LAWTON, OK(KSWO)-The Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority, or LETA, recognized businesses and individuals for doing their part to help make Lawton a more attractive city during Friday night's annual Eye Candy Awards Gala.
They honor those who've invested time and money in landscaping, painting, or decorating their workplaces or homes. Lawton City Councilman Jay Burk says it's an important element of the city's growth, and those people deserve to be praised for their efforts.
"You forget sometimes what people have done for the community until you sit down and talk about the things they have done. We have a really nice crowd every year, about 200 people, who come together to celebrate Lawton's history, and Lawton's future," Burk said.
At the gala, officials also unveiled the plans by the new Leadership Lawton Class to restore a non-functioning fountain that's located on the south side of city hall. It was originally donated by the Lawton High School class of 1931. This project will be totally funded by private donations.
LETA 2015 Eye Candy Award winners:
Yard of the Year: 7903 NW Micklegate
Mr. and Mrs. Zinser
Community Project Award: 11th and Gore flagpoles
2015 Volunteer of the Year: Carlos Irizarry
Commercial Eye Candy: Cache Road Square
Johnny Owens & Stan Booker
Shawn Anderson & Dr. Krista Gordon
Complete Eye Care
Dr. Chris Swanson
Champion Volunteer: Preston Holsinger
Outstanding Trustee for 2015: Mary Ann Hankins
Visionary Leader: John Purcell, Jr.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob & Ruth Dishman
LETA Founder Award: Rex Givens