By: Michael Lail | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2007
Lucy Willis, manager of donor relations at the Tulsa Boys’ Home, wears a gown from Colors on Main in downtown Sand Springs. She will be in attendance at Sand Springs’ Generosity Ball.
Interested in helping troubled boys? The Sand Springs community is continuing an exciting holiday tradition. Its Generosity Ball, which is slated for Saturday, December 8, is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Tulsa Community College West. And to help guests enjoy the equine-related theme, upscale “western sparkle” attire is encouraged.
The Generosity Ball is more than just fun for those in attendance. Each year, a charity in Sand Springs receives the proceeds from the event. This year, the event will benefit the Tulsa Boys’ Home’s new Therapeutic Equine Program. Helping to organize and put on the event is the Generosity Ball Committee. Members of the committee include: Gregg and Jennifer Conway, Kaye Davis, Teressia Kehr, Judy Treat, Lucy Willis, Pat Parker, Mike Murphy, Marsh Howard and Michael Lail.
Guests at the event will be entertained throughout the evening. Big band tunes by the 18-member band, “The Sounds of Music,” will be played for dancing, listening and overall enjoyment during the ball. Upper Crust Catering will prepare a delicious buffet dinner, and a silent auction will also take place throughout the evening.
“We are delighted that the Tulsa Boys’ Home was chosen as this year’s recipient of the proceeds,” says Gregg Conway, executive director of the Tulsa Boys’ Home. “My wife, Jennifer, and I attended the ball in previous years, and it was just a lot of fun! I hope that all of our stakeholders will join us this year at the Generosity Ball.”
Shoemaker’s Photography of Sand Springs will be on hand to preserve the memories had by guests through high-quality photographs. To see photographs of previous Generosity Ball events, visit www.sandspringschamber.com/generosity_ball.htm.
The Tulsa Boys’ Home was founded in 1918 as the first boys’ home in Oklahoma. The residential treatment facility helps 11- to 18 year-old-boys with emotional and behavioral problems, and it serves about 137 boys each year. A United Way agency, the Tulsa Boys’ Home is located in west Tulsa County on 158 acres at 2727 S. 137th W. Ave. in Sand Springs.
Tickets are now available for $50 per person and include dinner, music and dancing. A table for 10 people is $500, and sponsorship opportunities are currently available and encouraged. For tickets or information, please call Lucy Willis at (918) 245-0231, extension 5055, or send her an e-mail at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.