Fundraiser Helps Muskogee Girl Scouts "Sing" at Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Posted by: Ingrid Williams
(MUSKOGEE, OK) –"Pearls of Note," the first fundraising event of its kind in Muskogee, was held at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) on August 26, 2014 and received tremendous community support. The event succeeded in raising awareness and funds to support a legacy that continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
The high note of the event was the lively performance by Jim Blair, executive director of the OMHOF, and Ramona Reed, recent inductee to the OMHOF, who entertained the audience and drew applause with old classics and humorous banter. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine as they bid on highly sought after auction baskets.
"We are so pleased with the involvement of local businesses and community members for our inaugural 'Pearls of Note' event," said Roberta Preston, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. "The continued growth in the Muskogee area has been very exciting to see, and we know that as we invest in our girls, they will change the world."
Committee Members include: Andrea Chancellor, Shironbutterfly Ray, Anita Weibel, Jan Davis, Ginger Batson, Pam Richardson, Sue Ann Hughart, Julie Ledbetter, and Mary Keys.
Event sponsors include: OG&E, Charlie's Chicken, Kenie Tyrrell, Bank of Oklahoma Foundation, Joel Cousins, Harmony House Eatery & Bakery, Lela Robinson, Suddenlink Communications, Martha Alford, Ginger Batson, Ellen Kargl-Humphrey, Kim Lynch - NonProfit Center, Holly Rosser Miller, Roberta Preston, Anita and Dennis Weibel.
Many thanks are extended to those who attended and supported the event. To connect with Girl Scouts, visit www.gseok.org or contact the local Muskogee Girl Scout Service Center at 918-683-7738.
About Girl Scouts: Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma serves approximately 13,000 girls and volunteers in 30 eastern Oklahoma counties and is a United Way agency. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-707-9914 or visit www.gseok.org.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma is a proud 2014 recipient of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium’s Community Impact Award and Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Social Justice and Human Rights Award.
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Upper photo (L-R): Susan Kenny (GSEOK staff), ShIronbutterfly Ray (GSEOK board member and event committee), Roberta Preston (GSEOK CEO), Jan Davis (committee), Andrea Chancellor (GSEOK staff), Ginger Baston (committee), and Julie Ledbetter (committee).
Lower photo: Jim Blair and Ramona Reed entertain at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma event, "Pearls of Note," held at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.