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Blake Shelton, Wanda Jackson, Alfre Woodard and more to be inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame TONIGHT

Blake Shelton, Wanda Jackson, Alfre Woodard and more to be inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame TONIGHT

NewsOK
by Brandy McDonnell 
Published: November 13, 2014

From household names to largely unsung heroes, seven Oklahomans from a wide range of fields will be inducted tonight into the 87th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

The 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees are Wanda Jackson, Maud; Blake Shelton, Ada; Alfre Woodard, Tulsa; Harold T. Holden, Kremlin; Neal McCaleb, Oklahoma City; Thomas H. McCasland, Duncan; and Peggy Clark Stephenson, Antlers. The honorees will be formally inducted into the hall tonight at the Cox Convention Center.

"The Oklahoma Hall of Fame strives to honor the best and brightest Oklahomans in industries across the spectrum," said Shelley Rowan, director of marketing for the Oklahoma Heritage Association. "All of our inductees excel in their respective careers, and Oklahomans for a long time have been the best, the brightest and the only in the things that they've accomplished, along with showcasing an extreme generosity in giving back to our state."

The Oklahoma Heritage Association was founded in 1927 with the purpose of establishing the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and educating Oklahoma's youth on the state's rich history and heritage. The Gaylord-Pickens Museum was opened in 2007 with the intent of honoring these and other accomplished Oklahomans.

Induction into the hall of fame is considered the single highest honor an individual can receive from the state. While some on this year's list may be more widely known than others, Rowan said, they have all earned their place among the cast of 662 people who have been inducted since 1928… FULL ARTICLE

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