October 5, 2021 to
October 7, 2021
We stopped in Stillwater on the way to the CAPPA Conference, as I thought it would be nice to see Oklahoma State University and two old friends, Jenny Cundiff and Ron Tarbutton.
When we arrived, we went to eat and to the quilt shop, nothing new there! We found another 1950’s themed restaurant, Boomerang, and Quilting Post was just down the street. In fact, Quilting Post had been where Boomerang was at one time.
The next day we met Ron for a tour of the Oklahoma State University campus and his wife Elizabeth joined us for lunch at Ranchers. Ron took us by the Central Plant and Jenny gave us a quick tour and then for dinner all 6 of us went to Freddie Pauls.
Stillwater has Wings of Hope butterflies, we thought this was cool and so repeat it:
Hope Takes Flight
The Wings of Hope Family crisis Services Hope Takes Flight Butterfly Program was created in 2011. The custom painted butterfly statues symbolizing hope and transformation in large [4ft x 4ft], small [15 in x 15 in] or mini [6 in] are available for purchase by patrons dedicated to giving the gift of hope, while helping to spread awareness of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
Over 50 large statues and 125 small statues adorn businesses, schools, medical facilities, parks, and private gardens.
Your purchase of one large statue [$3500] funds 23 nights for one woman and one child to stay in our safe shelter. One small butterfly [$500] funds 3 weeks of child care for one child so mom can go to school or work.
We only found a couple of the butterflies, but Ron sent us a picture of one by his house. Wildwood Acres was largely a small residential park, but was well kept.