On my honor

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SUNDAY LIFE -

Din­ner: The Last Fron­tier Coun­cil of the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica hon­ored The Ni­chols Fam­ily with the 2018 E.C. Joul­lian Dis­tin­guished Cit­i­zen Award. The award rec­og­nized Polly and Larry Ni­chols and their fam­ily for a life­time of con­tri­bu­tions to Scout­ing and the com­mu­nity. The event was at the Skirvin Hilton Ho­tel.

Pro­gram: On the pro­gram were Jeff Woolsey, Ron Norick, John Richels, Frank Hill, David Reid and David Rain­bolt. A video trib­ute about the Ni­chols was shown to the 400 guests. A pa­tri­otic flag pro­ces­sion by Boy Scouts pre­ceded din­ner.

Dec­o­ra­tions: Ta­bles cre­ated by flo­ral de­sign­ers at Trochta’s Flow­ers and Gar­den Cen­ter had cen­ter­pieces rep­re­sent­ing scout­ing and hik­ing in the for­est. There were bou­quets of wild­flow­ers in­clud­ing columbines, ra­nun­cu­lus, anemones and del­phinium, lanterns, camp­fires, hik­ing boots, but­ter­flies, bird nests, logs, trees, rocks, drift­wood and hik­ing trail maps.

Menu: Braised short ribs and salmon, with wild mush­room and ar­ti­choke risotto were on the menu, along with a s’mores tart fea­tur­ing toasted marsh­mal­lows.

Out­side the ban­quet hall:

100 Boy Scouts pre­sented dis­plays show­ing their scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. They set up tents and Scout ranch dis­plays, as well as a derby car dis­play. They also lined up as guests ex­ited the din­ner and thanked each per­son for his/her sup­port of Boy Scouts.

Com­mit­tees: Sue Ann

Hyde and Carol Troy were co-chair­man of the pro­gram com­mit­tee and com­mit­tee mem­bers were Karen Browne, Kris­tine Browne, Ann John­stone and Char­lotte Richels. Spon­sor com­mit­tee chair­men were Norick and John Richels and com­mit­tee mem­bers were Bill Lance, Ed Martin, David Rain­bolt, Lee Al­lan Smith, David Thomp­son, Sean Trauschke and Blake Wade. David Reid is Coun­cil pres­i­dent.

John Richels, Ron Norick, Sally Star­ling, Larry Ni­chols, Polly Ni­chols, Tyler Ni­chols, Jeff Star­ling, David Rain­bolt and Boy Scouts from Troops 15 and 193, where Tyler and John Ni­chols were Scouts in their youths.


Lee Al­lan Smith, Larry and Polly Ni­chols, and David Rain­bolt.

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