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Meals and Memories

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Edmond Mobile Meals and the Edmond History Museum invite the community to join them at the “Meals and Memories” oral history exhibit opening reception at the Edmond History Museum. Tickets for the event are $50 each, and all funds will be split between the two organizations.

The happy-hour style (come-and-go event is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2024, from 5-7pm. Attendees can enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails prepared by Edmond Mobile Meals Chefs, Toni Washington & Matthew Rodriguez.

This event kicks off a month-long celebration of Edmond Mobile Meals’ 50th Anniversary of service in Edmond. Founded in 1974, the nonprofit organization has served over 1.2 million meals to homebound elderly and disabled residents in Edmond.

The oral history exhibit will feature several video interviews with Edmond residents about how living in Edmond has shaped their lives. Cristi Twenter, Executive Director of Edmond Mobile Meals describes how the oral history exhibit ties in with their anniversary celebrations. “Over the years, our organization has learned so much from our daily interactions with Edmond’s seniors. These residents have such a rich history, with interesting stories spanning over five decades of living in Edmond. We are honored to be of service to Edmond’s seniors who helped build our community to be the thriving place it is today, and so we wanted to preserve local seniors’ personal stories as part of Edmond’s historical record with an exhibit at the Edmond History Museum. We hope to continue to add to the collection in the coming years.”  She adds, “It is fun to collaborate with other organizations in Edmond to share in the collective impact of making Edmond a wonderful place to live.”

“I’m always surprised how every oral history we receive at the museum provides new insight into Edmond history or connects to other research in our collection,” said Derek Lee, Curator of Collections. “I’m looking forward to hearing these and learning new information.”

“Hearing peoples’ life stories is the best way to learn about the past and connect different generations,” said Amy Stephens, Museum Director. “We applaud Edmond Mobile Meals for capturing and sharing these oral histories!”   

For more information about this event or Edmond Mobile Meals, please contact Cristi Twenter at 405-341-3111, or email info@edmondmobilemeals.org. For information about the Edmond History Museum and the oral history exhibit, please contact Derek Lee at dlee@edmondhistory.org.

Tickets can be purchased here: Click here to register 

About Edmond Mobile Meals:

Edmond Mobile Meals in Edmond, Oklahoma is a non-profit charitable organization celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Each weekday they provide over 275 nourishing meals, wellness checks and social visits to Edmond’s homebound residents. Edmond Mobile Meals has delivered over 1.2 million meals since being founded in 1974. The meals and daily contact by caring volunteers allow frail, homebound people to remain independent and in their own homes. Edmond Mobile Meals is a team effort of approximately 400 volunteers of all ages, from retired to young adults. Edmond Mobile Meals delivered over 73,000 in 2023. Please visit www.edmondmobilemeals.org for more information on volunteering or donating.

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Date:
April 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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