Thursday, April 14, 2011

Black Caucus to Honor Mary Fallin, Vicki Miles LaGrange and Yvonne Hovell

On April 25, the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus is honoring three remarkable Oklahoma women. They are:

  • Governor Mary Fallin, the first female governor in the State of Oklahoma
  • The Honorable Vicki Miles LaGrange, the first African American woman to chair a United States Judicial District in Oklahoma and the first African American to be elected to the Oklahoma Senate;
  • Yvonne Hovell, owner and general manager of Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Tulsa, who was the first female in the State of Oklahoma to own a dealership.

The 19th Biennial A. C. Hamlin Awards Banquet begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd Street in Oklahoma City. Those wishing to attend should contact Rep Jabar Shumate’s office at (405) 557-7406 or for further information. Tickets, priced $50 apiece, must be purchased by Monday, April 18.

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