KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE
Event: Green Tie Gala — “Eat, Drink and Change A Life.”
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center.
Presented by: Catholic Charities.
To benefit: Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers and Holy Family Home of Catholic Charities, which provide assistance to homeless women in the metro area.
The evening: A true festive Irish evening with leprechauns all over the place (although none were spotted). Green was the color, and not only were numerous women wearing the finest in green dresses and scarves, but men sported ties and vests to match. A huge green bow tie was mounted on the wall behind the stage and tables and chairs wore dressy green fabric. In keeping with the theme an Irish meal was served and lively auctions included items of the same ilk.
Honored: Jim Everest, 2014 Green Tie Gala Ambassador.
Chairmen: Linda Haneborg was chairman and co-chairman was Deborah McAuliffe Senner. Patrick Raglow is Catholic Charities executive director.
ONE EGG OR TWO
Event: Omelette Party – “Color EGGsplosion.”
Where: Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
To benefit: Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Chairmen: Vicki VanStavern and Don Narcomey.
The evening: Gourmet egg dishes and omelets prepared by well known local chefs, live music by the Stars and DJ Phillip Morrison with Mixxxit Productions and an eclectic art raffle.
TOP OF THE LINE TRIBUTE
Event: Honorary Chairman Reception.
Where: Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion Phillips Pavilion.
Guests: More than 225 of Allied Arts’ top donors attended.
Honored: Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation for his exceptional support of the arts in Oklahoma. He was presented a painting by Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen.
Chairmen: July Love and Mike Turpen. Committee members were Tricia Everest, Aimee Harlow, Brenda McDaniel, Darlene Parman, Mary Blankenship Pointer and Paige Williams.
Entertainment: Art, traditional drumming, dancing and a piano performance.
A GOOD READ
Event: Literacy Live Luncheon.
Host: Community Literacy Centers.
Where: Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
Guest speaker: Sonia Manzano, “Maria” from the television show “Sesame Street.” Manzano has written award-winning children’s books as well as a book for young adults.
To benefit: Adults in the community who are learning to read. Provide students and teachers with the materials they need.
HAVING A CUP ‘A’
Event: Beaux Arts 2014 Spring Coffee.
Where: Beaux Arts Ball chairman Lauren Sullivan’s home.
What: Guests mingled and enjoyed a beautifully appointed morning coffee.