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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 12

Wedding Shower, Show House Evening, Dance Club, Dinners, Senior Follies Meeting
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: May 12, 2013


Couple's shower: Tina, Elby and Chris Beal were hosts for a couple's shower and barbecue dinner in the Beal home. The party was for Mary Dexter and Addison Johnston who will be married this month in Ardmore.

Menu: The meal included barbecued brisket sliders, sausages, deviled eggs, baked beans and corn pudding. Desserts included lemon cake bites, apple and cherry mini-tarts, personalized cookies and cupcakes with the couple's initials and chocolate chip cookies.

Flowers: Wildflowers in Ball jars were wrapped in burlap and lace and red and blue bandannas and burlap table runners were on the tables. Strands of twinkling lights decorated the patio.

Guests: Among the guests were Nancy and Mike Johnston, Georgeann and Bob Dexter, Ann Dexter, Audrey Johnston, Bill Liedtke, Claudia and Jim Robertson, Martin Howell, Amanda Priest, Juliann Strange, Sarah and Robbie Highsaw, Amanda Essaili, Roni and Brandon Watson, Virginia Hefner, John Powell Walker, Rachel Uraneck, Karen and Rich McLain, Genevieve and Brendon Quick, Pack Brown, Natalie Jenson, Josh Brown, Candice Pugh, Ali Abedi, Erin and August Hadwiger, Stuart McLain and Emily Geurin.


Party: Jose Freede and daughters Cathy Freede and Margaret Owens were hostesses for a recent Symphony Show House Evening at “The Trio in the Abbey.” They were in The Contemporary House in The Abbey Cafe where a tent was set up, complete with chandeliers.

Flowers: Bouquets of blue iris, yellow and orange roses and white hydrangeas decorated the tables and tall vases with the same flowers plus calla lilies were on the buffet table where tenderloin and shrimp were served. A separate table included various desserts such as chocolate mousse, tarts and cake.

Seen: Jim Vallion, Ann Alspaugh, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Maggie Barrett, Mary and Bill Price, Anne and Ed Dalton, Joan Gilmore, Charles Freede, Callie Gordon, Paige and Ben Dougherty, Bryan Gordon, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Linda Steinhorn, Barbara and Ralph Thompson and Becky and Jim Buchanan were at the party.


Event: Chairmen for the Oklahoma Senior Follies met in the home of Carol Sander. They discussed the dates of the Follies, June 14-16, and the fact that tickets are already on sale at the Oklahoma City University Box Office and online on the Follies website. Plans were made for the next report meeting.

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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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