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Howl, Holler, Hoot, Whatever — Tulsans Asked to Just Make Some Noise for Frontline Workers


For at least two minutes Friday night, River Parks wants Tulsans to stand in their driveways, poke their heads out a window or otherwise get outside a safe distance from their neighbors and make some noise.

Great Tulsa Howl and Holler organizer Mary Fencl said it’s a gesture to thank front-line workers like health care providers, grocery store employees and delivery drivers.

"It kind of reminds me of ‘Horton Hears a Who’ from Dr. Seuss," Fencl said. "Every voice matters, every sound counts and that’s the way that we can really make an impression is if everybody does band together and show support like these folks need it."

While the noisy event is meant as a gesture of thanks during the COVID-19 pandemic, maybe it can also ease some feelings of isolation from practicing social distancing.

"I think that truly, everybody’s just longing for some kind of social interaction of any kind and also longing to show that support for all of our hometown heroes," Fencl said.

You can make any noise you want, from howling at the moon to banging on pots and pans. Fecnl will be blaring some music and having a dance party with her 3-year-old.

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