2016 City of Lawton Birthday Reception & Ceremony

Mrs. Minnette Page to be honored with

the Lawton Award in Excellence at the Lawton Birthday Reception and Ceremony



(Lawton, OK) The Mayor of Lawton, Fred Fitch is pleased to invite the public to Lawton’s Birthday Reception and Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm in the Banquet Hall at City Hall, 212 SW 9th Street.


Mayor Fitch will present the Lawton Award in Excellence to Mrs. Minnette Page.  This special award is presented annually by the Mayor to an individual who exemplifies outstanding excellence in service to community, state, and nation. Mayor Fitch stated, “it is an honor to name Mrs. Page to this recognition. She is an appropriate person for all that she has given to our great city.”


Mrs. Minnette Zak Page was born in Lawton to Mayer and Minnie (Nee Wainstein) Zak, who were early citizens of Lawton.  Mrs. Page credits her family’s example of community service and her father’s commitment to education in establishing her path in life as a Lawton Public School teacher.  She has excelled and made numerous contributions in preservation of Lawton’s history and buildings, serving on the Lawton Public School Board and Lawton City Council as well as president of various cultural and civic organizations.  Mrs. Page has inspired many individuals to excel in their personal lives as well as creating a desire to serve their community and make it a better place to live and work not only for themselves but for future generations.  Mrs. Page notes that, “education is one thing that no one can take away from you and that with education you can better serve yourself and your family.”


Also on the evening program, the Lawton Rangers and the Pioneer Women’s Club of Lawton will be recognized for 78 years of service to the community.  For more information on the City of Lawton’s 115th Birthday Celebration contact the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.


Additionally birthday celebration activities are scheduled all week long with three other area organizations; Pioneer Women’s Club of Lawton, Lawton Rangers, and the Lawton Heritage Association. Here is a brief line up:


Aug 6, Lawton Rangers Rodeo Breakfast, 6am to 8am, L.O. Ranch House, 2004 SE 60th Street, for more information, visit the Lawton Rangers Facebook Page.


Aug 6, Comanche County Youth Horse Show, Comanche County Fairground,  Division Classes are 9-13 years old and 14-18years old, no registration fee, must be resident of Comanche County, registration

             at 7:30am and 8am classes start.  Entry forms can be found at the OSU Extension Office, 611 SW C Ave., Lawton, Oklahoma or online at 355-1176, or online at http://oces.okstate.edu/comanche


Aug 6, Pioneer Women’s Club of Lawton Memorial Service, 10am, Lawton Ritter-Gray Chapel


Aug 6, Historic Mattie Beal Home, 1008 SW 5th Street, 12Noon – 3pm, Free, for more information, call 580-678-3156.


Aug 10 - 13, 78th Annual Lawton Rangers PRCA Rodeo, L.O. Ranch L.O. Ranch Arena: 2004 SE 60th Street, Lawton, OK, Grand Entry each night at 7:30pm, for more information, visit the Lawton Rangers

                       Facebook Page


Aug 13, Lawton Rangers Rodeo Parade, 10am, Downtown Lawton, for more information, visit the Lawton Rangers Facebook Page


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



Note: If you send via email & no reply in 24 hours, please call the office

Arts & Humanities Division

P.O. Box 1054

Lawton, OK  73502