RedFork Revival
RedFork Main Street Publication                                                      September - October 2013
Welcome to RedFork Main Street's first electronic newsletter. The goal of this newsletter will be to inform, educate and share the pride of all our accomplishments. We welcome any "Save the Date" entries or comments you would like to submit. Contact Red Fork Main Street.


50 MILLION Re-invested Dollars  


Main Street - The Four Point Approach
The four points of the Main Street approach reflect the comprehensive nature and are keys to Main Street success.
1. Organization - Everyone working towards the same goal.
2. Promotions - Selling the image. An effective promotion strategy forges a positive image.
3. Design - Getting Main Street into top physical shape.
4. Economic Restructuring - Finding new purposes for Main Street's enterprises by responding to the market.
Did you Know??? 
Howard Park was bigger before the expressway came through. In the 1920's people remember swimming, dog racing, even horseracing at the park. Westsiders remember its great baseball fields. A 1969 roster of Tulsa Parks says it was named for Oscar P. Howard, a former Tulsa oilman. It lists the location at W. 25th and Sapulpa Road. Some former West Tulsa residents believe Howard's will stipulate that the whole plot was to remain a park.


In the 1990's Howard was designated an historic U.S. 66 park. U.S. 66 was opened in 1926. The band "Asleep at the Wheel" performed during the dedication. They were enroute to Tulsa Mayfest. Lois Baker Davies donated a photo of Troy Baker standing over a small pool with children in it to the Southwest Tulsa Historical Society. The children were Juanita, Bernice and Harold Baker and Lois herself. 


Anna F. Brown

Save The Date Printable list

Community Events - Sept. & Oct. 2013


Sept 6 - United Way - Day of Caring.


Sept 21 - Vision West Block Party- Tulsa Webster High School, 3:00p.m-6:00p.m.


Sept 26 - Rt. 66 Task Force Business Reception and Resource Fair. 5:30p.m. - 8p.m., Campbell Hotel.


Sept. 28 - Eugene Field Community Mural, Harvest Market, 11a.m.-1p.m.


Oct. 4 - Webster High School Homecoming.


Oct. 4 - Goodwill Job Fair, Goodwill Industries, 2800 SW Blvd. 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.


Oct. 26 - Make a Difference Day. Volunteer Tulsa


Every Thursday - Westside Farmers Market, 2:00p.m. till 7:00p.m. located at 25th and Southwest Blvd. Through Oct. 31st.


RedFork Main Street Program Meetings

Sept. & Oct. 2013


Organization Committee - 1:30p.m., first Friday at ONB Community Bank.


Economic Restructuring Committee - 8:30a.m., first Thursday at Frasier, Frasier & Hickman Law Offices.


Red Fork Main Street

Promotions Committee - 1:30p.m., varies based on event schedule at ONB Community Bank.


Design Committee - 3:00p.m., second Wednesday at ONB Community Bank.


Board of Directors, 7:30a.m., second Thursday at ONB Community Bank.


Community Organization Meetings

Sept. & Oct. 2013


Townwest Sertoma Club, Every Wednesdays at 7:00a.m. Ollie's Station


Red Fork Lions Club, 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:00p.m., 4111 W. 41st Tulsa.


Southwest Chamber of Commerce - 3rd Thursday Networking Breakfast 7:30a.m. Ollie's Station.


Southwest Tulsa Historical Society, Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2:00p.m. at Carbondale Church of Christ. Thursday, Oct. 17th at 6:30p.m., Ollie's Station.  


Rt. 66 Village - 1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30p.m. at Zarrow Regional Library.


Dogwood Garden Club - 3rd Friday, 11:00a.m. at Zarrow Regional Library.  

Main Street Heros
City of Tulsa
Frasier, Frasier and Hickman
Goodwill Industries
Lot Maintenance
OSU Center for Health Sciences
RedBerry Farm
Red Fork Art Gallery
Red Fork Cleaners
R.L. Shears Co. PC
Associate Links
66 on Rt. 66 Bike Tour is BACK!!!

On November 2nd at 8:00a.m. cyclist from all over the state of Oklahoma will participate in the 5th Annual 66 on Rt. 66 Bike Tour. Experience the history and the beautiful Fall scenery as you tour the rural countryside of RedFork, Oakhurst, Sapulpa, Kellyville and Bristow along historic Route 66.




Supporting Sponsors:



Through Historic Restoration
Tulsa Rt. 66 Business Reception & Resource Fair
You are cordially invited to attend the Rt. 66 66Business Reception and Resource Fair hosted by Rt. 66 Task Force. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served.
September 26, 2013
5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Campbell Hotel, 2636 E. 11th, Tulsa, OK
RSVP 918-346-3788 or
This forum is for the benefit of businesses located on Tulsa's Rt. 66. Come share your needs and learn about resources available to help grow your business.
Guest speakers include Author Michael Wallis and Linda Barnett, Director of Oklahoma Main Street. Topics include promotion, preservation, incentives, development services and funding sources.    

Vision West 

September 21st, 2013 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Webster High School.


Eugene Field Community Mural


CAP Mural

Don't forget to drop off any sort of recycled material (glass, beads, pretty rocks, etc.) for the mural before Sept. 28th by bringing your contribution to Eugene Field Elementary or the Harvest Market.
Fresh Paint Days
September 6th, Day of Caring, was a GREAT Day to be in Red Fork!!! The day began at 7:00a.m., included 20 volunteers from TD Williamson, 3 volunteers from Redberry Farm, 25 gallons of paint, paint tools for everyone, 3 willing business owners and 6 months of vision and planning but WE DID IT!!!! Volunteers painted the front of two buildings and began the process of designing a pocket park to commemorate historic Red Fork, but this is only the beginning.
The paint was awarded through a grant applied for by RedFork Main Street from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and H.I.S. Coatings.  
Over the next few months the tedious process will begin to have Red Fork listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is honorary and can provide the owners with tax credit options. The National Register does not restrict use, building modifications or maintenance. Additionally, it does not lead to special zoning regulations. 
Thanks to the many volunteers for their hard work in the hot temps.  All volunteers have pledged to continue to work on this project.

RedFork Main Street
P.O. Box 570978
Tulsa, OK 74157

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