Residents of Southwest Oklahoma and beyond are invited to celebrate the holiday season with festive tree lighting ceremonies hosted by Cameron University at both its Lawton and Duncan campuses. On Monday, November 27, festivities are scheduled at the Lawton campus beginning at 6 p.m. in Bentley Gardens. Cameron University-Duncan’s celebration will take place on Thursday, November 30, starting at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge.
Attendees will receive a free Cameron commemorative tree ornament as long as supplies last. At the Lawton event, take the kids inside the McMahon Centennial Complex where they can stop by craft stations to create holiday-themed trinkets. While in Duncan, pick up a craft kit to take home. Cookies and popcorn will satisfy any sweet tooth, and hot cocoa, apple cider and eggnog will quench everyone’s thirst.
Cameron mascot Ole Kim will be on hand for photos at both locations. Revelers in Lawton can once again enjoy a carriage ride, while those visiting the Duncan festivities can look forward to a mini-train ride.
“The Cameron University family welcomes community members as we usher in the holiday season,” says John McArthur, CU president. “We look forward to seeing visitors from southwest Oklahoma at the festivities.”
Parking for the Lawton event is available at the intersection of S.W. University Drive and S.W. D Avenue.
CU-Duncan is located at 3100 W. Bois D’Arc Ave., with parking available adjacent to the building.