The 270 guests at Rhinestone Cowboy had a "boot-scootin’" good time at Cain’s Ballroom, dancing to live music by Nashville recording artist Taria Lee on May 3. The event supported Volunteers of America of Oklahoma and benefitted more than 2,600 individuals, including veterans, the aging and citizens who are homeless or have disabilities.
The event also honored two former Oklahoma Secretaries of Veterans Affairs: retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon and retired Maj. Gen. Myles Deering. The Heart of Courage was presented to Richard Albritton, a veteran who received employment services, and all active service military/veterans in the audience. Rumbledrum served as event planner with food prepared and catered by the Chalkboard; floral décor was by Message Floral.
Volunteers of America National President Mike King spoke about individual contributions to making our world a better place to live.
Retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon and retired Maj. Gen. Myles Deering
VOA National President Mike King addresses the audience.
Dan Higgins, second from right, and his table of friends during the live auction