The 2017 Parade Grand Marshal is

Mr. Kenneth Mitchell 

and Mrs. Jane Mitchell

The Mitchells were chosen this year because of all the work the two of them have contributed to the '89er Event over the past years.

At our last meeting, Kenneth told us that he is now 89 years old and has been at every Oklahoma '89er Event even though he might only have been one year old at his first parade.   

Kenneth has been our "Go To" emissary  selling tickets to the Chuck Wagon Dinner for many years. 

Jane has done all the beautiful lettering on the placards placed on floats and vehicles used during the Parade.

These two individuals have shared their pride in our community and freely offered their talents. We will be forever in their debt. They are what the 

Oklahoma '89er Celebration 

represents. Thank you both.

The '89er Committee

We are honored for 2017

to have

Hubert "Geese" Ausbie

as our Special Parade Honoree.

As a former

Harlem Globetrotter,

"Geese" was a Player and then went on to Coach the team.

Born in Crescent, 

he attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas when

colleges were beginning to integrate African-Americans into athletics.

​He joined the Globetrotters in 1961 and stayed with the team until 1985.

This past January 31, the Globetrotters retired his Jersey.

The community and State are

looking forward to welcoming him


A reception will be held

at the Territorial Sports Museum

​after the Parade. 

Stop by and meet

Hubert "Geese" Ausbie

and other members of the


2016 Parade Grand Marshal John Vance,

his wife Vicky and several of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren ride in the Parade.

The Ft. Sill Half-Section will be 

returning to the Parade.

Eight volunteer Soldiers and a

Civilian Section Chief make up the team.

They pull an 1897 French 75 mm

fieldgun. This team has been in

the Rose Bowl Parade.

We are very honored they are

coming to Guthrie.

Copyright 2015 © American Legion LeBron Post 58. All rights reserved.

If you have any question about participating in the parade

please contact Dennis Ochs by cell or email.

Cell: (405) 826-2052 and EMAIL: or

Feel free to also call the American Legion at 405-282-2589.

'89er parade signup

Oklahoma's Oldest Parade