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Oklahomans enjoy Septemberfest family fun

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Oklahoma resident, Frankie Bell, at the annual Septemberfest celebration.
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OKLAHOMA CITY- A glimpse of history and a promising future gives Jasmine Cabello, 17, an optimistic look at Oklahoma’s future while taking activities on Saturday at the 2017 Septemberfest.

“This is a recognition of what the state has become,” she said while leaving the Oklahoma History Center where the event was held. “Just look at our history. There’s been a lot of changes. I think we’re going the right direction.”

Cabello volunteered with classmates from the Science Academy to sell t-shirts. In addition to the t-shirts on sale, local vendors displayed woven baskets, confectionery treats and art.

The annual event is held to show off the state’s history, but also to have family fun with face painting activities, food, and games. But, let’s not leave out the chance to see Governor Mary Fallin.

“The last time I brought my grandkids, they were able to get a picture with the governor,” said Frankie Bell. “This is very educational for them and for me as well.”

Bell, who frequents the Oklahoma History Center, says her main interest is genealogy. Through her studies, she passes on information to her family.

“We’re just excited to see the different groups here and to learn about the state’s history,” she said.

Among those in attendance were the center’s re-enactment women and men dress in period clothing. Some even participated in a festive round of square dancing. "Dosey doe your partner", the announcer could be heard encouraging. 

Outside, near a display of current and old army artifacts, a fired cannon shook the building.

Bell’s granddaughter, Natalie Teel, 12, beamed with a smile after leaving the cannon site.

“That was loud,” she said. “I really like everything here, but my favorite is the puppies.”

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