OKC Events: March 24, 2010
Gilmore, Joan, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Even before the invitations went out, the annual Western Heritage Awards dinner April 17 was sold out. This has been a very popular event since its inception 49 years ago at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City.
Because it's standing room only for the seated dinner, the museum is taking names for a waiting list. However, for $75 you can get a ticket for the cocktail reception at 5 p.m., prior to the 6 p.m. dinner. The ticket also provides seating in video viewing party rooms, where there will be hors d'oeuvres and a host bar to keep you entertained until the awards presentation.
The museum also hosts a Jingle-Jangle-Mingle view party, where you can rub elbows with celebrities, the night before the awards dinner. This party is priced at $35 for nonmembers of the museum or $25 for museum members. Call (405) 478-2250 for view party tickets.
Honorees at the black-tie optional dinner include Tom Selleck and the late Charlton Heston, who will be inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers; Texas rancher and photographer Bob Moorhouse and the late Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie, Hall of Great Westerners; and guitarist, composer, recording artist and historian Don Edwards, Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award. Awards also will be presented in the categories of music, literature and art.
For information, call (405) 478-2250. For just $75 (or more), you can become a member of the National Cowboy Museum and get a discount on tickets
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