Volunteers with Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry transformed the inside of the Lawton Fort Sill Art Council into Santa's workshop on Saturday as they wrapped presents to distribute to about 300 local babies, children and adults in need on Christmas Day.
In a few days, Santa Claus will surprise children with gifts under the Christmas tree, and the Lawton Firefighters Association is helping the elves gather toys by sponsoring the annual Christmas for Kids toy drive.
A Cyril couple renewed their vows Friday after 70 years of marriage.
Delbert and Juanita Jump renewed their vows in the chapel at the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center. Juanita was age 21 and Delbert was age 22 when they married in 1947.
The usual humdrum sound of shopping carts rolling across pavement and car engines starting in the parking lot gave way to a chorus of firefighters singing carols, ringing bells and dancing as they collected donations for the Salvation Army all day Friday.