Happy Days Are Here Again


Spring Fling Co-Chairs going all out for the event

The annuel Spring Fling fundraiser brought "Happy Days" to Inverness Village in Tulsa, Okla., this year. With music from the 1950s and decorations presenting a throwback of a soda shop, diner and life-size cutouts of famous people from the era, the event was not only fun but set a community record in raising funds for benevolent care.

Leading up to the event, co-chairs Les and Nancy Gleaves promoted it with appearances as their own 1950s alter egos, including leading an afternoon of 1950s trivia with themed prizes. Their entusiasm helped created a sell-out crowd for the dinner, silent auction and live auction and set a fundraising record of $154,000, netting $143,000. The 2018 event was a 19.3 percent increase over funds raised over 2017 and an 83.3 percent increase in funds raised over 2016. Definitely Happy Days for the Benevolent Care Fund!