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Debuting in Cannes, France and since showcased in Tulsa, Killers of the Flower Moon is set to sweep the nation this October. AND, when it does, Fairfax, Oklahoma is going to be on the minds of folks who had never heard of us before!

Yep, here in Fairfax, we're preparing for company!! :)

Why, the week following the movie's debut in France, folks from France came calling and stopped in Treats - our local coffee shop!

In it for the long haul, the Fairfax Community Foundation continues to work diligently to raise funds to first, repair the roof on the historic Tall Chief Theater downtown, and second to restore its grandeur. We want to express our sincere gratitude to our donors who have supported us thus far, including Attorney General, Gentner Drummond and Blue Sky Bank of Fairfax and author of Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann!

We are also blessed to have Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell working with us to promote and assist our efforts in the hopes of being able to see Fairfax capitalize on expected tourism interest. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming fundraising events and efforts. As always, good things are happening in Fairfax!

To stay in the know, follow the Tall Chief Theater on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to The Fairfax Chief. Just in case you haven't seen the trailer to the movie, we've included it at the bottom of this newsletter.

We'd ask you to please consider helping us restore this valuable piece of Fairfax history to have a space available for tourists, both now and in the future, to be able to truly experience Fairfax - at its best!

Just imagine with us - a completely restored Tall Chief Theater where Killers of the Flower Moon could be shown periodically and where meetings and events could take place in a beautifully restored historic venue - right in downtown Fairfax, Oklahoma where our history may have been dark, but our future is bright as day and looking up!

Thanks for reading along!

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Yes, we've weathered our fair share of storms in Fairfax, Oklahoma. But, rather than being remembered for the setbacks, we'd rather be remembered for our comebacks...

Take the tornadoes of 2018 that ripped through town leaving much debris and devastation in their wake. We could have shrunk back and given in - but you know what we did?

We pressed on and had our Fall Festival and danced in the streets - as a community - because that is just what we do in Fairfax. We survive. We pick up the pieces. We rally together. And we support each other.

It's not a new thing - it's a Fairfax thing. Take the tragic happenings during the reign of terror depicted in David Grann's novel, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Not long after the betrayal and brutal murders of Osages a "renaissance" began. As if to counter the fear and depression that accompanied the reign of terror - Osage tribal member, Alex Tall Chief, built a splendid theater in the middle of town. It bore his name and that of the Big Hill Osage band of which he was a member. Born about this time were his daughters, Maria and Marjorie - who would dance on the stage of the Tall Chief Theater a few years later before growing up and becoming world-renowned ballerinas.

The Tall Chief Theater still stands today in downtown Fairfax and is undergoing restoration efforts. If you would like to join the resilience, aid the restoration, and be part of something sure to be inspiring - here is your chance to make a positive difference and help the Fairfax Community Foundation #SaveTheTallChief and continue the legacy.

*Content taken from "The Tall Chief Theatre, An Oklahoma and National Treasure," by the Fairfax Community Foundation. Photo credits: The Fairfax Chief

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