Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: March 31, 2013

BY Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: March 31, 2013
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TAKING A STAND

Event: National Advocacy Day Meeting.

What: Members of the Oklahoma State Alliance of YMCAs met with U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, during the nonprofit's National Advocacy Days. The Y advocated for issues regarding youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

YOUTH RECOGNIZED

Event: Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth Annual Gala.

Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Honored: Marnie Taylor, Mathis Brothers Furniture and Jessica Caldwell.

The evening: The Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County celebrated individuals and organizations who helped champion a safer community by helping improve the lives of youth in the country.

MILESTONE

Event: Myriad Botanical Gardens 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Where: Myriad Gardens Restaurant.

What: Dignitaries, visionaries, Garden founders, and board members gathered for a reception celebrating the Gardens 25th anniversary. Several speakers expounded on the renovation of this wonderful green space open to the public as well as projected projects of the area. James R. Tolbert III gave an illustrated presentation of the history of the Myriad Gardens. Maureen Heffernan, the present Executive Director and JoAnn Pierce, the first Executive Director, also spoke.

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