The Oklahoma Strong Monument is a privately funded project, initiated by a small group of citizens who had a desire to pay tribute to the resiliency and strength of the people of Oklahoma. Though the project was born after the May 2013 crisis, it is not a memorial to the tornado; instead it is designed to be a monumental celebration of community and the strength that results as our people come together, Oklahoma Strong.
The monument, designed by Connie Scothorn with CLS and Associates, will be placed at the north end of the new 50-acre park in the central area of Moore, Oklahoma. The park will be a gathering place for community with a new community center, aquatic park, farmer’s market and amphitheater.
The monument will be approximately 85’ in diameter and constructed of core-ten steel. Encircling the monument will be silhouettes of 85 to 95 Oklahomans – including pets – in various forms of interaction. Kinetic lighting and the music of Oklahoma’s great artists, past and present, will bring even more life to the structure. As seasons change, the lighting and music will also change. Bricks will be sold as a part of the fundraising campaign and will pave the walkway around the monument. The surrounding space will include various types of seating and landscaping.
The goal is $3 million dollars with plans for a significant endowment to the City of Moore for future upkeep of the monument area.
Becky Boyd Wood (Chair)
Glen Cosper (Co-Chair)
Connie Scothorn (Member)
Laura Thompson (Member)
The Taste of Our Town
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Come join the community in an evening of food, fellowship and FUNdraising for the Oklahoma Strong Monument Project! Sample menu items from 30+ restaurants, bid on silent auction items, dance to the music of local talent, enjoy a taste of our signature cocktail from the cash bar, and join us in a monumental celebration of community!
Where? Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads (formerly Crossroads Mall) at the junction of I-35 and I-240 in Oklahoma City. The event will be at the upper level, southeast corner of the mall. Enter from parking lot on the southeast portion of the mall area.
Watch this site for more exciting details!
Oklahoma Strong Run
Don’t miss being a part of this amazing inaugural 5K and Fun Run to be held in Moore, Oklahoma! All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Strong Monument Project. Directed by DG Productions, this promises to be one of the biggest and best 5Ks ever! Be prepared for this great celebration of our community presented by KFOR-TV and Top of the World.
When: Saturday, May 17th
7:15 – 8:00 Last minute registration
8:00 – Fun Run Begins
8:30 – 5K Run Begins
Where: The run starts on Marketplace Dr. in Norman, OK between Andy Alligators and HeyDay Entertainment on the northeast corner of NW 36th and Indian Hills Rd in north Norman. From I-35, exit Indian Hills Rd. and go west; turn north on NW 36 St. More details will be posted on Oklahoma Strong Run Facebook, dgroadracing.com, and on this site.
5K Run: $35
Includes: T-shirt, Headsweats runners cap for the first 1000 5 K registrants, finisher’s medal, and goodie bag
Price increases to $40 on May 7th
Fun Run: $30
Includes: T-shirt, finisher’s medal and goodie bag
Price increase to $35 on May 7th
Oklahoma Strong Dream Team: $30
(for those who dream of running but would rather be dreaming than running!): Includes: T-shirt
Price increase to $35 on May 7th
What I love about my community
Watch this site for more details on this state-wide Facebook Campaign, sponsored by the Pioneer Library System! This will be your chance to tell the world what you love about your hometown – in a snapshot. More details will be posted on the Pioneer Library System webpage and this site very soon.
Family Night Out
Watch this site for more details on our ‘Family Night Out’ project sponsored by your area Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses will be offering discounts and special promotions for the community. Dates and details are coming soon!
Facebook Five Project
We’re under construction but you’ll want to search for our “Oklahoma Strong Monument/Facebook Five” site on Facebook soon! There will be monument updates and a chance to join millions of people around the world who will have the opportunity to be a part of the Oklahoma Strong Monument campaign. And who knows..there just might be prizes!
Friends of the Monument
Thanks to these individuals and businesses who have generously donated money, services, and products to our Oklahoma Strong Run and Taste of Our Town events!