Sip for Sight Gala
The 28th annual Sip for Sight “Luck of the Iris” Gala was March 16 at the Mayo Hotel.
Patrons Chris Brecht-Smith and Debra and Crystal McDaniel
Ian Danziger/Danziger Photography
The 28th annual Sip for Sight “Luck of the Iris” Gala was March 16 at the Mayo Hotel. A separate Grand Tasting on March 23 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center featured samples from 16 local restaurants and wine tastings from top vintners.
Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) hosted both events, raising $220,000 to support vision screenings for children in all 77 Oklahoma counties.
The Mayo Hotel prepared food for the gala, and the Harmon Williams Trio provided live music. Local chef and philanthropist Shannon Smith received the inaugural Sherry Walkabout “Eye on the Community” award for her contributions to Vizavance.
Emcee Gentry Johnson
A painting in the live auction by P.S. Gordon
Brad Martin, Vizavance board president; Sip for Sight chairs Paul and Nancy Bizjack; and Brandon Miller, Vizavance vice president of financial development
Dinner was served in the Mayo Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.