Parties Extra  



Nick Tankersley Published: June 22, 2007

JUNE PARTY…Molly Wizenberg and Brandon Pettit were honored at a couple’s miscellaneous wedding shower in the home of Phyllis and Dr. Dan Stough. Co-hosts were Barbara Fretwell, Annie and Dick Bohanon, Lois and John Salmeron, Pam and David Fleischaker, Ellie and Dr. Gary Roberts, Pam and Bill Shdeed and Lynn and Dr. Ron White.

Among the guests were Kay Oliver, Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Shirley and Mike Kirschner, John Hughey, Elaine Mac, Dr. Darryl Fischer, Leah and Dr. Lin Meiring, Ann Felton and Bob Gilliland.

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Hank and Mary Jo Tatum.( Photo provided)

Bette MacKellar, Karen Ingram, Patti Marshall and Linda Garrett were hostesses for the party honoring the Tatums. ( Photo provided)

MARY JO AND HANK…Mary Jo and Hank Tatum, Dallas, were honorees at a party celebrating their May marriage. Hosts were Patti and Dick Marshall. Co-hosts were Bette and Jim MacKellar, Judy and Don Garrett and Karen and Earl Ingram.

Barbecue dinner was served. Guests included Marsha Zahn, Rawsie and Sonny Boyles, Rita and Stuart Cole, Lou Ballard, Ryan Weaver, Barbara and Dan Batchelor, Joy and Jerry Richardson and Barbara and George Dahnke.

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Laura Ihrig, Lisa Shinn, Avery Shinn, 2 months, and DeDe Benham gather during the party honoring the Shinns. Ihrig and Benham were hostesses. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL…A Sip and See party was given for Lisa Shinn and her new baby girl, Avery Elizabeth Shinn, two months. Hostesses were grandmother DeDe Benham and Lisa’s friend Laura Ihrig.

The baby wore a white linen dress with a crochet bodice and tiny pink roses which was a special baby gift from Dede and Bob Benham’s friends, Rita and Burt Tansky, Dallas. (He is CEO of Neiman Marcus.) The baby also wore pink satin ballet slippers.

She has two brothers, Teddy, 5, and Everett, 3.

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Judy Love, center, is the birthday honoree at a party given by hostesses Susan Johnston, Barbara Brou, Ruth Lampton, Brenda McDaniel, Gennie Johnson and Sherry Beasley. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

LOVELY PARTY…Judy Love was the honoree at a birthday party at Michael’s Grill. Hostesses were Sherry Beasley, Barbara Brou, Gennie Johnson, Susan Johnston, Ruth Lampton, Brenda McDaniel, Cindy Rice and Sylvia Slater.

Party favors were red beads with hearts and there was also a heart-shaped birthday cake with “Love” written in icing. A heart-shaped ice sculpture with the word “Love” decorated the food table. The honoree wore a special birthday tiara.

Guests included Susan Sigmon, Jo Carol Cameron, Sharon Bozalis, Dede Benham, Nancy Ellis, Becky Love, Malia Love, Laura Cameron, Jenny Love Meyer, Alice Jay, Polly Nichols and Jane Harlow.

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HIGH TEA…A pink teapot invitation invited guests to a High Tea and Holiday Recipe Shower in the home of Elaine Levy. The party honored Ashley Bendorf who is marrying Jeff Skibell, Dallas, in August.

Co-hostesses were Barby Sidon, Yvette, Taylor and Megan Trachtenberg, Alyson, Katie, Becca and Lexi Ray, Ailda Flack, Hilary and Haley Karchmer, Mollie Hirsch and Sherry Bennett.

The hostesses gave the honoree a special vase filled with flowers and the recipe for a “Happy Marriage.”

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ALL ABOUT BLAKE…Family members and friends celebrated the graduation of Blake Dahlgren with a party. Parents Karen and Roger Dahlgren hosted the get-together in their home. The Deer Creek High School graduate will attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall.

The party theme “All About Blake” featured framed pictures, awards and a DVS slide show. There was an OU crimson and cream caked topped with a picture of Blake.

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