Party: Janie Axton was honored by her friends at a party on Valentine's Day. She is one of the Societies of Oklahoma City University's Award of Excellence honorees and will be introduced at the 25th annual dinner and awards banquet Thursday. She will receive the Kirkpatrick Petree Music and Performing Arts Society Award.
Hostesses: The party was in the home of Lori Hill, and co-hostesses were Barbara Brou and Sue Ann Hyde.
Decorations/invitation: The party invitation stated, “Please join us to celebrate ‘Everyone's Favorite Sweetheart,' and it featured glittery hearts. Helium-filled heart-shaped balloons decorated the ceiling of the home and guests were given one as a party favor. Red tulips and red geraniums were set throughout the house, and tables featured hearts and candies.
A lot of red going on: The honoree wore a red silk suit and the hostesses were also decked out in red dresses and blouses.
Baby shower: Sarah Northwood was the honoree at a baby shower and luncheon in the home of Peggy Duncan. Co-hostesses were Lucinda Huffman, Janie Law and Debbie McQueen. Sarah and her husband, Robert Harold Northwood III, are expecting a baby boy in April.
Decor: The dining table was decorated with baby toys attached to colorful ribbons streaming down from the chandelier. A quilt, with a large giraffe in the center denoting “The Northwood Lodge” (theme of the nursery), was the backdrop to the serving table. The quilt, designed and stitched by Debby McQueen, was a gift from the hostesses.
Seen: Guests included Pat Northwood, Reistle Cohenour, Betty Lou Stewart, Lynn Parrish, Sarah Zantout, Ruth Ann Regens, Gina Love, Penny Park, Joanie Holmboe, Janis Mildren, Kara Biederman, Julee Coyle, Leslie Regens, Deb Morey, Ruth Carey, Peggy Wells and Mary Riley.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY
Birthday: Gary Rahill celebrated his 60th birthday at a seated dinner in the home of Al Moorad. Hosts for the party were Moorad, Kathey Sandler and Gary, Patrice, Jase, Tassidy and Trae Rahill.
Dinner: Food was Lebanese food from Ritchie's Grill and decorations followed a Middle Eastern theme.
Cake: The strawberry cake was heart-shaped.
Guests: Among the guests were Ginger and Donnie Horton, Ralph Shadid, Nan and Dr. Greg Kelley, Charlotte and Jerry Hess, Barbara and Greg Cable, Tara and Bob Nouri, Karen and Todd Goolsby, Heather Lonacre, Angel and Howard Pollock and Katie LeHew.
HEARTS AND FLOWERS
Luncheon: Members of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City had a Valentine's luncheon for their sweethearts at the Petroleum Club. Kiwanis Club president Kraettli Epperson, and his wife, Kay, greeted guests.
Centerpieces/decorations/ party favors: Theme colors for the party were pink and green. The centerpieces featured pink roses, peppermint-striped mini-carnations and greenery. There was a pink tree decorated with lime green glittered tulle, pink glass heart-shaped ornaments, lights and pink feathers. Pink beaded hearts hung on the wall. Roses were presented to the women as they left, and everyone received a pink organza bag with chocolate candy.
Door prize: Mitchell Clark gave the door prize, a gift certificate from B.C. Clark Jewelers. The store has provided the door prize for 60 years. There were other giveaway prizes as well.
Entertainment: The East Side Boys quartet sang for the group.
Event: Amy Spielberger, who will be married to Will Rowntree in June, was the honoree at a party in the home of Ginnie Tack. Co-hostesses were Jo Lynne Jones and Becky Taylor and many of the guests were from Infant Crisis Center where she works.
Table: The buffet table was decorated with seashells and orchids since the engaged couple will be married in Mexico.
Gifts: Gift cards were given to the bride-to-be in lieu of gifts since she is moving to California.
Guests: Among the guests were Miki Farris, DiAnne Bryant, Susan Wheeler, Nancy Rowntree and Sharon Boecking.
ANNUAL MILITARY BALL
Occasion: Choctaw High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps hosted the annual Military Ball recently at the Boren Activity Center. Attendees, including 210 cadets, guests and visitors, walked through a saber arch and were greeted by a receiving line. After the Presentation of the Colors, singing of the national anthem, tributes to the POW/MIA and invocation, dinner was served. Dancing followed.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA
Occasion: Donna Allen celebrated her 50th birthday with 75 family members and friends at a 1970s-themed party at TapWerks in Bricktown.
Costumes: Guests wore costumes ranging from “Saturday Night Fever” outfits with platform shoes to hippie costumes and wigs.
Music/menu: Music was from the 1970s to present day and on the menu was a Lovebug cake, along with hors d'oeuvres.