Peggy Gandy: Social Scene

Holiday Party, Christmas ball, Winter Gala, Auction
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: December 23, 2012
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photo - James Billingsley, Jeanne Harris, Lisa and Rex Hodges. Photo by David Faytinger for the Oklahoman____
James Billingsley, Jeanne Harris, Lisa and Rex Hodges. Photo by David Faytinger for the Oklahoman____

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Event: Holiday Party.

Venue: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.

Hosts: Men's and Women's Tennis Association of Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.

To benefit: Infant Crisis Services.

What: A traditional annual cocktail party with heavy hors d'oeuvres and lots of Christmas cheer.

FESTIVE WESTERN

Event: Michael Martin Murphey's 18th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball.

Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Presenting event sponsor: Express Employment Professional & Express Ranches.

The evening: Guests, dressed in Western attire, enjoyed a buffet supper and entertainment featuring Michael Martin Murphey. A family oriented event, the ball was inspired by the original holiday ball in Anson City, Texas, in 1885.

LENDING A HAND

Event: Auction for NEEDS Foundation, Helping End Hunger.

Host: Amini's Galleria.

What: A private auction for the NEEDS Foundation, which helps feed hungry Oklahomans with unserved restaurant food. Food, drinks, poker and billiards, as well as other games, were available for guests, and there was a sale of special items.

HELPING RESEARCH

Event: Winter Gala for Team Fox.

Where: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman.

To benefit: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research. The gala is the state's only community Team Fox event in support of this research.

Host: Dr. Nicole Jarvis Zimmerer, an OB-GYN physician who has Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.


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