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Backporch hosts St. Paddy's Day event

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) – Friday, Lawton residents headed out to Backporch Draft House for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration.

This is the third year of the event but it almost didn’t happen this year.

Backporch applied for its permit to have this event and it was denied. At a City Council meeting in February, council members announced it was originally denied because of how many calls police had each year about the traffic and noise from the event. Ultimately, Backporch made a few changes to make things a little bit easier on the residents of the area and they got the permit approved in time for tonight's event.

"We normally have it on the West side of the building, the tent with the DJ but this year we've actually moved it to the south side in front of the building so that hopefully the building blocks the noise and it hopefully doesn't have as many distractions as it's had in the past,” said Kailey Griffee, a server at Backporch. “We're just trying to keep everyone here happy so we can have a good time and the neighborhood can also be happy."

The event featured live music, a DJ, good food and green beer. Griffee said they really think the event is great for the whole family.

"We really just want the community to be involved,” Griffee said. “We worked really hard to put this on and we're really excited and we want everyone in Lawton to be excited and just come out and have a good time, hang out with us. We're pretty fun here, we just want other people to have a good time.”

7NEWS spoke to several residents in the neighborhood behind Backporch who said the restaurant can get a little loud every now and then, but it's never really too much of a problem. 

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