The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 24th Annual Celebration of Hope “Dignity Within Reach” luncheon was a lovely, graceful and successful event this year.
Held Sept. 20, the luncheon is the major fundraising event for The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. The event featured a massive silent auction, a live auction, distinguished guests, a fashion show and more.
The Honorary Chair and First Gentleman of the State of Oklahoma Wade Christensen shared humorous stories of what it is like to be married to Gov. Mary Fallin, who made a surprise appearance to hear her husband speak. News 9 anchor Ed Murray officiated the event.
Past honorees were also present, including Ann Felton, Brenda McDaniel, Donna Nigh, Jane Jayroe, Jeanie Webb, Jessica Schambach, Joy Richardson, LaDonna Meinders, Linda Cavanaugh, Linda Haneborg and Anita Bryant.
Entertainment was provided by Jane Hall and Charlotte Franklin, Senior Follies stars, and Greg White, director of musical theater at the University of Central Oklahoma, brought music students who provided Broadway-style entertainment.
Every year, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary supports and raises money for the numerous programs of The Salvation Army. They not only plan events but also volunteer during times of need, like disaster response, Christmas and all throughout the year.
Donations to The Celebration of Hope can be sent to P.O. Box 2095, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Attn. Celebration of Hope.