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March 19, 2014

QUICK 5: Golliver will perform at 'Wings' benefit

STILLWATER, Okla. — Mezzo soprano April Golliver, associate professor of voice at Oklahoma State University, will perform at “Wings of Hope: Transforming Lives.”

1 What is “Wings of Hope: Transforming Lives?”

Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services is inviting the community to an event to provide information about the facility and raise funds to serve the needs of women and children in Stillwater and the surrounding five- county area. Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services is a place of safety and empowerment for individuals and families seeking refuge and renewed hope

2 Can you provide details about the event?

The evening begins at 6 p.m. March 27 in the Oklahoma State University ConocoPhillips Alumni Center. Suggested attire is business casual. Meditations will cater dinner with Chasen Shaw serving as emcee. Auctioneer Charles Kaupke will auction several items including a week in Hawaii and a six-course French dinner for six people with Ann and Burns Hargis.

3 As the featured performer, what are some of the musical selections for the evening?

The audience will hear entertaining songs such as “Bali Hai” from “South Pacific,” “So In Love” from “Kiss Me Kate,” and other music. In the final selection, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel,” we want the lyrics “when you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark ... walk on through the wind” to inspire hope and empowerment for women and children in times of crisis. Louise Reginia is the accompanist.

4 How can tickets to the event be purchased?

Call the Wings of Hope office at 405-372-9922 or email to make a reservation. Tickets are $75 per person or $130 admits two. The deadline is Monday. Event sponsorships are also available.

5 If I can’t come that night, how can I help?

There are many opportunities to volunteer or contribute to projects. Donations are needed and welcome. For more information, visit or stop by the facility at 3800 N. Washington St. to see Marie Abraham-Robinson, executive director.


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