Frontier Country Marketing Association Presents Awards - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Frontier Country Marketing Association Presents Awards

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 06/29/2009

Frontier Country Marketing Association Presents Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY – Frontier Country Marketing Association presented awards to 23 members and two media outlets during its 2009 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at Frontier City June 25.

            The annual awards, which were voted by Frontier Country members, recognize outstanding tourist attractions, exhibitions, events and businesses in central Oklahoma’s promotion organization.

            The event recognized the accomplishments of Frontier Country members and media support in 12 award categories.

            “There were so many strong nominees in each category this year and the voting response by our membership was fantastic,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “We could not have asked for a better day as we had the largest turn out in our organizations history! It makes it so special when the recipients are present to accept these much deserved awards.”

             The following list includes the winners and honorable mentions:

  • Outstanding Event: Okemah Chamber of Commerce for “Woody Guthrie Folk Festival”
  • Outstanding Event Honorable Mention: Oklahoma Railway Museum for “Christmas Train”
  • Outstanding Attraction: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 
  • Outstanding Attraction Honorable Mention: Riverwind Casino 
  • Outstanding Children’s Attraction/Event Honorable Mention: Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum 
  • Outstanding Hospitality: Sooner Legends Inn & Suites
  • Outstanding Hospitality Honorable Mention: Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse
  • Outstanding Sporting Event Honorable Mention: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum for “Annual Memorial Marathon”
  • Outstanding Tourism Community: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau for Oklahoma City
  • Outstanding Tourism Community Honorable Mention: Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau for Stillwater
  • Outstanding Web site: Oklahoma City’s Adventure District
  • Outstanding Web site Honorable Mention: Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Outstanding Cultural Tourism: Red Earth Inc., for “Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival”
  • Outstanding Cultural Tourism Honorable Mention: Capitol Hill Main Street for “Fiestas de las Americas”
  • Outstanding Media Support: KWTV News 9
  • Outstanding Media Support Honorable Mention: Clear Channel Radio for Oklahoma Agrinet
  • Outstanding Exhibition: Oklahoma History Center for “Another Hot Oklahoma Night! A Rock & Roll Exhibit”
  • Outstanding Exhibition Honorable Mention: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for “Craft in America: Expanding Traditions”
  • Outstanding Outdoor Activity: Festival of Light
  • Outstanding Outdoor Activity Honorable Mention: Tatanka Ranch
  • Outstanding Children’s Attraction/Event: Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden for “Dinosaurs Unearthed”
  • Outstanding Food Festival: Harn Homestead & 1889ers Museum for “Fondue Fondango”
  • Outstanding Food Festival Honorable Mention: El Reno Main Street for “Annual Onion Fried Burger Day Festival”
  • Outstanding Sporting Event: ASA National Softball Hall of Fame for “NCAA Women’s College World Series”

            This year Frontier Country honored board member Tom Collins with the first-ever George Nigh Award. This award was created and presented to someone who went out of their way to promote tourism and represent what the Lakes and Countries Association is all about.

            “Tom has been valuable to our organization from its beginning,” said Rogers. “He represents knowledge of the history of Frontier Country. He also continues to seek ways to grow membership and volunteers countless hours toward our success.”

            Also, Frontier Country added an Ambassador of the Year Award which was given to Robyn Healy of Campbell Company for her assistance and time donation.

            “Robyn has gone out into the community to seek members and spread the message of Frontier Country,” said Rogers.

            Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Frontier Country, visit or call 800-FUN-OKLA.





            Note to media: Specific photos of winners are available upon request.


For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009                                                                             

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]