The Osage County Historical Society has announced the honorees for its annual Heroes and Legends fundraiser dinner and auction. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 2, at the Ag Building at the county fairgrounds.
The honorees will be Cha’ Tullis of Hominy, Chester “Chet” Reyckert of Skiatook, W. Robert Wilson, Milton Labadie and Maybelle Kennedy.
Tullis is an artist whose sculpture and murals are among the highlights of any visit to Hominy. Reyckert is a well-known businessman and community leader in Skiatook.
The late Kennedy, a leading member of the Pawhuska business community, was a premier pioneer woman in these parts long before the Internet helped “The Pioneer Woman” become a household name in the twenty-first century. Mrs. Kennedy and her family traveled to Oklahoma in covered wagons well before statehood.
Labadie, born in 1930, grew up in rural Osage County near the Red Eagle community. He grew up to become a highly respected banker and a civic leader in Barnsdall and Pawhuska.
Wilson, born in 1935, was an outstanding law student at the University of Oklahoma, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and he went on to become a leading member of the Osage County legal community.
The Heroes and Legends fundraiser is a major event that supports the Osage County Historical Society Museum, located on Lynn Avenue in Pawhuska. The Osage County Historical Society board of directors includes Alan Brown, Jerry Butterbaugh, Frederick Drummond, Diana Garrett, Garrett Hartness, Greg Hembree, Jimmie Ratliff II and Shirley Roberts.
Tickets are $35 each, and reserved tables of six seats each are $250. Tickets are sold only in advance and are available from board members or by calling the Historical Society Museum at 918-287-9119.