A STYLISH EVENING
Event: Saints Ball 2012 — “Breakfast At Tiffany's”.
Presented by: St. Anthony Foundation.
Presenting sponsor: Devon.
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The evening: Glitz and elegance set the decor for this Breakfast At Tiffany's-themed evening. Kudos to Eventures who created a fantasy of sparkling gold on the stage, shimmering table cloths in varying designs and sequins and tall vases of mixed white flowers. A silent auction gave the 450 guests a chance to bid before opening remarks and a seated dinner. Following a live auction, Dave & the Wavetones entertained while guests made their way to the dance floor.
The gala was chaired by Janet and Dr. Jim Kirk and Debbie and Dr. Scott Lucas. Committee members lending a hand were Jennifer Blair, Melinda Cox, Kelly and Gary Gordon, Mary Grieme, Kim and David Rainbolt, Lisa Vaughn and Ashton Whaley.
PANSIES TAKE CENTER STAGE
Event: 56th Annual Kappa Alpha Theta Flaming Festival.
Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
What: In keeping with tradition, a variety of beautifully decorated tabletops created by KAT alumnae and area merchants were on display. A tea table covered in delectable bite size cookies was a popular spot for munching. A pantry area offered desserts baked by members, which were literally “flying off the shelves.” A special treat was a luncheon featuring Louise Bayless Parsley, award-winning author and columnist. Her book “Revelations in the Rearview Mirror: One Mother's Hard-Won and Hilarious Epiphanies on the Road to the Empty Nest” gave the first clue to her witty, fun and savvy luncheon speech.
In charge: Karma Robinson was chairman, Theta Alumnae president is Sue Ryan and committee members included Julie Branch, Ann Caylor, Jayne Clark, Lisa Franklin, Carol Joullian, Margaret Keith, Susie Kemp, Susan Laster, Adelaide Liedtke, LeAnn Lienhard, Penny McCaleb, Johnna Schick and Amber Vawter.
To benefit: Youth Services of Oklahoma County and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
A BIT OF HISTORY
Event: 20/20: Two Decades of Preservation Oklahoma.
Where: Historic Automobile Alley and the Caliber.
What: Preservation Oklahoma celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party that celebrated its first two decades and offered a vision for the future. The evening featured a premiere of a video that chronicles the first two decades of POK, by author and Route 66 expert Michael Wallis and recognition of POK's founding board members.
The Preservation Oklahoma Young Leadership Award recognized Kristen Vails, executive director of the Plaza District Association. Beau Jennings and the Tigers provided musical entertainment.