ELGIN Orange, crimson and cream were the predominate colors at the annual Elgin Chamber of Commerce banquet last weekend.
The theme was "Crimson and Orange: A House United" with Phil Kennedy and Billy Sims being the guest speakers for the evening.
Kennedy an Oklahoma State University graduate, Lawton business owner, chairman of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation and active in the chamber on the local, state and national levels said he agreed to participate as long as he got to speak first and he got some of Billy's barbecue ribs.
He then went on talk about how moving to Elgin when he was a sophomore in high school and growing up in the area had a major impact in his life.
"The lessons I was taught have changed my life," Kennedy said.
Bright outlook for state economy
He told those in attendance while many parts of the nation have been hard hit economically, the future is bright for Oklahoma with advances in manufacturing, the possibility of becoming the leader in unmanned aerial vehicles also known as drones and growth in the housing market.