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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.:Oct. 21

Junior League Preview Party, Governor's Reception, Birthday Party, President's Dinner, Luncheons
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: October 21, 2012


Event: Junior League of Oklahoma City's 21st annual Mistletoe Market was held last weekend at the Cox Convention Center, and the special Preview Party called “Sip, Shop and Mingle Party” was filled with 500 early shoppers. C+ Born in November Band played while members and their guests shopped at the vendor booths, enjoyed the decorations at the Cox Center, bid at the silent auction and enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds help support the league's community projects.

Special totes: Purple tote bags filled with coupons, perfume samples and gift certificates were given to the guests.

Making it happen: Amy Parrish was chairman and Shannon Love was vice chairman. Other Mistletoe Market committee/board members include Katherine Hager, Katharine Johnston, Krista Collier, Rejeana Allgood, Ashley Jackson, Ashley Black, Regan Raff, Jeanie Butts, Mandi Briggs, Jeanette Stanton, Nicole Dobbins, Lindsay Choate, Tyfanna Johnson, Keri Clemons, Kelli Hayward, Laura Steen and Sarah Frank. Cristi Reiger is Junior League president.


Occasion: Gov. Mary Fallin and her husband, Wade Christensen, honorary statewide co-chairmen of the 2012 Campaign for Justice, were hosts for a reception at the Phillips Pavilion recently. The event celebrated progress in the Legal Aid Services campaign and honored former Campaign chairmen.

Former chairmen: Kim and former Gov. Brad Henry, Donna and former Gov. George Nigh, William G. Paul, Retired U.S. District Judge Thomas Brett, Mike Turpen, Burns Hargis, Linda and former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and former Commerce Secretary and former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor are past chairmen of the event.

Program: Laura McConnell-Corbyn, Fallin and Michael G. Figgins spoke during the party.

Ambience: A huge bouquet of lilies and orchids decorated the food table where heavy hors d'oeuvres for a 6 p.m. reception were served. A cheery fire blazed in the fireplace. An Oklahoma flag was set by the podium.


Party: Kay and Randy Bluethman celebrated their 60th birthdays recently. Theme was the “Big Bang Party,” and decorations included cardboard figures from the “Big Bang Theory” television series.

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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