Melody Lane is the annual fundraiser for Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma. The proceeds from this event raise funds for critically important programs that serve Oklahoma families and help raise healthy and resilient children.
Melody Lane is held in memory of past board members, Betty Sue Campbell and Nancy Bell, and the contributions they made to Parent Promise. Betty Sue and Nancy shared our belief that we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families as we continue to work to achieve our mission of strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.
The name Melody Lane comes from Betty Sue’s love of the piano and melodic sound when played. The event received its name in 1996.
Melody Lane 2022: There's No Place Like a Loving Home
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club
6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour and Silent Auctions Open
7:00 pm – Dinner Served
The Hustings Group
Charlie and the Honorable Barbara Swinton
Crowe & Dunlevy
David and Jodi Lewis
Denver and Emily Kitch
Exchange Club of Edmond
Edstrom Law Offices
Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, P.C.
Graphic Home Design
Holmes, Holmes & Neisent, P.L.L.C.
Matthew and Maddy Le
Matthews Funeral Home
Stoddard Morris, PLLC
White & Weddle, P.C.
Mariner Wealth Advisors
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Smith
As a first-time parent at a later age, Karel Grier found herself asking a lot of questions about how to raise another human being.
“It was timely that I stumbled upon Parent Promise as I navigated becoming a parent,” Karel said. “With the Parent as Teachers Program, I was connected to a parent educator that serves as my ally in search of answers to my curiosities.” Christy Bowie serves as the parent educator for the Grier family. Christy meets regularly with the family, working with them on a customized plan to help the family meet the parental goals they set for themselves.
“Christy makes sure that a holistic caring and understanding of my child’s well-being, my well-being and the health of my relationships embedded as a parent are addressed,” Karel said. “I would often say to Miss Christy that she is my sanity pill whenever she visits us twice a month. She is patient and kind to answer my silliest questions about parenting as well as relevant events brought about by the times.”
Karel said she also appreciates that Christy helps her pause, reflect and “perform the role of being a mother and a partner.
“I am pleased that Oklahoma City has Parent Promise to provide such services. I am grateful that I am a part of this worthwhile and noble endeavor. Kudos to Parent Promise for I found a friend, family and community in this place.”
The Grier Family