Pictured above are Luther Thompson and Mike Minter, current chairman of Fair Oaks Community Housing. (Submitted Photo)

Luther Thompson was recently presented with a plaque honoring the 51 years he has served on the Rock Port Community Housing, Inc. board. Luther was one of the original community members to join this board in 1965. Over the years, Luther has served as Board President and Treasurer.
Thompson, along with several other business leaders within the community, realized there was a need for senior housing in Rock Port. Fair Oaks was built in 1965. The original board included Luther, Harry Fuelling, Virgil Watts, Richard Altman, John Wanamaker, Glen Miller and Dorothy Manrose.
Thanks to the dedication of Luther and his fellow board members, Fair Oaks Housing has been up and running since it’s original opening.