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"I Love America" Celebration still on for Elmer Park

Lawton_ Despite the rain, the First Assembly of God is holding firm with their plans for the first ‘I Love America' celebration.  It's still on for Lawton's Elmer Thomas Park.  This is their first annual event and they are expecting up to 20,000 people there, rain or shine. 

Although the park is still wet from all the rain, the city has been working all week, getting it ready for the holiday.

Senior Pastor Don Barnes of the Lawton First Assembly of God and his church have been planning this celebration for three years now and they aren't letting anything stand in the way, even the rain. "No other plans, because we believe it's going to be good and it's going to work and you know, the park really drains well, so we really believe it's going to be great.  In fact, it may turn out to be the best fourth in a long time where it's not too hot, too," Barnes said. 

The day will be filled with all kinds of free activities from rock climbing and rides to two air shows by the Canadian Forces Parachute Team.  It starts at two in the afternoon in Elmer Thomas Park.  There should be plenty of parking there - at the McMahon Auditorium and the Lawton High and Central Junior High schools.

There will also be golf carts available to help handicapped people to the park.  Just drive to 6th Street as you come into the park. 

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