Party: Kathy and Russ Walker entertained Planet Nichols Hills Earth Day 2013 board members, volunteers, exhibitors, donors, vendors, sponsors and chairmen at a Thank You party in their home. Theme was “Summer Drinks and Small Bites.”
Toasts: Guests toasted Andrea Mason and Heather Ross who were chairmen, and Sarah Van Stone and Mary Fitzsimons who were Pick up the Pace chairmen, a running and fitness club for children that sponsors a one-mile fun run on Earth Day.
Menu: Porter peaches, local farm vegetables, locally produced pasta, sausages from Krebs and locally baked breads. Ingredients came from Urban Agrarian, Oklahoma local foods Earth Day vendor.
At the party: Betty Jo Law, Marty and Hoffie Smith, Heather and Bob Ross, Jo Ann and Harrison Smith, Brooke and Mike Murphy, Gaye and Steve Sherman, Tiffany and Matt Sill, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Katherine and Jim Buxton, Lisa and Paul Kloberdanz, Rosemary Scalphone, Edith and Michael Laird, Dottie Lammerts and Paige Lammerts.
FOR THE BRIDE
Event: A bridesmaid's luncheon held at the Oklahoma City Museum Cafe honored the wedding attendants and house party of Alexis Hefner Burckart, who married Blake Burckart on July 6. The wedding was at the First Presbyterian Church and the reception at the First National Center.
Hostesses: Carol Hefner and Lynn Coury, mother and grandmother of the bride, were hostesses.
Gifts: Swag bags of accessories for the wedding day were given to the guests.
Lunch tables: Floral arrangements resembling bridal bouquet wedding flowers were on the tables and the bride's wedding portrait was shown to the guests.
Guests: Among the guests were Lindsay Lookadoo, Kellie Hefner, Allison Davis, Colbie Van Cleef, Jordan Watkins, Jamy Green, Hannah Glover, Elizabeth Leggett, Hollin Koh, Ryan McNitt, Mia Solheim, Vanessa Davis, Charlotte Davis, Sue Homsey, Julie Solheim, Susan Burckart, Shirley Davis and Anne Douglas.
FOR THE GROOM
Lunch: Blake Burckart was the honoree at a pre-wedding celebration Friday before he married Alexis Hefner on July 6. Bob Burckart was host for lunch at McNellie's Irish Pub after the men began the day at Silverleaf Sporting Clays.
Seen: Robert Hefner IV, Mark Ackal, Burke Ackal, John Coury, James Coury, Sam Coury, Doke Douglas, Pinky Davis, Richard Watkins III, Will Moore, Kellen Anderson, Zach Berglan, Brett Fleck, Brian Lookadoo, Robert Sanderson, Nash Thomas, Brad Secrist, Cody Kees, Mitch McCuistian, Thomas Welch, Will Morrow and Justin Bentley.
HERE COMES SANTA FE
The occasion: John McKee entertained 90 guests at his University of Oklahoma barbecue on July 4 in Santa Fe, N.M.
Latest buzz: Dr. Kevin Butterfield gave a talk about the OU Constitutional Studies program.
Guests: Carlton Boren, Dora and (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Van Horn, Suzie and Frank Battalia, Kaye Adams, Harrylou Egolf, Rose Block, Jane and Tom Meaders, Joe Wright, Jo Kaye Highstrete, Darlene and Ron York, Tom Nance, Jim Finney, Alexandra and Mike Ward, Judy and Jack Bryant, Pat and Jerry Sanford and Ann Browning.
Event: Oklahoma Art League president Kaye Adams was hostess for the joint board luncheon in the home of Linda Barnett.
Board notes: Future activities of the club were discussed. Outgoing president Carolyn Howell was given a glass bowl from the group.
Seen: Sara Treadway, Sheila Porter, Connie Weber, Joan Zubik, Robynne Mulchay, Sharlene Branham, Karen Mayfield, Mary Lynn West, DeAnn Parham, Grace Ryan, Phyllis Olson and Kay Smith.
Book signing/reception: Larry Parman was honored at a booking signing and reception at Full Circle Book Store.
Expert speaks: Parman has written a book called “Above the Fray: Leading Yourself, Your Business and Others During Turbulent Times.” Scott Parman introduced the author, his dad, who talked about the book and his career in banking, business, the law and now as secretary of the state of Oklahoma.
Quotes: Parman noted that many of the quotes in the book came from business owners and executives he has worked with over the years.
During the evening: Laura Cunningham provided music and wine and appetizers were served.
Guests: Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Barry Gray, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Jackie and Bob Hall, Marilyn and Jim Case, Nancy and Bob Ellis, Deloris and Dennis Bradford, Mike Krywucki, Marc Nuttle, Glen Johnson, Cindi and Mike Shelby, Carol Cooley, Gale and Lee Bollinger, Patsy Acers, Beth and Jim Hammack, Cindy and Bob Barnard, Bobby Parks, Dave Roberts, Hollye Hunt, Kate Cunningham, Jennie and Dan Cunningham, Pat Hall and Gary Huckabay were among the people at the event.