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Duncan Founder's Day celebration

DUNCAN, Okla_  Every 4th Saturday of June, Duncan celebrates Founder's Day.

"I can't remember a time where I come to this event where we had 6 former queens here, in addition to our new queen here," Rep. Dennis Johnson said.

Saturday's festivities started off with a tractor parade, but the real ordeal was the crowning of this year's founder's day queen.

"Ladies and Gentlemen the Founder's day Queen, Dovie Gleghorn!"

During the crowning two proclamations were made, one by congressman Dennis Johnson.

"This shows that the State of Oklahoma recognizes your contribution, and we are grateful to have you in our State. You're a great citizen and a great Queen," Johnson said.

The other by vice mayor of Duncan, Mike Nelson.

"I'm just going to proclaim this Ms. Dovie Gleghorn day in Duncan," Nelson said.

The 92-year-old Gleghorn was a humble queen after the crowning.

"I'm just honored, I appreciate everyone just so much.  It's just great to see all these friends," Gleghorn said.

It wasn't too long after the crowning the next event of the festivities the Marlow Gunfighters came in to invite the new queen to go dancing.

"We decided you could buy us all drinks for the evening."

The queen never showed up for the dancing, but the show still went on with a staged gunfight.  

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