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March 12th Speaker's Ball features cocktails, dessert, dancing, auction

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 22, 2010

“Souled Out” Band played for The Speaker’s Ball. (Photos provided).

The Speaker’s Ball  “After Party” was March 12 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. House Speaker Chris Benge and his wife, Allison, were hosts and invited guests for cocktails, dessert and dancing to the music of “Souled Out.”

They called it the “Party After the Party That Never Happened.” The original Speaker’s Ball had been planned for January in the Centennial Building of the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, but was snowed out.

There was a live auction to benefit the Regional Food Bank and the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma.

House Speaker Chris Benge welcomes guests to The Speaker’s Ball.

Gov. Brad Henry was at the party.

Congresswoman Mary Fallin enjoyed the event.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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