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Lawton Arts for All honorees named

Lawton_ Volunteers and businesses who've done their best to raise awareness and support of the arts were honored Friday at the annual Arts for All luncheon.

The ballroom at the Best Western hotel was filled with supporters, award recipients and guest speakers Mark Norman and Clem Wehner.

Norman is the former Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of Cameron University's KCCU. He is now Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.

Wehner is president of Arts for All.

The luncheon begins a year-long campaign to help provide funding for Arts for All's member groups: Lawton Community Theatre, Lawton-Fort Sill Arts Council, Lawton Philharmonic Society, Lawton Pro Musica, Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild and Wichita Wildlight Photographic Society.

Here are this year's winners:

Cathy Cacciopoli: Roma Clift Montgomery Award for Citizen of the Humanities 

Kelly and Teresa Pendergraft: Roma Clift Citizen of the Arts 

Mandie Thomas: Artist of the Year

Debbie Wood: Educator in the Arts

Tony Allison: Educator in the Humanities

City National Bank: Business in the Arts



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