Eastern Oklahoma

Eastern Oklahoma Section

Eastern Oklahoma Christmas party

Eastern Oklahoma Christmas party

Eastern Oklahoma
Thursday, December 9, 2021 -
6:45pm to 8:45pm



The Eastern Oklahoma section held their annual Christmas party at Freddie’s Event Center in Sapulpa OK on Thursday December 9, 2021. Thirty-five members enjoyed a dinner with choice entrees of Smoked Filet, Salmon, or Grilled Chicken.

The section presented a special plaque to John Kushnerick for serving as section President for the past five years. The Member of the Year award was presented to Richard Jagel for his nine years of service as section Treasurer. Door prizes for the evening were provided by Kristen Bebout and the staff of Jackie Cooper Mercedes Benz.

President Brian Johnson reviewed the 2021 calendar and outlined upcoming 2022 gatherings for January, February, and an upcoming tech session with  cocktail party and the unveiling of the new EQS sedan at Jackie Cooper Mercedes Benz. Jim Rice, Chair of the Events committee distributed a survey seeking priority for potential driving events in 2022 with members  asked to rank their top five trips for the event committee to plan from a list of potential destinations.

 Thanks to Jim Rice for shepherding a food drive for Arms Around Broken Arrow food pantry. Members collected  hundreds of pounds of canned goods and boxed dry goods.

The highlight of the evening is always the “Dirty Santa” gift exchange. Most gifts stayed with their original owners. However, Cathe Kehe and Harriet Kushnerick  were victims of  multiple steals. In the end we hope everyone walked away with a gift they enjoyed.

A special thanks goes out to Ron and Jean Hardage for serving as the event chairs on this event. They always are on top of the event planning and provide centerpieces for each table.