Peggy Gandy: Social Scene

Dance, Fundraisers
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: February 24, 2013
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TASTE BUDS FRENZY

Event: The Taste of Oklahoma City.

To Benefit: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oklahoma's one-to-one mentoring programs.

Presenting sponsor: Chesapeake Energy.

Venue: Renaissance Ballroom, Cox Convention Center.

The evening: 30 local restaurants displayed tastes of foods from their menu items for guests to enjoy. Silent and live auctions also gave Big Brothers/Big Sisters supporters a chance to bid on items of their choice in order to further support the fundraiser.

Masters of ceremony: Lane Tompkins and Ashton Edwards.

Officers: Oklahoma City area director is Rachel Hernandez, and OKC area resource board chairman is Lee Ann DeArmon.

Of note: Big Brothers/Big Sisters is a donor-supported volunteer organization that provides children facing adversity caring adult mentors and friends, who through professionally supported relationships help to change their lives.

CANDY AND SUCH DELIGHTS

Event: Chocolate Decadence.

Where: Hudson Essex Loft Office Building.

To benefit: Historic Automobile Alley.

The evening: Decadent chocolate treats from local restaurants and caterers, and wine, gourmet coffees and Champagne were served. This Valentine-inspired benefit also included smooth jazz music and an auction.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Event: Night at the Oscars Joie De Vie Dance.

Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Winners: Winning Oscars for lookalikes went to Terry Runnels (Sean Connery) and Jackie Short (Liza Minnelli).

President: Rich Rodgers is president of the Joie De Vie Dance Club.