Peggy Gandy: Social Scene

Luncheons, 25th Anniversary, Retirement Party, Charity Golf
By Peggy Gandy Published: May 20, 2012


Event: An Evening Honoring Dr. Edna McDuffie Manning.

What: A celebration of Dr. Manning's retirement after more than 24 years of service, as well as a benefit for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Faculty Endowment.

Where: OSSM campus.

Planners: Event chairmen included Dan Little, Jerry Burger, Sue Ann Hyde and Geoffrey Simpson. The sponsorship committee included Cecilia Abrams, Ann Alspaugh, the late Gene Barth, Lance Benham, Joel Champlin, Julie Hall, Ken Fergeson, Joan Frates, Linda Frazier, Sarah Hogan, Karen Luke, Lou Kerr, Barbara Paul, Linda Rodgers, Marianne Rooney, Meg Salyer, Shawna Simpson, George Singer, Susan Stone, Barbara Thompson, Jim Vallion, Bruzzy Westheimer and Susan Winchester.


Event: Pros for Africa — Pop Tab Purse Project Unveiling.

Where: Devon Boathouse.

What: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a Catholic nun, taught her students at St. Monica's Tailoring School in Gulu, Uganda, how to crochet accessories such as purses and belts out of aluminum pop tabs sent from Oklahoma. Around 200 of these items were sold recently at this special benefit evening. Oklahoman Rachelle Whitten and her husband, Reggie, helped make the purse project a reality by co-founding Pros for Africa.