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Stars visit Oklahoma City for 2013 Celebrity Waiters Gala

The 16th annual Celebrity Waiters Gala in Oklahoma City will feature an assortment of actors and celebrities from near and far. It will benefit the CARE Center. Visiting NewsOK's studios on Friday were John O'Hurley, best known for "Seinfeld," and Christopher Rich from "Reba."
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Modified: April 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm •  Published: April 12, 2013

The 2013 Celebrity Waiters Gala on Friday will feature stars including IronE Singleton of “The Walking Dead,” Kevin Dobson of “Knots Landing” and John O'Hurley, known for portraying J. Peterman on “Seinfeld.”

The gala is the 16th annual event, but this is the first year it has expanded to include more than local celebrities, organizers said.

It begins at 6 p.m. at the Farmers Public Market, 311 S Klein Ave.

Funds raised will go to the CARE Center, Oklahoma City's child abuse response evaluation center, where children see counselors and go through forensic interviews with law enforcement investigators. It is set up to provide the possible abuse victims with compassion, love and respect in a safe environment.

Upon arriving Friday night, attendees can buy “Care dollars” and use that currency to “pay” for autographs with the celebrities, for them to perform silly actions and for other stunts.

Other celebrities, who arrived from Los Angeles on Thursday, include Patrika Darbo from “Days of Our Lives,” Camille Winbush of “The Bernie Mac Show” and Paula Trickey of “The O.C.”

Contributing: Features Editor Matthew Price

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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IF YOU GO

Tickets available

A handful of tickets remained for sale Thursday. For information, call 236-2100. For information about the Care Center, go to www.carecenter-okc.org.

ALSO ...

Additional appearance

IronE Singleton, who played T-Dog on AMC's “The Walking Dead,” will appear from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble, 13800 N May Ave., signing copies of his autobiography.

Singleton's personal tale of transforming his life is told in “Blindsided by the Walking Dead.” Singleton played the drug kingpin Alton in the film “The Blind Side.”

For more information, go to www.ironesingleton. com.

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