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Parties Extra!---August 19,2008---Partying in Santa Fe

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm •  Published: August 18, 2008

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Mary and Mike Mahaffey sing with the Pink Flamingos Orchestra. ( Photo by Lela Sullivan).

The Pink Flamingos Orchestra from Albuquerque, N.M., played at the 50th anniversary party for Mary and Mike Mahaffey at the La Fonda Hotel In Santa Fe, N.M.

Guests were called to the stage to assist the group.  Among those taking a turn on the guitars and musical shakers were the Mahaffeys, Carol and Mack Troy and Lela and Mark Sullivan, Ed Dalton and most of the party crowd.

Guests were asked to wear black tie and cowboy boots and most complied. Mary wore beautiful sheer pale yellow slacks with a long tunic top. Mike Mahaffey and Bud Beeler wore white dinner jackets and cowboy boots. Mike also had coral cuff links and a coral bracelet.

Jim Vallion wore a black shirt, tuxedo jacket, black jeans and a beaded bolo tie . Carol and Mac Troy had on tux jackets and jeans and Gary Homsey wore a tux shirt and jacket with jeans and a bolo tie and a belt with a silver buckle.

Mac and Carol Troy and Lela Sullivan sing with the band. (Photo provided).

Judy Jordan and Suzanne Cunningham party on. (Photo provided).

Mike and Mary Mahaffey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. (Photo provided).

Conrad, Mary and Mark Mahaffey were at the cocktail party in Santa Fe hosted by Barbara Watson and Sally Saunders in the Saunders’ home.  The event honored Mary and Mike Mahaffey on their 50th wedding anniversary. (Photo provided).

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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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