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Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: May 19

Reception, Teen Board Party, Dinner, Gala, Ice Cream Social, Awards Banquet
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Modified: May 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm •  Published: May 19, 2013
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GENEROSITY

Event: Impact Oklahoma Grant Awards Reception.

Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

What: During its annual meeting followed by a reception, members of Impact Oklahoma voted to award grants to the following central Oklahoma nonprofit organizations: White Fields; Neighborhood Services Organization's Carolyn Williams Center; D-DENT and Central Oklahoma Christian Camp.

Need to Know: Since its inception in 2005, the organization has awarded nearly $2 million in grants. The grants given during each funding year is contingent upon the number of members who join.

TEENS MAKE IT HAPPEN

Event: Step Right Up Baby.

Presented by: The Teen Associate Board of Infant Crisis Center.

Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

What: Carnival-themed, the evening offered silent and live auctions with more than 200 bid items.

To benefit: To help feed and diaper thousands of needy babies and toddlers in the community.

BEING RECOGNIZED

Event: Tribute to Excellence Dinner.

Presented by: Arthritis Foundation.

Where: Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

Honored: Gov. Bill Annoatubby and Danya Impson, age 9.

Need to know: Arthritis is the No. 1 disabling disease.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SMILES

Event: Fourth Annual Gala for Smiles, “Golden Night.”

Hosted by: The Smile Colombia Foundation.

Where: Oklahoma City Farmers Market.

To benefit: Colombian children in need through education and social development.

The evening: Gourmet Latin cuisine, live music and silent auction.