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Oklahoman Published: October 21, 2012
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For information, call 286-4000 or email or go to to see a video.

Breakfast to benefit Elks Lodge

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancakes breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 to benefit the programs of the Midwest City Elks Lodge #1890 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, located at 8635 SE 15 in Midwest City.

Cost is $5 per person for ages 13 and older; Children 12 and younger eat free.

Proceeds benefit Lodge programs, including the various programs of the Youth Activities Committee — Americanism Essay Contest, Drug Awareness program in local elementary schools, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot and the Scholarship Program; the Veterans Affairs Program; the Christmas Basket Program and other community-oriented events.

For information or advance tickets, call Dick Kanenchen at 672-3650 or Perralynne Perry at 677-6270.

Fifth annual Fall into Fashion Charity Show to benefit family

The fifth annual Fall Into Fashion Charity Show on Thursday at Spring Creek Plaza will show off the latest fashion trends and raise money to help a family whose twins were diagnosed this year with a rare genetic disorder.

The pre-fashion show and gift basket raffle will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 7 p.m. at Spring Creek Plaza, 1484 S Bryant Ave., in Edmond.

Proceeds go to the family of twins Griffin and Logan Chill, son of Karlee and Jeff Chill. Logan Chill died in August at nearly 2 after a battle with Alpers' Syndrome, a progressive neurodevelopmental syndrome caused by a genetic mutation. His twin brother Griffin also has Alpers'.

For more information on Spring Creek Plaza and the Griffin and Logan Chill Family go to

Science museum to celebrate chemistry with special activities

Science Museum Oklahoma will host Chemistry Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, when special activities will be dedicated to chemistry.

Chemistry Day is the first of three museum “holidays” celebrated during the school year and is sponsored by The Oklahoman. Activities are included with general admission to the museum. For more information or to reserve discounted tickets for large groups, call 602-3760 or go to

‘Purple Purse' raises money for domestic violence survivors

An Enid insurance agent is participating in The Allstate Foundation's effort to raise $250,000 for survivors of domestic violence.

David Burrows, owner of an Allstate Agency in Enid, is one of the agents who is part of “Join Together to Pass the Purple Purse” to benefit the YWCA.

Registering at triggers a $5 donation. Burrows will be passing an actual purple purse throughout the community until Oct. 31 to raise more money.

For more information, go to

Compiled by Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Assistant Features Editor, and Peggy Gandy, Social Scene columnist. Please email your nonprofit news to and calendar items to

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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