Several local area residents will be participating in the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration, July 27, on Main Street Duncan, at Butterfield Mercantile and Ballroom. Senator Paul Scott, vocalist Kennedy booth, recording artist Dawn Anita Plumlee, photographer Dee Dodson, local Pastors Richard Allen and Lance Smith will all have a role in the Celebration that goes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Celebration’s Opening Ceremony is at 8 a.m. on the first floor of Butterfield. Invocation will be by Pastor Richard Allen from Open Range Cowboy Church. The colors will be posted by the Lawton/Ft Sill Color Guard followed by the singing of the National Anthem and Oklahoma by vocalist Kennedy Booth of Duncan Little Theatre and Hodgson Studio of Music & Drama. Senator Paul Scott will read a proclamation of the Day of the Cowboy from Governor Kevin Stitt and make opening remarks.
Dawn Anita Plumlee will perform during the Evening Showcase of International Western Music Association Oklahoma Chapter (IWMAOK) performers which starts at 6 p.m. in the Butterfield Ballroom. Plumlee, singer, songwriter, former 2018 Ms Senior Oklahoma, rancher and recording artist will also get the youngsters involved in yodeling. She has also entered the Cowboy Poetry Contest vying with 11 other contestants for silver buckles and trophies.
Butterfield will be providing food for sale in the Swing Station Café starting with breakfast at 8 a.m., continuing to brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then buffet 4-6 p.m. In their Ballroom there will be cowboy and western vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a new adventure for Martin and Brooke Secoy who have recently purchased the historic business.
Dee Dodson, photographer and owner of Buckles and Bling Photography, LLC, will displaying her photographs and framed prints. Currently she has many displayed in the front window of Butterfield. In addition to selling, she will photograph the event. There will be a western backdrop for individual photo shoots.
The Celebration if free and open the public. Food and refreshments are available for purchase as well as the Mercantile being open for business. Many items have been donated for a raffle. The day will close with a benediction by Pastor Lance Smith of the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church.
For more information contact Ron Secoy at 580 606-9574, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the National Day of the Cowboy Facebook page.