Event: Lyric Theatre's Broadway Ball — A Gallantly Gothic Affair.
Presented by: Devon Energy.
Where: Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
Honored: William J. and Robert J. Ross received the John Kirkpatrick Award for their deep sense of commitment to musical theater and theater education.
The evening: Guests were invited to wear black-tie or Gothic attire in keeping with the theme of the evening. Several Lyric performers sang selections from Broadway shows and characters from the “Adams Family'' television show introduced them. Master of ceremonies Linda Cavanaugh and Artistic Director Michael Baron welcomed the guests and announced the live auction hawked by Barry Wichert. The Burton Band played for dancing.
Chairmen: Susan Chambers was chairman and her co-chairman was Debbie Nauser.
Seen: Doris and Bob McCown, Jane Harlow, Drew and Linda Emondson, Barbara and Mason Jett, Jayne and Gary Johnston, Stacey and Eric Stiglets, Paula and Carl Stover, Bev and Phil Watts, Gail and Bill Beals, Pat and Earl Austin, Mary Dean Streich, Mike and Susan Turpen, Linda and Steve Garrett, Jane and David Thompson, John and Shirley Winblad, Dee Hessel and Wray Jolley.
A BLOOMING AFFAIR
Event: Orchids in October Luncheon.
Venue: Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Hosted by: Myriad Gardens Foundation.
Honored: Larry Nichols received the James R. Tolbert III Crystal Orchid Award, a crystal vase, in recognition of his extraordinary generosity and foresight for the renovation of the Myriad Botantical Gardens. The award was presented by James R. Tolbert III. Gerry Bonds, foundation president, Mayor Mick Cornett and Maureen Heffernan, executive director, also took part in the ceremony, which was held on the Water Stage.
The facts: Around 400 guests braved the wind to attend this event, which took place in this idyllic setting with water flowing (complete with quacking ducks) behind the stage and flora and fauna surrounding the area. In his acceptance speech Nichols mentioned the Colcord Hotel, seen in the distance, was the first downtown high rise. After the ceremony guests made their way to the Garden Restaurant and a large white tent on the grounds for a seated luncheon beautifully presented by Nonna's Euro-American Ristorante and Bar. Co-chairmen were Michael Laird and Meg Salyer.
Seen: Robert Allee, Renate Wiggin, Ray and Pat Potts, Barney and Virginia Brown, LaDonna and Herman Meinders, Avis Scaramucci, Linda Whittington, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Kris and Bill Frankfurt, Lori and Dodge Hill, Morton Payne, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Kay Goebel, Lyn and Ted Elam, Polly Nichols, Mary Nichols and Ken Bonds.
A FINE TASTE
Event: Oklahoma City Charity Scotch Tasting.
Where: Nichols Hills home of Peter and Simone Fulmer.
To Benefit: Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
The Evening: Food and six flights of premium single malt scotch and wine were served. Other features were a cigar bar, pipes and drums by the Highlanders of Oklahoma City, drink service courtesy of Hooters and a presentation by Master of Scotch Whisky, Robert Sickler.
HIGHER EDUCATION BENEFIT
Event: Langston University Annual Scholarship Gala.
Where: Cox Convention Center.
Featured: Grammy-nominated singer Brian McKnight and Langston alumnus and comedian “Jammin'' Jay Lamont.
To Benefit: Student Scholarships.
Honored: Dr. James Mosely, the Rev. J.A. Reed Jr. and Jim Reese, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, were awarded the President's Distinguished Service Award.
Masters of Ceremony: Kavaris Sims, Dontreka Matthews and Jasmine Redo.
Event: Planning Luncheon for the Creativity Ambassadors Gala.
Where: Coach House restaurant.
Welcome: Chairman Annie Bohanon welcomed guests and introduced them to the particulars about the gala on Nov. 12 at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors.
Among the guests: Gail Beals, Jenny Dunning, Jeanette Elliott, Mary Frates, Pat Gallagher, Jean Hendrickson, Abby Kurin, Susan McCalmont, Mary Ann Prior, Charlotte Richels, Teresa Rose, Sarah Sears and Lori Tyler.
THANKS FOR CARING
Event: Founding Guardian Reception.
Where: Home of Dean and Carol Stringer.
What: The stringers organized a fundraising fellowship to support Youth Services for Oklahoma County. The Guardian program is by invitation only and each Founding Guardian commits to donate at least $1,000 annually for the next three years to YSOC.