THE WILL TO SURVIVE
Event: Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Awards Gala.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Co-chairmen: James Moore, Al Moorad, Kathey Sandler, Keith Wilton, Roshan Pujari, and Desmond and Andrea Mason.
Courage awards recipients: Jake McGehee, Dara Wanzer and Amanda Meyer.
Need to know: For 19 years, Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation has presented Courage Awards to individuals who display bravery throughout their rehabilitation.
The evening: Cocktails, dinner catered by the Petroleum Club, silent and live auctions, presentation of awards, personal testimonials and dancing to the music of SquadLive.
ALL SHOOK UP
Event: '50s Sock Hop.
Where: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.
What: Impression Live entertained with a '50s floor show that knocked the audience's socks off (no pun intended)! They belted out numbers such as “At The Hop,'' “Never My Love,'' Old Time Rock N Roll,'' “Peggy Sue,'' “Can't Help Falling In Love,” “Rock Around the Clock,'' “Rockin' Robin,” “Great Balls of Fire,'' “Jail House Blues'' and many more.
Members and guests got with the beat and more than one took the stage to participate in a twist number. Tables were centered with black and white checked cloths and soda glasses filled with flowers and acrylic straws. Stage curtains, covered with 45 rpm records, set the background for the performers. Numerous poodle skirts, rolled-up jeans, scarves, letter and leather jackets and saddle oxfords were the attire for the evening. George Nigh sported a hair style for the party that appeared to have sprouted overnight, and Don Bobzien and Don Carter wore letter jackets from their high school days.
Seen: Ray and Barbara Bauer, Jean and Darell Theissen, Kim Davis, Jim and Chris Gregath, Roberta and Don Carter, David Tarpenning, Art and Joane Schmidt, Jim Norick, George and Donna Nigh, Helen and David Mercer, Dick and Linda Wegener, Gracie Moyers and Don Bobzien.
HELPING THINGS GROW
Event: Casino Florale.
What: An Oklahoma City Beautiful fundraiser to benefit the beautification programs.
Where: The ‘Shoppes' at Northpark Mall.
The fun: Guests participated in a casino-type atmosphere, inspired by lights and attractions from Las Vegas. Winnings were turned into tickets, which were entries into one of several raffles by local merchants.