistics, guidance and testing information.  


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