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Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: Sept. 22

Patron Party, Benefit, Ball, 50th Anniversary, Fashion Show
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: September 22, 2013
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Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

What: Dinner and an evening with country singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Wayne. He is the youngest recipient of the Salvation Army's William Booth Award. A neglected child, Wayne shared his incredible journey through song and story telling.

ROUND UP FOR A CAUSE

Event: Cattle Baron's Ball.

Hosted by: American Cancer Society.

Venue: Coles Garden

The evening: Dinner grilled on site by the Meat House in Edmond, live and silent auctions and live music by Thomas Martinez.

Co-Chairmen: Christy Taylor and Brigette Zorn.

NOT SO WICKED WITCHES

Event: “Witches” Night Off.

Venue: Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center.

To benefit: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and CityRep Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre.

What: Produced by Wicked company members, the evening was an opportunity for the actors to step out of their usual roles and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. The evening also include an auction that featured a ride in Glinda's bubble, which flew in the production of “Wicked,” and a walk on role in the actual performance of the show.

Need to know: The benefit is a part of an ongoing series of performances by the tour company to support charitable causes, which advance the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions. In seven years on the road the company has raised over $2 million.

JAMES BOND FOR THE EVENING

What: Champagne & Vespers VIP Patron Party for Chips for Children Casino Royale Benefit.

Where: Nichols Hills home of Simone and Peter Fulmer.

To benefit: Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

Featured: Vesper appetizers prepared by a celebrity chef and top of the line champagne. Guests were given a sneak peek of one of auction items that were up for bid at the Saturday benefit at Wiley Post airport.