Lt. Gov. Jari Askins rides in a horse-drawn carriage as a part of the Oklahoma Centennial Day Parade, during Statehood Day celebrations in downtown Guthrie.
GUTHRIE – Other state leaders are featured on parade floats, dutifully waving to the passing crowds. But Rep. Jeff Hickman, R-Dacoma, is the driver of the Woodward float, making sure it stays inside the street lines as it passes the crowds of people.
Cars being driven in the parade are also reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century, as Model T Fords drive by honking at the crowds. Driven by the Okie A’s Model T Club, the cars show the crowds what cars looked like in Oklahoma’s first years as a state.
- Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau
Eight Budweiser Clydesdales just passed by the crowd, followed closely by the Woodcrest Baptist Church in Guthrie, whose parisioners were singing “Old Time Religion.”
Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau