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by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 6, 2011


Party: Blake Gibson was surprised on his 45th birthday with a party at Blue Sage Studios, Urban Art Galleries. His wife, Suzy Gibson, was the hostess.

Theme: A golf theme was used with vintage golf equipment as decorations and sepia photos on stands. Personalized golf balls and golf tees were party favors, along with green and black candies with the initials CBG (the honoree's). An argyle pattern in black and green was on the fondant birthday cake.

Entertainment: Andy Boatman gave a glassblowing demonstration and created glass pieces for some of the guests. Seen: Ladonna and Jeff Atkins; Mara Porter; Andy Boatman; Carla Gonzalez; Sara and Bob Memmott; Melanie and Mike Davis; Kim and Bruce Funderburk; Becky and Frank Welch; Jennifer Hays; Terri Winkle; Alicia and Scott Champion; Hannah, Paula and Brad Gibson; Charles Gibson; Tami and Guy Jackson; Marla and Ken Howeth; Bobbi and Billy Alexander; Traci and Travis Ferguson; and Sharon and David Ferguson.


Reception: Barbara and Ralph Thompson were hosts at a reception for four high school students who will attend school in Abbeville, France, for two weeks. They are 2011 Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American fellows, and they received scholarships to conduct individual research projects in France. Students are Jeanne Lynn and Samantha Woods, Westmoore High School; Kristen Mathias, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics; and Chebon Ryan, Classen School of Advanced Studies. Cyndy Shaw, French teacher at Westminster Lower School, will accompany the students on March 5.

Program: The student program is open to central Oklahoma high school and community college students, ages 16-22.


Event: More than 125 University of Oklahoma students, faculty and staff members and other volunteers, some from the Benham Group, participated in selecting books for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center. They were at the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System pre-sale event at the Expo Hall at State Fair Park. The 5,000 books will be available to patients and families at the cancer center when it opens this summer at OU Health Sciences Center. The 50-cent paperbacks and $1 hardbacks were purchased from cancer center funds.

Besides books: The center also will feature a cafe, original works of art, rocking chairs, game rooms, massage therapy and a healing garden.


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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