Hampton family members donate land for Habitat neighborhood
Ponca City Now - April 9, 2015 4:22 pm
By Beverly Bryant/News Director
Sisters Judy Million of Ponca City and Mary Montfort of Oklahoma City, along with their sister Joan Long of Wheaton, Ill., on Thursday turned over the deed to family property on West Grand Avenue for Hampton Hope, a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood.
The sisters are the daughters of the late businessman J.C. Hampton, an early resident of Ponca City. The women also had one brother, the late John Hampton.
The property is on the north and south sides of Grand Avenue at Peachtree Street. It is part of the Hampton family’s 160-acre tract farmed by their parents.
Habitat for Humanity plans to build nine new homes on the properties.
Development Services Director Chris Henderson said at the dedication that permits have already been issued for two of the homes.
Erin Liberton, Habitat Board President, said the project will require work from many volunteers and asked individuals as well as companies to consider being part of the work crew to make the project happen.
The Rev. James Riggs of Asbury United Methodist Church said a blessing for the land at the end of the ceremony.