Event: A reception in the Oklahoma State Capitol Rotunda honored Kathy Walker, the Oklahoma Association of American Mothers, Inc.'s Oklahoma Mother of the Year; and Carrie Leonard, the Young Mother of the Year. It followed the ceremony in the Blue Room. The winning mothers addressed the State House of Representatives and the Senate later that afternoon. Friends, family and community guests were invited to the day of celebration.
Qualifications: Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments as state mothers and as community volunteers.
Committee: Marilyn Sullivan, Connell Branan, Shelly Soliz, Lela Sullivan, Irene Costilow, Miki Farris, Jennifer King, Sherri Boyd and Fran Kozz were on the “Day at the Capitol” committee.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSE
Dinner: Jose Freede celebrated her birthday with a dinner party at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Cathy Freede was hostess and Margaret Freede Owens brought party favors — kewpie doll figurines — for the guests.
Cake/flowers: Waiters wheeled in a large cake decorated with flowers and candles. Bouquets of sweet peas, tulips, hydrangeas, peonies and roses were on the tables.
People: Lynn and Ron White, Lee Allan Smith, Jennifer Kiersch, Louise Vaught, Dana, Chris, Callie and Bryan Gordon, Jerriann Altshuler, Lois and John Salmeron, Jim Zaslaw, Vernon Hyde, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Lou Phillips, Anne and Ed Dalton, Charles Freede, Joan Gilmore, Darla and John deSteiguer, Bob Slovacek, Paul Massad, Cassie Gilman, Ann and David Brown.
HUNT FOR THE EGGS
Party: The children's Easter egg hunt and brunch at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club began with orange juice and cookies in front of the clubhouse.
There was a petting zoo by the fountain and the Easter bunny posed for photos with the children. There were face painters, a balloon artist and children's band. The children dyed eggs and decorated cookies.
Hunt: The children were divided into the categories for hunting eggs: toddler, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-11.
10th ANNUAL DINNER
Occasion: The Oklahoma Christian University's Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma award was presented during the 10th annual Associates Dinner at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The award went to three former governors and their wives, Kim and Brad Henry, Cathy and Frank Keating and Donna and George Nigh. It is given annually to people who have devoted themselves to the betterment of Oklahoma. The dinner, which recognizes key supporters of the university, also honored outgoing president Mike O'Neal who is retiring April 30 after 10 years with the university.