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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 23

Engagement Party, Byliners Banquet, First Anniversary
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 23, 2014


Party: Jane Jayroe Gamble and Gerald Gamble were hosts for a couple’s engagement party honoring their grandniece, Hannah Colclazier, and Stuart Hudson. The couple met in Washington, D.C., when they were interns in Rep. Dan Boren’s office. Stuart is finishing law school at Georgetown and Hannah is a professional photographer. He was on spring break. The wedding is set for August in California.

Party tables: Tables were decorated with black and white chargers and black and white cloths. Vases were filled with white and green roses, tulips, hydrangeas and tied with green and white ribbons. After the pasta buffet, a special dessert was provided by Hannah’s grandmother, Judy Elmore, with pecans from the Gamble’s backyard. The group had cocktails outside and then came inside for a seated dinner.

Parents: Parents of the engaged couple are Cece and Jace Wieser , Amie and Jerry Colclazier and Leslie and Cliff Hudson.

Guests: Among the people at the party were Dita and Daxx Wieser, Elizabeth and Jared Burden, Connie and Jim McGoodwin, Debbie and Bob Blackburn, Tricia, Molly and George Burner, Jacqui and Cade Elmore, Judy and Frank Elmore, Katie and Connor Colclazier, Cece and Jace Wieser and Amie and Jerry Colclazier.


Dinner: Members of the Association for Women in Communication honored seven women at the annual Byliners Awards Dinner at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. They were chosen for their significant contributions to the community.

Honorees: Sarah Sears, business; Amanda Taylor, child advocacy; Karen Wicker, communication; Mary Blankenship Pointer, community service; Leslie Batchelor, economic development; Deby Snodgrass, public service, and Kathy Williams, volunteerism.

Committee: Chairmen were Tina Evans and Jamie Potter. Committee members included Erin Engelke, Catherine Page-Creppon, Nadine Ciejek-Reim, Emily Ward, Stacia Morrison, Billie Rodely, Brooke Haneborg, Natalie Fix, and Kristin Van Nort. (Ret.) Gen. Rita Aragon was master of ceremonies.

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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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