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Fort Sill will hold Western Days

The country concert featuring Big & Rich as the headliner is the kickoff of Western Heritage Days, a weekend of free events to celebrate the history of Fort Sill.

"The concert is free to all DoD ID card holders, families, friends and our great community partners. What a great opportunity for all of our wonderful Co-Op partners to come out and enjoy the fellowship of our military, see our beautiful installation and hear some great music," said Brenda Spencer-Ragland, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Then revisit the Old West, when Fort Sill hosts Western Heritage Days Saturday and April 27 at Rucker Park. Saturday's events kick off with a Western Heritage Parade with the Buffalo Soldiers and Lawton Rangers from the Old Post Corral Museum to Rucker Park at 1 p.m. followed by a chuck wagon camp, food vendors and displays.

There will be events for the whole family, including a marbles competition, hay rides, nature trail, knucklebones (jacks) competition, horseshoe pitch and a poetry contest. At 5 p.m. trick roper Marty Tipton will perform, followed by the chuck wagon awards and the history of the chuck wagon with Vance Johnson. Cowboy storytelling with Jim Garling follows and the evening ends with a concert by Les Gilliam and the Silver Lake Band.

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