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Parties Extra: Nov. 13-19

Nick Tankersley Published: November 17, 2006

Private show displays artwork

Former Oklahoma City residents Kim and Peter Robbins of Lucas, Texas, were in town recently to show Peter’s new artwork. He is a photographer and has enhanced his cowboy photos with pastels and oil paints.

Bobbie and Galen Robbins, Barbara and Hank Watson, and Linda and Ken Howell entertained at a private showing and cocktail party at The Howell Gallery.

Peter Robbins’ cowboy art was hung throughout the gallery. Guests munched on hors d’oeuvres and mingled with the overflow crowd of partygoers. Cowboy boots filled with wildflowers, wheat and fall leaves decorated the buffet table.

Guests included Nancy and Bob Ellis, Shirley Blaik, Jeanne Hoffman Smith, Susan and Mike McPherson, Kent Coleman, Martha Williams, Sarah and Dan Hogan, Sally Harry, Barbara Mee, Mary Anne Malone, Bette Jo Hill, Patty and Roland Tague, Marilyn and Jim Case, Phyllis and Dan Stough, Lyn Elam, Mary Mahaffey, and Judy and Doc Jordan.

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Pink or blue

Judy and Jim George, and Whitney and Michael Stone entertained at dinner for parents-to-be Amanda and Ben Olszewski of Chicago. They were in town visiting her parents, Helen and Jack Woodward of Norman. Guests brought unwrapped gifts for the baby, whose arrival is expected in January. The party invitation stated “Pink or Blue? We don’t have a clue.”

Fall flowers decorated the tables at the seated-dinner party. Among the guests were Elizabeth Prosser, Warren Edwards, Anne and Bill McCurdy, and Suzy and Gary Rawlinson.

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Cindy’s Birthday

Cindy Hollingsworth celebrated her 60th birthday with friends at Cattlemen’s Steak House Event Center.

The invitation was a cutout of pink cowboy boots with pearls. A pink ice-sculpture cowboy boot filled with pink and white carnations and pearls formed the centerpiece, and the birthday cake was shaped like a pink cowboy boot.

A band played, and a ventriloquist entertained guests including Sharon and David Wade, Helen and Bob Sullivan, Chelin and Gregg Satherlie, Judy Lehmbeck, Laurie and Jim Hyde, Sandra LeVan, Sally and Steve Bentley, Brooke Phillips, Jeannine and Gene Rainbolt, Kanela Huff, Connie Givens, Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci, and Paul Ziert.

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Trivia Challenge

Members of the Bishop McGuinness Alumni Association held the first annual “Trivia Challenge, Clancy’s Challenge.” Clancy is the McGuinness mascot, a little Irishman toting a shillelagh. The challenge in the new education center commons area held 240 contestants for 10 rounds of trivia, with each round in a different category. People could register an entire team table or could be assigned to a team. The trophy was a shillelagh from Ireland.

As part of working to activate the alumni group, this was the first of several yearly activities. John Fritch is alumni association president.

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Remembering the Past
There were 50 alumni and college members at the Delta Delta Delta Alumni Founders’ Day luncheon at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.

Linda Lowe was chairman, and Joan Hemrick won the new Life Loyalty Award. Golden Circle members were special guests.

Paige Edwards and Michael Frenzel were honored at an engagement party in the home of Janie and Jon Axton. Co-hosts were Patsy Gaberino Carey, Linda and Bob Reece, and Marilyn and Gene Torbett.

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An Italian theme was used for the party honoring the engaged couple, who are planning a June wedding.

Among the party guests were Laura and John Frenzel, Dallas; Lois and Blake Jones, and Christopher and Josh Jones, all of New Orleans; Elaine and Gene Edwards, and Nita and Bill Griffin, all of Amarillo, Texas.

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