Beans and Cornbread Luncheon
Celebrating Freedom from Addiction: It’s Worth Celebrating!
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. will be hosting its annual Beans and Cornbread luncheon at St. Luke’s Event Center, 222 NW 15th Street, Oklahoma City starting at 11:30 am. The luncheon benefits residential programs that assist Oklahoman’s who want to recover from substance abuse. FIRSTEP has been providing residential recovery services for 30 years in Oklahoma City. An art sale will be held during the event featuring artwork by FIRSTEP residents. The key note speaker is Kelly Dyer Fry. Mike Turpen will MC the event.
Kelly Dyer Fry serves as Editor of The Oklahoman and Vice President of News for OPUBCO Communications Group. She oversees content across multiple platforms including The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Multimedia and General Manager of NewsOK.com. Fry led the team that launched NewsOK.com in 2001. Fry, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, has spoken at several national media conferences including those sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America and the National Association of Broadcasters. She has twice presented at the American Press Institute in Reston, Virginia. A third generation journalist, Fry has been with OPUBCO since 1994. She began her career there as features editor before joining the digital operation in 1996. She has also worked in public relations at the University of Central Oklahoma and her family’s newspaper in El Reno. She serves on the following boards: Oklahoma Outreach Foundation, Citizens for Juvenile Justice Advisory Council and the editorial advisory board for the Oklahoma State University student newspaper. In past years, she has served on the boards of The American Red Cross and Travelers Aid. Together she and her husband Chris have four grown children: Eric and Sam Hochenauer and Whitney and Lindsey Fry. The family resides in Edmond.
The luncheon is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 405-568-4469 or click here to register online.
FIRSTEP was established in 1987.