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PARTIES EXTRA!---DECEMBER 28, 2007---WEEK OF PARTIES

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: December 28, 2007


IT’S A PARTY….(Photo by David Faytinger) Jeff Thompson, Sarah Schafer and Lauren and Ryan Cole are at the Skirvin Hotel for the rehearsal dinner honoring Thompson and Schafer. Jane and David Thompson were hosts and tables were decorated with holiday colors of gold and cream. Twinkling lights were everywhere. There was a singer during the cocktail hour in the Honors Lounge.

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BEFORE THE WEDDING….(Photo by David Faytinger) Freda Schafer, Patti West, Sarah Schafer and Jane Thompson were at the bridesmaid’s luncheon in the Regency Room of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Freda Schafer was the hostess. There were 40 people at the party where poinsettias decorated the table and chocolate truffles in Santa hats were party favors.

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CHRISTMAS GATHERING….(Photo by David Faytinger) Hostesses Connie Naifeh, Terry Bradley, Dianne Meacham and Linda Carpenter are decked out in their holiday attire for their “Just The Girls Christmas Gathering.” They entertained in the Hunt Room of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Their invitation stated ‘ It would tickle us pink, if you’d join us for a drink.”

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WINTER LOBSTER….(Photo by David Faytinger) Gennie Johnson, Brooke Phillips, Connie Givens, Barbara Dahnke and Judy Lehmbeck were at the annual lobster luncheon in Kanela Huff’s home. These women have been meeting for years to celebrate their birthdays. In December, they always celebrate Pam Smith’s birthday and have fresh lobsters. In the group are Smith, Johnson, Marilyn Torbett, Sue Magness, Dahnke, Sue Timberlake, Huff, Phillips, Givens, Rawsie Boyles and Lehmbeck.

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MERRY MERCY…(Photo by David Faytinger) Gary and Mary England and Renee and Kermit Brown arrive at the Mercy Health Center’s Christmas dinner. The party “Celebration of the Season” was hosted by the Sisters of Mercy and the administrative staff of Mercy Health Center to recognize the Board of Trustees, the Mercy Foundation board members, the Mercy Medical Executive Committee and the boards of Ardmore Memorial Hospital and the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Musical entertainment was by the Herd Family singers.

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PARTYING IN NORMAN….(Photo by Helen Ford Wallace) Donna Hughes and Chris Purcell welcome friends to the holiday brunch in Norman. It was in the home of Chris and Gary Purcell. The party invitation invited guests to “enjoy friends and celebrate blessings.”

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SOUP’S ON…(Photo by Helen Ford Wallace) Inda Burchfiel, Ashleigh Burchfiel, Addi Axton and Janie Axton are ready for soup at the Axton home. Janie Axton and Inda Burchfiel invited friends to arrive in “Christmas shopping attire” for a bowl of soup. Guests included Martha Bradshaw, Gennie Johnson, Susan Parker, Barbara Beeler, Susan Sigmon, Lela Sullivan, Sally Royse, Carol Taylor, Joy Richardson and Carleen Burger.

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ALL GOOD CHEER…(Photo by David Faytinger) Jana Reynolds, Ann Flesher and Leslie Regans were at the holiday party where Jean Head invited friends to come by while they were out shopping for Christmas gifts. Her invitation noted “No need to wear pearls. This one is laid back and just for us girls.”

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BEST OF THE BEST….(Photo by David Faytinger) Jeff and Dalinda Penner, Michael and Cindy Farney and David Yamada arrive at the Hotel Christmas Gala at the Meridan Convention Center. The event was for hotel business people. Speaker was Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Hotel Association Jeff Penner and Eric Jennings was master of ceremonies and he presented 12 awards to the Best of the Best of the hospitality industry in Oklahoma City.

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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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