“This [parade] is an important moment for Oklahoma,” Rogers said. “It is difficult for many people to do. But we’re marching not in a militant fashion, but instead in a parade, which is first of all a lot more fun, and also to say and to show that we’re people just like anyone else.”
Wilkinson said while each organization addresses specific sets of needs, the work being done in the corridor of hope is all about outreach and uplift.
“There were plenty of times where the outlook was grim,” said Erin Engelke, Sunbeam Family Services chief external relations officer. “But then someone would step in and help Sunbeam keep the doors open.”
“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.
City officials look into improving Classen Boulevard for pedestrian and bike traffic, three OKCPS graduates are being inducted into the Wall of Fame and Oklahoma City Police should receive body cameras by the end of the year.
The iconic Gold Dome building is on the market yet again.
Grand plans for Aubrey McClendon’s wine cellar didn’t quite work out as intended. The project, near the Chesapeake campus at NW 68th Street and Classen Boulevard, was started in 2006. It was abandoned sometime in 2008, complete with rusting steel beams and a partial foundation. Grand plans are once again underway, but rather than storing…
“As our city grows and expands, people are wanting more public art,” co-owner Amanda Bradway said. “We were walking around downtown one day, thinking about all the different buildings that have been sold, gutted out or demolished. We thought it would be cool to capture this moment in our history by picking photos of buildings…