Yukon organizations pick up four awards at event

Yukon rocked at the 2017 Annual Frontier Country Marketing Association Awards on Tuesday.

The city received two awards and two other Yukon businesses also were honored.

Yukon received awards for outstanding event and outstanding publication.

Express Clydesdale and Express Ranches also received awards.

The city’s honor for outstanding event was for Rock the Route, which was held for the first time last year. The free event on Yukon’s Main Street, which also is Route 66, marked the Mother Road’s 90th birthday.

The event drew thousands of people to downtown for a variety of activities, including a free concert last September.

The city also was honored for outstanding publication, which was a brochure for the Chisholm Trail and Crawfish Festival.

“It is a reason for us to brag. This is such a prestigious award,” said Jenna Robinson, the city’s public information officer.

She said the brochure was produced in-house by a staff graphic artist and used normal paper.

Meanwhile, Express Clydesdale was honored for Outstanding Attraction, while Express Ranches was selected as the Outstanding Locally Owned Business.

Members of central Oklahoma’s multi-county organization were asked to submit entries in awards categories recognizing outstanding tourist attractions, exhibitions, events, communities and tourism-related businesses in Frontier Country.

Frontier Country includes 12 central Oklahoma counties.

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