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Peggy Gandy: Social Scene

Dinner, Music, Luncheon,
Oklahoman Published: April 22, 2012


Event: Integris Foundation Circle of Friends Gala.

Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Facts: More than $456,000 was raised and 700 guests attended.

Co-Chairmen: Gene Barth and Dr. Murali Krishna. Committee members included Jennifer Chrysant, Amy Duffy, Judith Duffy, Lynda Fredrickson, Fran Gounds, Julie Hammes, Norma Harris, Ken Heindenreich, Cheryl Hewett, Sally Hood, Lynn Horton, Barbara Jett, Jenny Kallenberger, Donna Lawrence, Elaine Levy, Sherry McBee, Patti Mellow, Lisa Mitchell, Beth Pauchnik, Jill Smith, Debbie Suton, Dr. Los Salmeron, Marjorie Shadid, Pat Wallis, Brad Walker, Toby Walker.

The Evening: Foundation Executive Director Brad Walker and Integris President and CEO Bruce Lawrence spoke briefly. Dr. Philip Mosca received the Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding commitment to Integris Health, its foundations and the community. Dr. R. Murali Krishna, president and chief operating officer of Integris Mental Health and founder and president of the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, gave an introspective lecture on the purpose and work being done in mental health. Proceeds benefit Integris Mental Health, the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit and its Patricia Price Browne Lecture Fund.

Entertainment: Stepping up the adrenaline level, The Unexpected Boys & The Unexpected Surfer Boys, took the stage to fire up their band and vocalists and move the guests to the dance floor. Very few empty seats were spotted. No one could resist the beat of the music which seemed to transcend the generations.

Seen: Sue Ann and Dudley Hyde, Carol and Mack Troy, Jeannie and John Drake, Jenny and David Kallenberger, Rick and Sherri Russell, Polly and Larry Nichols, Margaret and Jay Henry, Lee and Gale Bollinger, Annie Bohanon and Henry Browne, Janie and Jon Axton, Sherry and Ike Bennett, Chris and Kelly Fry and Ann and Barry Gray.


What: Oklahoma City premiere of “Deadline,” a new suspenseful, fact-based drama about two investigative reporters and starring Steve Talley and Eric Roberts.

Where: Bricktown Harkins Theatre.

Event: The Oklahoman served as the host of the special screening, and proceeds benefited the United Way of Central Oklahoma, represented by Debby Hampton, president and CEO.

Special feature: After the movie, The Oklahoman Features Editor Matt Price led a Q&A by phone with Curt Hahn, executive producer and director, and author/screenwriter Mark Ethridge.

Deadline is adapted from Ethridge's novel, “Grievances,” and he is the former managing editor of the Charlotte (S.C.) Observer.

Sponsors: Diamond level: Michael Hampton, D.D.S., and YWCA Oklahoma City; Platinum: Downtown OKC Tag Agency, Douglas Branch, Thomas Chidester and DJ Hackney; and Silver: Pam Cross and Claudia Lovelace.



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