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Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: Sept. 1

25th Celebration, 30th Celebration
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: September 1, 2013
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TALKING IT THROUGH

Event: Festival of Hope.

Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To benefit: HeartLine, Oklahoma's Community Crisis Connection.

What: Touted as “An Evening of Acclamation & Admiration,'' the event honored Martha Burger, Desmond Mason and the Rev. George Edwin Young Sr. for improving the quality of life for people in Oklahoma. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School received the Advocate of Hope Award for excelling in suicide prevention, education and awareness. Dr. Louise Thurman was Honorary Chairman. The evening also included a dinner and auction.

Need to Know: Celebrating the power of hope, this benefit was timed to take place before National Suicide Prevention Week.

KEEPING THE CHILDREN SAFE

Event: Melody Lane Benefit – New York Style.

Hosted By: Oklahoma chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America accredited by the Exchange Club Foundation.

Presenting Sponsor: James R. Brown Private Foundation.

Venue: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

The Evening: The benefit was a celebration of 25 years of service and the 17th annual Melody Lane benefit. Dinner was served from buffet stations, and Randy Lunsford played for dancing. Jenifer Reynolds was the master of ceremonies, and Pat Patterson auctioneered silent and live auctions. Board president Brad Davenport welcomed the guests.

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