Dr. Mouzon Biggs Honored

The Rotary Club of Will Rogers in Tulsa and the Will Rogers Museum and Memorial in Claremore, Will’s hometown, have joined forces for several years to honor Will Rogers. A major component of this celebration is the Will Rogers Gala, an evening celebration in Tulsa, including dinner and entertainment. The Gala culminates in the honoring of an individual who embodies the spirit of Will Rogers and his impact on the world.

This year’s Spirit Award recipient is Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., pastor of Boston Avenue Methodist Church; well known for his service to the Tulsa Community. He is past-president of the National Conference for Community and Justice in Tulsa. He also serves on the board of Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, is a past-president of the downtown Rotary Club, and is active in interfaith trialogue.

Dr. Biggs is a well-known speaker and clinician, having addressed churches, colleges, conventions, and Chambers of Commerce across a 28-state area. He has traveled in 41 countries. He is the author of Moments to Hold Close, and co-authored the best-selling book When You Graduate with Dr. Charles Allen of Houston.

The evening began at 6 p.m. with a Champagne/Wine reception and well-known Saxophonist Grady Nichols. An elegant dinner was served by Upper Crust Catering with Fuad Baitari, owner and Executive Chef. The program included very special entertainment from soloist Richard Sutliff and Will Roger’s impersonator, Doug Watson. Speakers included Oliver Howard, OCCJ President; Michelle Lefebvre-Carter, Director of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum; and Jennifer Greb, director of the Tulsa City-County Literacy Program. The program Master of Ceremonies was Glenda Silvey, KOTV News on 6 news anchor.

Updated 11-21-2006

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