Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events October 22, 2004

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events October 22, 2004

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A big crowd turned out for the annual Pathmaker Awards luncheon, presented by the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society. Carolyn Hubbard, president of the Society, presented the awards at a ceremony. Pendleton Woods, past president, read the citations.

Living honorees accepting Pathmaker Awards were Ann Felton, leader in the Habitat for Humanity program; Donna Nigh, leader in programs benefiting the handicapped; H.E. Gene Rainbolt, chairman of BancFirst and leader in fund raising for causes such as education, medical research and the arts; and James Caster, education and organizational leader.

Honored as Pathmakers from the past were the late Rubye Hibler Hall, educational and civic leader; Benoni Harrington, known as the Father of Capitol Hill; Bill E. Peavler, architect and historical preservationist, and Kenny W. Hayes, a banking executive in Jones and leader in projects benefiting northeastern Oklahoma County.

The Society's Distinguished Service Award went to Carl E. Sadler, recognizing his contributions to historical preservation and interpretation.

Gracious Ginny

This year's Crystal Orchid Award, a lovely crystal vase, went to Ginny Greenberg, longtime volunteer at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, who was recognized for her years of gracious leadership, clear sense of design and deep passion for the Gardens. She's just a neat lady to have on your side.

The award was made at the Orchids in October luncheon where the musical entertainment included Jill Justice, Celtic harp, and a musical group comprised of John M. Greenberg, lead vocals/guitars, Marble Falls, Texas; Clay Greenberg, guest vocals, Nashville, Tenn.; Bob Brown, lead guitars, Norman; and Peter Dolese, harmonica, Oklahoma City.

Clay is Ginny's older son and John, who has an album out under the name Johnny Gringo, is the younger son. Peter, of course, is with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City as Arts Festival coordinator - for his day job - and plays with musical groups the rest of the time. …

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