Cold weather impacts weekend events - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Cold weather impacts weekend events

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Friday night's winter-like weather caused problems for several events planned for this weekend.

One of the events affected by the weather was Box City.  The event, hosted by Family Promise of Lawton, had to move indoors at Cameron University and cancel the part that allows people to sleep in the boxes they made. Jason Hall said it also put a damper on the new angle the event is taking this year.

"Instead of trying to frame this as any kind of homeless stimulation, we're trying to get people together and build a box city where everyone has a home," he said.

Box City is now set up inside the Science Complex at Cameron and will remain there for the next week for students to see what was created.

The cold weather could also cause trouble for gardeners who planted their warm-weather plants early. Dana Franklin, the co-owner of Bedrock Nursery said it isn’t much somone can do when it gets this cold.

"I don't know if anything will help protect them from the freeze,” Franklin said. “Now, frost is a different story. You can kinda cover them, but once the temperatures go below freezing, sometimes nothing can help."

While outside plants could die, Franklin said that won't be the case for the Nursery, as they've turned the heaters on to make sure their plants make it through the cold.

"The plants won't get harmed in here because it's climate controlled in here," she said.

Meanwhile, the Lawton Farmers Market is still leaving its winter spot and moving to its outdoor location starting Saturday. Farmers market manager Keith Hall said it's not the weather he'd hoped for but says it's not deterring vendors.

"We are definitely going to be there,” Keith Hall said. “I hope to be there around 6:15 in the morning. I've had some vendors that I've already talked to that's planning on being there, maybe a little bit late but we're going to go on."

For anyone wanting to brave the cold weather for fresh produce, the Lawton Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Great Plains Coliseum parking lot.

The cold weather also caused the Lawton Soccer Club to canceled games scheduled for Saturday morning and the Jackson County Big Day of Service has been postponed until next Saturday.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

    Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:35:12 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:52:40 GMT
    Corey Lewandowski, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Corey Lewandowski, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."

    A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."

  • At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:12:25 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:48:09 GMT
    Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

  • For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

    For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:06:01 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:46:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

Powered by Frankly