Positive Progress at Fairmont Terrace
The last time Fairmont Terrace was in the news it was overgrown with grief following the murders of four women, today there's something different growing there.
"Uh, we got stuff like corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash," said resident Steve Miller, one of several residents who have since planted and actively take care of a large community garden.
"It's for everybody to benefit from," he said.
A small step towards a more cohesive Fairmont Terrace.
"I'm going to give you my card, and I want you to call me," said Tulsa city councilor Jeannie Cue, one of the people committed to making that happen.
"We want people to say, I live in a great neighborhood, you know, come over and have a BBQ," she said.
She spearheads monthly meetings that solicit input from residents on how to make the community better. Get togethers that are then supplemented.
"And then we also have similar meetings here where we do it once a week, doing the same thing just generally trying to figure out what we can do to make Fairmont a better place to live," said Miller.
Meanwhile, councilor Cue continues to push for the creation of a multi-purpose community center.
"We want a center that has education, social services, we want a center that we can have cooking classes," she said.
Slow but steady progress towards a brighter future, like careful attention paid to a healthy garden.
"To some people they might not see a lot of quick change, but when you have years of decay, it takes a while," said Cue.