Event: JDRF Central Oklahoma Hope Gala — Type 1 Diabetes Event.
Where: Renaissance Hotel/Cox Convention Center.
The evening: A black-tie event, the evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions and JDRF's signature Fund A Cure program, during which contributions were made to go directly to diabetes research.
Honored: Dan Boren, a former U.S. Representative, was honored for his help and support of the cause. The presentation was made by gala chairman Lisa Robertson.
Leaders: Lisa Robertson was co-chairman. Eric Johnson is president of the board of directors.
Event: Angels and Friends Party.
Where: Myriad Gardens Restaurant Space.
Presented by: Arvest Bank.
What: This 46th annual event traditionally takes place on the evening of the opening of the Festival of the Arts. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, it is the Council's only fundraising party of the year. Food tastings were provided by a variety of local restaurants. Alegria Real played a blend of American and Caribbean music.
Who: Lindsey Pever is director of development, Stacy Hawthorne is communications director.
VOLUNTEERS WITH A PURPOSE
Event: Reception and Awards Ceremony of the Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma (ESSCO).
Where: Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
Presentations: The Center of Family Love in Okarche received the Harry Perry Award and Edmond Mobile Meals was given the first-time Bill Phillips Award, named for founding ESSCO Executive Director William J. Phillips.
DAR E-1 Cadet Gunnery Sgt. Keanu Duran, Cadet 1st Lt. Justin Sherman, State Regent Pat McFall, Cadet Captain Nicole Moore, Cadet Corporal Edgar Rosas. (Color Guard from MC Jr. ROTC from Grant High School) PHOTO PROVIDED