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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 23
By Helen Ford Wallace
| Published: December 23, 2012
MIX AND MINGLE OPEN HOUSE
Who: Sustainer, active and provisional members of the Oklahoma City Junior League celebrated the season with a special open house hosted by former JLOC President Sue Ann Hyde. Co-hostesses were members of Hyde's executive board of directors Peg Malloy, Franci Hart, Ann Marshall, Susie Graves and Ann Felton. Each former board member brought food specialties, including pralines, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cupcakes and eggnog. Kyle Anderson catered dinner from Kyle's 1025 Restaurant. Linda Garrett brought hot apple cider.
Seen: Cristi Reiger, Sally Stringer, Becky Howell, Sandy Trudgeon, Jane Thompson, Sue Spradling, Harolyn Enis, Marilyn Meade, Carol Taylor, Linda Rodgers, Mary Price, Susan Edwards, Lana Lopez, Beccy Fike and Kim Riley.
Lobster lunch: Members of a group who meet monthly for birthday celebrations honored Pam Smith and Tina Stubbs this month. They met for the annual lobster luncheon in the home of Kanela Huff. Lobsters were cooked to perfection in the Huff kitchen by Rawsie Boyles and Sue Magness.
Everyone gathered at the festive tables with their silver picks and lobster nutcrackers. The traditional side dishes of salad, potatoes, green beans and Christmas-decorated cookies were brought by Barbara Dahnke, Brooke Phillips, Judy Lehmbeck and Lisa Voegeli.
Winners: Birthday club members brought scratch-off lottery tickets for a gift exchange.
Decorations: The Huff home featured Christmas trees, Santas and ornaments on every table. One cabinet was filled with bowls of all kinds of candy choices.
Occasion: Three friends, Judy Love, Barbara Brou and Susan Johnston, were hostesses for a holiday party. The event was in the Love home where colorful Santas of all sizes decorated tables, mantles and the kitchen area. The dining room table was filled with holiday goodies from fudge to sandwiches and dips and cheese trays. Gold Christmas trees and vases of gold poinsettias, branches and greenery with gold berries served as the centerpiece. Huge poinsettia plants flanked the front door and the fireplace.
Best dressed: The hostesses wore black and gold outfits with Christmas tree brooches. They showed their beautiful gold bracelets and disclosed the jewelry was purchased in Aspen and were originally napkin rings.
Brunch: Chris Purcell and Donna Hughes were hostesses for their annual holiday brunch in Norman. This year it was in the Hughes home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The women, who are neighbors, alternate their homes for the party.
Decor: The stairway and the Christmas tree was decorated with lights, feathers, carnations and greenery and on one of the tables was a needlepoint Christmas village.
Event: The party celebrated the day, month and year of 12-12-12 and the holiday season. It was a “girls afternoon out” and hostess was Janie Comstock.
Table/menu: There were tall white azalea topiaries and lots of silver and white decorations. Champagne was served along with chicken skewers and lollipop cupcakes.
Guests: Jamie Gaddis, Hedra Merson, Amy Spring, Dede Benham, Annie Bohanon, Linda Horn, Jeanne Blair, Donna Nigh, Linda Rodgers, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Kirk Hammons, Linda Garrett, Sherry Knight, Vickie Dennis, Sherry Bennett, Barbara Dahnke, Kitty Champlin and Barbara Kerrick.
PREVIEW PARTY FOR REGINA
Event: A private preview party honored Regina Murphy. The event was co-hosted by Patty Murphy Newman and Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms.
Tables: Arrangements of ginger, birds of paradise and other tropical flowers matched the colors of the artist's paintings.
The crowd: At the event were Mikie Metcalfe, Judy Courtney, Amy and Gregory Metcalfe, Joyce Stewart, Alyce and Ron Page, Suzanne Sylvester, Helen Dailey, George Oswalt, Betty and Norris Price, Kaye Adams, John Wolfe, Thomas Batista, Rudy Ellis and Carolyn and Richard Howell and Elaine and Frank Parker.
LAKEHURST HOLIDAY EVENTS
Cocktail party: Susan and Carl Edwards were hosts for the Christmas party following the Lakehurst Neighborhood Home Tours. Four homes were on the tour, ending with the Edwards home
Decorations: At the Edwards home everything was decorated for the holidays, including bookshelves and mantles. There was a Santa Claus area and a table filled with snow globes. The trees were decorated with traditional family ornaments collected through the years.
Guests: 70 people of all ages attended the party, including Bette and Jim MacKellar, Allen Staples, Shannon Love, Cacki Shelley, Leah Strickland, Shirley and Mike Kirschner, Leann and Paul Lienhard, Kathy and Steve Potts, Cathy and Karl Springer and Susan Moorman.
Who: The Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City hosted a children's Christmas party for children from Rancho Village, Andrew Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ridge View elementary schools.
What: The party featured Santa, Chester the Clown and Santa's elves.
Where: Andrew Johnson School.
Why: The Kiwanis Club has had the children's party since 1919, so designated children could have a party with gifts, stockings, cake and ice cream.
How: Downtown Kiwanians fund the party through donations to the club's Special Activity Fund.