From June 1st through August 31st, Lawton citizens were encouraged to participate in the Take Care of Our Air contest by visiting participating businesses and filling out a contest card by completing simple tasks.

For example, participants would receive a sticker for their contest cards by;

  1. Avoid idling by going inside restaurants and banks rather than using the drive-thru
  2. Buy and plant trees to help clean the air.
  3. Fuel your car between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to avoid releasing fumes during the hot part of the day.
  4. Ride the Lawton Area Transit System (LATS) instead of driving.

After participants had completed 12 of the tasks, they returned their cards to the Clean Air Lawton Planning Division before September 4th, 2015.

The Grand Prize for the drawing was a hot air balloon ride over Lawton for the winner and the guest! I was fortunate enough to be volunteered to take this exact balloon ride last year! The winners this year are in for a treat! I thoroughly enjoyed the flight and I have a terrible fear of heights. I got over my fear and sailed on an amazing journey above the city of Lawton!

This years winners of the door prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize Hot Air Balloon Ride (2): Barbara Rice and Kenneth Young
  • 1 Night Stay with breakfast for 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn: Sandy Turner
  • $50 Gas Card from Mark's Phillips 66 (6): Randall Warrell, Connie Kroll, Robin Medlin, Vance Freeze, Karen Flowers & Rhonda Pascoe
  • $50 Gas Card from EZ GO (2): Larry Miller & Kenneth Tanner
  • $50 Gift Certificate from Naturescape Nursery: Jessica Garcia
  • $50 Gift Certificate from Bedrock Nursery: Seneca Greene
  • 5 Gallon Tree from Treehouse Garden Center (2): Gay Lynn Greenwood & Peter Greenwood
  • Pair of Movie Passes for Starplex Cinemas (4): Jenni Featherston, David Stingley, Anne Williams & Linda Elrod

If you want to get in on this fantastic contest next year, just keep an eye on the Clean Air Lawton website - CleanAirLawton.org

Also, for ideas and resources to help keep our air clean visit Clean Air Lawton

Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prizes and thanks for doing your part to keep our air clean.