Peggy Gandy: The Social Scene

Ball, Gala, Luncheon, Inauguration, Reception
By Peggy Gandy, Published: November 25, 2012

Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Hosted By: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Event Underwriter: Helen and Wil Webster.

Presented: Lika Behar, courtesy of Naifeh Fine Jewelry. Guests shopped her jewelry at both a preparty and before the seated luncheon began.

Honorary Chairman: Brenda McDaniel.

The Program: Participating in the program were event co-chairmen Julie Hall and Donna Bozalis, Shana Huffman, Lika Behar and Suzanne Owens. Annie Bohanon gave a moving tribute to the late Gene Barth.

Special: Cole McDaniel gave a patient testimonial about his experience at HRI, his surgeries and his renewed quality of life. A courageous young man, McDaniel moved the audience who quickly rose to their feet and applauded when he finished.

Table Hosts: Sherry Bennett, Hedra Merson, Sharlene Branham, Linda Haneborg, Tammy Cole, Irma Elliott, Pam Fleischaker, Pat Gallagher, Mary Ellen Gumerson, Carol Kaspereit, Marcy Kenney, Lana Lopez, Jane Thompson, Elissa Norwood, Jan Powell, Pam Shdeed and Judie Steelman.


What: The portrait of John E. Kirkpatrick, which hangs inside the Plaza Theatre of Oklahoma, was unveiled at a reception at the theater.


Event: Inauguration of Frank Wang, Ph.D., as president of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

Where: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

Speaker: Joseph H. Taylor Jr., Ph.D., winner of the 1992 Nobel Laureate in Physics.


Event: Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting — “At The Hop'' Reception.

Where: Downtown Sheraton Hotel Century Ballroom.

The Evening: Guests wore 1950s attire and competed for best costume. Dave and the Wavetones provided the music, and a “homecoming court” was selected. Thunder Girls representatives also attended.


Event: Industry Appreciation Night.

Where: OG&E Room, Downtown Petroleum Club.

Hosts: Desk and Derrick Club of Oklahoma City.

What: A nonprofit international organization whose purpose is to promote educational and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum energy and allied industries. The evening was a tribute to employers for their generous support throughout the year.