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20-40-60 Etiquette: Time for the Heart Ball!

The 20-40-60 Etiquette panel helps a reader figure out what to wear to the American Heart Association Heart Ball in Oklahoma City, with the ball's chairman, Terri Bailey, weighing in as guest.
by Helen Ford Wallace and Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: February 10, 2013
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And congratulations to your little sister. The Sweetheart program, which lasts all year, is lots of fun and is very meaningful to the girl and her parents. Have fun at the party!

GUESTS' ANSWER: Terri Bailey, Heart Ball Director, American Heart Association: I'm so glad you will be joining us for Heart Ball this year. It's always great to have new faces in the audience. Black tie for men means a tux, and for women, this means floor-length gowns.

After the event, there is a band, so if you like to dance, be sure that your gown allows you to move around a bit. Our theme this year is “Wonders of the Heart,” which is meant to be whimsical and fun.

The cause of heart disease is very serious, but we want you to have fun at Heart Ball, and that certainly includes your dress!

Callie Gordon is 20-something, Lillie-Beth Brinkman is in her 40s, and social columnist Helen Ford Wallace is 60-plus. To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. For more 20-40-60 etiquette, go to blog.newsok.com/partiesextra.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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