People & Places: Toyland Ball on Jan. 12 to benefit Parent Child Center of Tulsa
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Sunday, December 16, 2012
12/16/12 at 4:37 AM
"Sweet." It's the theme for this year's Toyland Ball, the signature event for the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and it's set for Jan. 12 at the Hyatt Regency, 100 E. Second St.
The black-tie gala will offer cocktails, dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of Mr. Cabbagehead and the Screamin' Radishes.
Jennifer Legler is ball chairwoman. Irene and Stan Burnstein are honorary chairs.
Lisa Antry will be honored as the year's Guardian Angel. She will be recognized for the difference she has made in the mission of the Parent Child Center over the past decade. She has been a driving force behind many programs and projects, has held numerous leadership positions on the board of directors, has supported vital services for children at risk for abuse and neglect, has introduced community and foundation leaders to the work of the center, and was chairwoman of one of the most successful Toyland Ball events ever.
On the auction block, featured items will include packages such as a private Lear jet getaway courtesy of Omni Air, a private dinner party for 25 at Biga, stays at vacation homes, artwork by Otto Duecker, custom jewelry by Susan Sadler, a dinner party for 12 at a private home catered by Burn Co. BBQ, an opportunity to see your child or grandchild featured on the cover of the TulsaKids Magazine, OKC Thunder tickets for four, OSU 2013 opening season football tickets in a suite, a trip for two to Barcelona, a nine-course tasting menu for 10 at Polo Grill, a getaway to the Canadian Rockies, two Instant Wine Cellar packages, a concert package at the BOK Center, a bi-plane tour of Tulsa, and a special reverse-bid auction dinner at the Tasting Room in Oklahoma City.
Two raffle packages will be offered. The first is sponsored by the Donna Dantini Witt Foundation and is for a Jacqueline Diana topaz and diamond ring and matching earring set. Only 150 tickets will be sold at $100 apiece. There are two opportunities to win, one for the ring and one for the earrings.
The second raffle is for a BBQ dinner for 40 courtesy of Rib Crib PigMen. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100.
Moody's & Martinis will offer guests a chance to win a gift certificate to Moody's. They can play Heads & Tails sponsored by Parallel Energy or capture a "Sweet" memory at the Toyland Ball photo booth. A Nurture a Child Program will offer a chance to contribute funds for the programs and services of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa.
Presenting sponsors are Stan and Irene Burnstein. Diamond patrons are Rob and Kim Cortez.
Platinum patrons include Jeff and Connie Cope, WPX, Hall Estill, F&M Bank & Trust, Jess and Miriam B. Stevens Foundation and Mollie Williford.
Gold patrons are D&L Oil Tools, Don and Pat Hardin, and Jim and Suzanne Kneale.
Among the many other patrons are Acquisition Advisors, BOK, Eagle Energy of Oklahoma, the Bama Companies, Bryan Close, International Chemical Co., Janet McGehee, River Spirit Casino, Ruth and Al Sowards of Sisk Charitable Trust, Unit Corp and Williams.
Other patrons are Arvest, Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Oklahoma, Ernst & Young, Citizens Security Bank, Helmerich & Payne, Robert and Deborah Krumme, MidFirst Bank, Tulsa Shock, Citizens Security Bank, Conner & Winters, GableGotwals, Reed and Gabbie Oppenheimer, Linda Mitchell Price Charitable Foundation, Rosemary Harris and Tracy Spears, Tom and Glenda Sisson, Hogan Taylor, the Children's Hospital of St. Francis Hospital, the University of Tulsa, and Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis PC.
Others include Bob and Laurie Berman, Stuart and Tiffany Campbell, Aaron and Michelle Choquette, Al and Evelyn Colby, Commerce Bank, Doc and Desiree Doherty, Toby Fell, David and Bonnie Gilbert, Ed and Cynthia Gustavson, John and Esther Harper, Steve and Shannon Jacques, Dave and Kay Maher, John and Julie Nickel, Ladd Sullins and Diana Jones, Bruce and Stephanie Riddle, Summit Bank and Ken Ray Underwood.
Committee members are Cynthia Bergman, Bob and Laurie Berman, Suzie Bynum, Bryan Close, Al and Evelyn Colby, Joshua Cole, Mike Cooke and Sarah Hansel, Marcie Crow, Murray and Cathey Crow, Andrea Ellinor, Rosemary Harris, Julie Hill, Greg and Ginger Holley, Alexie Kindrick, Mellonie Lawlis, Bill Legler, Janet McGehee, Don and Melinda McKinney, Kathryn Offermann, Hillary Parkurst, Al and Ruth Sowards, Georgenia Van Tuyl, and Steve and Jane Wright.
The mission of the Parent Child Center of Tulsa is to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment and advocacy. It is a partner agency of Tulsa Area United Way and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
For more information about the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, go to tulsaworld.com/parentchild
For more information on the ball, contact special events coordinator Melody Hughes at email@example.com or 918-699-0501.
Original Print Headline: Toyland Ball is 'Sweet' on helping children
Marcie Crow (left), Stan and Irene Burnstein, and Jennifer Legler are helping organize the Toyland Ball, which benefits the Parent Child Center of Tulsa. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World