Social Scene: Peggy Gandy

Gala, Celebration, Luncheon, Dinner and Awards
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: May 27, 2012
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HELPING TO REMEMBER

Event: Memory Gala.

Hosted By: Alzheimer's Association.

Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Making It Happen: John Richels and Lee Allan Smith were co-chairmen; Gene Rainbolt was patron chairman; other chairmen were Gennie & Bob Johnson, Toni and Tom Casso, Becky and Barry Switzer, Bev and Roy Smith, Gale and Lee Bollinger, Sally and Bill Hood, Julie Sloan, William Orr, Christy Glenn, Kerry Myers and Alice Dahlgren.

Program: Ed Murray was master of ceremonies, Richels welcomed the crowd of more than 400, Mark Fried gave the opening remarks, Dr. Bob Long, the invocation, and Mark Funke presented the Maureen Regan Award to Jim Morris. Lee Allan Smith introduced Becky Switzer, the keynote speaker, who gave a poignant recount of her mother's progression into the stages of Alzheimer's disease.

A silent auction and a live auction led by auctioneer Bill Rackley, moved along quickly as guests were anxious to return home in time for the Thunder game. Banana Seat played for dancing.

Seen: Sally and Bill Hood, Gale and Lee Bollinger, Jane and David Thompson, David and Dana Russell, Don and Pat Capra, Mark and Marta McCubbin, Tom and Brenda McDaniel, Cheryl and Tom Hewett, Jose Freede and Joan Gilmore.

TOPPING OFF