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Corvette owners cruise through refuge

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Corvette owners from across Oklahoma and North Texas gathered on Friday to go for a cruise.

It's the Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club's All Corvette Show & Wichita Mountains Dinner Cruise Weekend. 

The event kicked off this afternoon at the Classic Lawton Chevrolet dealership, which was the starting point for a roughly 60-mile loop that took them through the Wildlife Refuge before returning to the Apache Casino for the night.

Brenda Ducharme and her husband Steve made the trip from Oklahoma City on her birthday. They decided to come after going last year.

"Oh, it's such a good diverse group of folks from all over Oklahoma and Texas that come up here and get a nice sheriff escort to the top of the mountain, go back to the casino and maybe win some bucks. It's a great time," Steve said.

The corvette club in Lawton is the group that puts this weekend on. Club president Jeremy Welborn said it's nice to see their members but he also enjoys seeing new faces.

"It's great to see 'em come from other places because the corvette family is a family of corvette owners who are enthusiasts and we enjoy getting together and doing things like this," Welborn said.

The Ducharmes said the refuge is also fun to drive through the refuge with the group.

"Top of the mountain is pretty too," Brenda said. 

"Last year there was a fair amount of game running around and yeah the weather will be over with and we'll have a good time," Steve said.
Besides going riding together this weekend also raises money for Operation Home Front through the entries from the car show and through a silent auction tomorrow.

The car show is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Apache Casino Saturday.

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