GUTHRIE – For Brenda Johnson of Orlando, this is her second centennial celebration. Originally from South Dakota, Johnson said she was there when that state rang in its 100th birthday, so it seemed fitting she come with her children to celebrate Oklahoma’s centennial. She and her two children are dressed in period dresses she made herself with items she found at different second-hand stores.
Her friend, Sara Hainzinger, also originally from South Dakota, was also in a turn-of-the-century dress and hat, along with her three children. Johnson said they all came out today in costume to help teach the kids about Oklahoma history.
“We wanted them to see this Oklahoma experience,” she said. “This is a once in a lifetime experience.”
The family and friends lined the street in front of the Carnegie Library, ready for the parade to pass them by.
- Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau