Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: Dec. 15

Mercy Gala, Visions
BY Peggy Gandy, Published: December 15, 2013


Event: Mercy Gala.

Venue: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

To benefit: Mercy Care Fund and other critical projects of Mercy Health Foundation.

What: The evening was a beautifully decorated holiday event, truly a winter wonderland inside and out. Christmas trees in the foyer, the club's traditional towering tree in the Great Hall, centerpieces with white, gold and silver balls sitting on white cloths with silver and gold designs and bistro tables covered in sequined cloths set the tone for the evening's ambience. The bitter cold and icy streets didn't deter most of the guests who braved the 12-degree weather for this cozy fun party. The program included a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction, raffle drawing and dancing to local band Drive, which stepped in when the Ice House Band from Dallas had to cancel at 3 p.m.

Chairmen: Suzy Merritt and Patty Ruffin were co-chairmen.

Seen: Tony and Victoria Shanbour, Amy and David Sine, Mandy and Mark Ruffin, Karen and Jim Gebhart, Susan and Ramsey Drake, Billye and Jimmie Austin, Carol and Mark Lester, Rob and Sarah Wienecke, Alice and Art Mires, Lisa and Bentley Edmonds, LaRue Switzer and Bill Stoller, Dianne and Louis Gasbarra, Chell and Kit Greene, Gina and Jerry Ellis, Liz and Brad Gawey, Kristin Adams, Brian Edke and Victoria Hubbard, Kay and Gates Oliver.

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