Nearly 700 people attended the patriotic-themed Carnivale benefitting Mental Health Association Oklahoma on March 24.
Dancers in 1940s attire performed to patriotic music.
Photos by Tom Gilbert
Nearly 700 people attended the patriotic-themed Carnivale on March 24. The gala at the Cox Business Center captured the relentless spirit of a World War II-era victory celebration, thanks to details by event planner TPC Studios. The 16-piece band Liquid Blue played Big Band tunes during dinner, which was followed by the event’s signature dance party. Chaired by Shiela and Ted Haynes, Carnivale 2018 raised nearly $1.2 million for Mental Health Association Oklahoma to support those confronting veteran homelessness due to mental health and substance abuse issues.
Patrons Daniel Regan and Stephanie Cameron
Patrons Pete and Tina Patel
Patrons Stuart Ashworth and Moises Echeverria
A large naval ship designed by TPC Studios helped transport the event to a different era.