Leaders will help fight hunger
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma welcomes the first members of its inaugural Leadership Council, a collaborative initiative that connects young professionals passionate about fighting hunger in Oklahoma.
The council is chaired by Adam Rainbolt and co-chaired by Collins Peck. Selected for the council are Anna Farha, Caroline Brown, Cheree Harris, Chris Zach, Clay Lightfoot, Cynthia Nichols, Dennis Portis, Ellen Pogemiller, Emily Virgin, Erik Salazar, Graham Glaser, Jared Mashaney, Jenn Tupps, Julie Porter Scott, Lawre Everest, Macay McComas, Madeline Mitchell, Meaghan Brooks, Melissa Condley, Michael To, Paula Butler Wackenheim, Phi Nguyen and Sarah Brockhaus.
For more information, email Angie Gaines at email@example.com or call 604-7109.
‘BIG Tailgate’ benefit set
NORMAN — “The BIG Tailgate,” a game-day-inspired fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma-Norman will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 6 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
Tickets are $75 and corporate tables of eight are $600. Tailgate-inspired attire is encouraged, and entertainment will be provided. There also will be a variety of local restaurants sharing samples of their best dishes as well as tailgate-inspired food and drinks.
Proceeds will support mentoring youth in the Norman area. For more information about the event, contact Carly Hill at (580) 272-8587 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to bigtaste2014.kintera.org.
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, go to bbbsok.org.
Students’ writing honored
NORMAN — Four Norman students’ creative writing works have been selected for an exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The students wrote creative responses to artwork during a program at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Ashton Hare of Alcott Middle School, Moira Mosely of Longfellow Middle School, Aaron Pierce of Irving Middle School and Anabella Potts of Whittier Middle School were selected for the national exhibition.
“Museums: pARTners in Learning” includes a collection of student artwork and creative writing. The goal is to show the instrumental role that art museums play in education through museum-school partnerships. The exhibition is on display through Aug. 29.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is at 555 Elm Ave. Admission is free. For more information, go to ou.edu/fjjma.
From Staff Reports