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International Festival starts today

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Lawton's International Festival will kick off this afternoon in Elmer Thomas Park.
It will start with a naturalization ceremony at 5 where residents from different countries will take the Oath of Allegiance and be sworn in as U-S citizens.
That will be followed by a parade at 5:45.
There will be around 70 vendors, with food representing nations from across the globe.
One of the event's organizers, Randy Warren, says this is a way to unite the community.

"This was originally intended to bring the community together so that we could celebrate our diversity," Warren said. "So rain or shine, we're gonna be here."
The festival is set to last all weekend.
A reggae group will take the stage at 8 p.m., but they won't be the only band to play.
On Saturday night at 8, a Latin pop group from Oklahoma City will perform.
There will also be a street dance with a D-J Saturday night at the same time.
It is free to attend.

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