Hooks won in the Outstanding Literary Work for Children category for her book about medical pioneer Vivien Thomas.
“Oklahoma City as a whole has embraced the race, from the mayor to the city council, the police, fire, EMSA and the medical community,” Watkins said.
The free music and entertainment festival is scheduled to run noon-9 p.m. at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads.
Scott and Katie Henderson traveled all over the state to capture photographs of the strange and largely unknown for Off the Beaten Path.
Renovations to Martin Park Nature Center’s visitor education building began in January and at Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center in September.
“I remember the game machines. We would go in there at night,” Luke Dick said. “Being able to play all the video games for free was a serious draw for a toddler.”
The festival begins April 28 with a free fire ceremony.
Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti will be among the business leaders speaking at the event
The annual gaming convention is expected to draw in 4,500-5,000 games during its two-day run.
“I try to make sure I get a good bite to eat,” she said. “I like jewelry a lot. If I see someone selling handmade jewelry, I’m definitely going to go there.”