2014 City of Lawton Birthday Reception & Ceremony With Special Presentations

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( Lawton , OK ) The Mayor of Lawton, Fred Fitch is pleased to invite the public to Lawton ’s Birthday Reception and Ceremony to be held in the Banquet Hall in City Hall located at 212 SW 9th Street , Tuesday, August 5 at 5:30pm.  

During the ceremony there will be three very important recognitions.  Both the Lawton Rangers and the Pioneer Women’s Club of Lawton will be recognized for 76 years of service to the community.  The Lawton Award in Excellence will be presented to Mrs. Pat Henry .  

This very special award is presented by the Mayor to an individual who exemplifies outstanding excellence in service to community, state, and nation.   Mrs. Pat Henry is a highly respected business woman, childhood education advocate and community leader at all levels of service in addition to her own family and business. She is known by her message, “we need to make our children “Priority 1a” in the United States of America .”   Albert Johnson , Sr., 2013 Lawton Award in Excellence recipient said, “This honor is well deserved for Mrs. Pat Henry .  Lawton has become a better place because of her leadership, commitment, and compassion in service to others, especially for young people which epitomize her caring.”  Noting that their relationship in working in service to the community has been since 1960’s, Mr. Johnson said, “We don’t make things happen without others”. Highlights of her service to others include:

  Awards and Other Recognition for her service:  

1995, Pat Henry Elementary School named in her honor
1993, Pat Henry Day in Oklahoma Proclaimed by Governor of Oklahoma
1993, Citation from the Senate of the State of Oklahoma in recognition of dedication and uncompromising service for children
1988, Lawton ’s “First Lady of the Year” from Beta Sigma Phi
1988, “Rising Above the Ordinary Women of Achievement” Award from Oklahoma Federation of Business & Professional Women’s Club
1988, “Citizen of the Humanities”, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council
1987, “Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award” from United Way of America
1987, “Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher”. United States Field Artillery Association
1987, “Honorary Member Comanche County Veterans Council”
1986, Distinguished Service Award, Cameron University
1983, “Business in the Arts”, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council
Many more too numerous to list

For more information, call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 or email:lahc@cityof.lawton.ok.us



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Arts & Humanities Division

P.O. Box 1054

Lawton, OK  73502