Meinders Gardens Terrace Honored at OKC Beautiful Luncheon of Champions

Oklahoma City Beautiful’s 31st Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon was held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. OKC Beautiful celebrates the outstanding efforts of the award honorees with the help of Event Chairwoman, Mary Blankenship Pointer, and Honorary Co-Chairs and Heisman Winners, Steve Owens, Jason White and Billy Sims. The event was hosted by Thunder Play-By-Play Broadcaster, Brian Davis.

Awards are given to individuals, businesses and civic organizations that strive to create and sustain programs and projects that benefit the Oklahoma City metro area. This event has developed a reputation as being one of the best recognition events in the city because all segments of the community are honored and recognized.

We were thrilled that the Meinders Gardens Terrace with Herman and LaDonna Meinders was honored with the Mayor’s Award for Distinguished Service. See more the Meinders Garden Terrace here.


Billy Sims, Event Chairwoman Mary Blankenship Pointer, Maureen Heffernan, Myriad Gardens Executive Director, Herman Meinders, and Honorary Co-Chairs and Jason White and Steve Owens


2014 Honorees

 Chesapeake Energy Corporate Award: SandRidge Energy

Mayor’s Award for Distinguished Service: Meinders Terrace, Herman and LaDonna Meinders and the Myriad Gardens Foundation

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Belt and Joy Reed Belt

Community Spirit Award: Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club

Volunteer Spirit Award: Bill Long

Destination Beautification: Chesapeake Energy Christmas Lights

Education Award: Susan Bergen

President’s Special Recognition: Devon Energy