By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013
Sharon King Davis (center) and her three daughters own and operate the family business. Shown with Sharon are two of her daughters, Kalen Davis and Kasey Davis. (Not pictured is daughter Kelley Davis Chilcoat.)
Fourth generation Tulsan Sharon King Davis and her three daughters, Kasey Davis, Kelley Davis Chilcoat and Kalen Davis, continue their family tradition of nearly 60 years. The ladies have created and developed one of the most beautiful shopping centers in the Tulsa community, KingsPointe Village at 61st and Yale, known by residents throughout northeastern Oklahoma as an upscale lifestyle center.
The King family began Phase One construction of KingsPointe Village Shopping Center in 1999. Phase Two began in 2002. Today KingsPointe Village hosts 34 retail tenants, and the area is recognized as “The New Center of Tulsa.”
KingsPointe Village is hosting a series of summertime concerts, “Live From The Village.” Each event is presented in support of local non-profit charities and is free and open to the public. “We wanted to do something for the community that would also showcase and benefit some of our great non-profit organizations,” said Kasey. A May concert featured Mary Cogan, well known local singing artist, and benefitted the Community Food Bank.
The two remaining summer concerts will feature Easy Street Band on Friday, June 21, benefitting the Tulsa SPCA. The final “Live From The Village” presentation will spotlight the Fabulous Midlife Crisis Band and benefits the American Red Cross. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19.
Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude around 9:30 p.m. This gives you a chance to visit one of the many fine restaurants or other food specialty shops at KingsPointe for a delicious dinner or tasty treat, with plenty of time left to pick a spot and set up for an evening of fun and entertainment. Enjoy a preconcert visit to Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Dickey’s Barbecue, Hideaway Pizza, McGills, Pei Wei, or Subway. For a tasty treat, you’ll find Bodega Wine & Spirits, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. “From fashion to food, KingsPointe is the tastiest corner in Tulsa,” said Sharon.
Representatives from each charity spotlighted will be on hand to receive donations of needed items or cash if you are so moved. SPCA is celebrating 100 years in the Tulsa community. They will not have the animals for adoption at the June concert because of their concern that the crowd and noise could upset the animals. They are, however, always in need of donated items including gently used towels, blankets, collars, leashes, dog beds, treats and toys, bowls, distilled water, and cat and dog food. You will have the opportunity to speak with a representative to receive information about adopting a pet in need of a good home and some tender, loving care. Cash donations are also accepted and your generous help is always appreciated by those who cannot speak for themselves. Visit the Tulsa SPCA website at www.tulsaspca.org for more information.
At the July 19th concert with the Midlife Crisis Band, everyone will be remembering the one-year anniversary of the Oklahoma wildfires. You are asked to consider making a monetary donation. You may also want to learn more about becoming a volunteer for the Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Be sure to come early. The best spots always fill up quickly. The KingsPointe Village Summertime Concerts are a great time for some of us to remember what it was like during earlier Tulsa times, which we refer to as “the good ol’ days.”
Sharon King Davis will be your emcee for the remaining two presentations and invites you to join her for a great evening of entertainment to make you feel good while benefitting local charities. There will be prizes and coupons awarded, compliments of your KingsPointe businesses. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.