To celebrate the opening of the Salon d'Automne art show that traditionally opens the cultural season in France, and the Cowboy Hall of Fame's exhibit in Paris, Bill and Jo Fowler, Sue and Sam Slade and Martha and T. Ary entertained 24 friends in the Fowlers' Norman home.
Jo Fowler is a Cowboy Hall of Fame docent and a collector of Western art.
A 25-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower was set up in the back yard for the party, and a second version of the tower decorated a buffet table, along with French and American flags.
Another table featured a bronze sculpture of a cowboy and saddle surrounded by flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Floral arrangements included all colors of chrysanthemums from the Fowlers' yard. French music was played, and food included French crepes, French silk pie and French pates.
SOMETHING'S COOKING ... Mrs. James Elder, Norman, was hostess recently for a luncheon and the unveiling of the "Sooner Sampler" cookbook produced by the Junior League of Norman.
The cookbook features recipes from Sooner celebrities. Chris Purcell is chairman of the project, which has taken five years of research, recipe collection and testing.
Luncheon guests wore recipe-card name tags with different designs and Oklahoma symbols from the cookbook cover.
Served in white boxes tied with ribbons, the lunches were prepared from the cookbook's recipes for chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad and lemon coconut bars.
Committee members, who were co-hostesses, wore aprons with the cookbook design on the front. Decorations featuring the book's cover were blocked with black question-mark signs until the cover design was unveiled.
Sales will benefit the Junior League's community projects. The books are available for $10 through the Junior League, 300 W Main, Norman, OK 73069.
NEW ARRIVAL ... Christine Marie Bennett was born Oct. 21 at Baptist Medical Center to Mr. and Mrs. Clay Bennett.
Christine's sister is Mollie, 3.
The newborn weighed 7 pounds and will be called Christy. She is the namesake of her aunt, Christy Everest.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Gaylord and Mr. and Mrs. James Ike Bennett, all of Oklahoma City.
DECEMBER WEDDING ... Judge Patricia Dougherty Robinson, Oklahoma Court of Appeals, and Justice Mark R. MacGuigan, Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Federal Court of Appeals, will be married Dec. 26 in the chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Richard J. Hershberger, the Rev. Michael Roethler of St. Gregory's College, and Justice Yvonne Kauger of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
A reception is planned at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.
Following a trip to New York and the Virgin Islands, the couple will live in Ottawa and Oklahoma City.
BRIDAL PARTIES ... Valerie Brett and David Craig were honored recently at a party at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Hosts were Patti and Don Leeman and Rebecca, John and Patti Brett.
The couple exchanged wedding vows Oct. 17 at Westminster Presbyterian Chapel, with a brunch afterward at the Coach House given by the couple's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brett Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Don Leeman.
The couple were honored at other parties, including an English tea given by Lyn Elam, Sally Saunders, Ann Scharon, Isabel Fuller and Jessamy Long at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, and a party for out-of-town guests given by Lela and Mark Sullivan and Sarah and Dan Hogan in the Hogan home.
The newlyweds will reside in Boston.
FAVORITE RECIPES ... Dennis Bradford and Susan Robertson cooked dinner for members of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs recently in the home of Susan and Steve Jernigan.
The menu included favorite recipes from gourmet restaurants.
Among the dishes for the San Francisco dinner were Oriental hors d'oeuvres from The Empress of China, crab legs ambassador from La Bourgogne, and fillet de boeuf Wellington avec sauce madere from Ernie's.
DUAL TOASTS ... Jean and Jack Clark were hosts at a dinner honoring the recent engagement of their daughter Shelley and Chris Wyche. The couple plan to wed in April.
Wyche is the son of Robert Hud Wyche, Tyler, Texas.
After the engaged couple was toasted, Shelley toasted her parents, who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
NEW DAUGHTER ... Katherine Lynn Cox was born Oct. 12 in Wichita, Kan. She is the daughter of Ed and Lynn Cox. They will call their new daughter Katie.
Grandparents are Mary Beth and Bob Berney and Lillian Cox, Oklahoma City, and the late Gary Cox. Great-grandparents are Dorothy and Ed Cox, Oklahoma City.
The Berneys, Lillian Cox, and the baby's uncle, John Cox, traveled to Wichita to greet the baby.
FIRSTBORN ... Stephen Theodore Sanger was born Oct. 9 at Baptist Medical Center to Jerry and Kaycee Sanger. He weighed 9 pounds.
Grandparents are Kathleen and Ted Wilcox and Mildred Sanger of Oklahoma City. Great-grandmother is Mary Coe Lester.
SURPRISE ... Suzanne Coburn was honored at a surprise birthday party recently. Hosts were Bill Coburn, Catherine and Dennis Langford, Marjorie Garrett and Susan and Rodney Flynn in the Langford home.
Among the guests were Mary Clare Taliaferro, Frances and Robert Peyton, Mary Clinton Massey and Fran Massey, all of Shreveport, La. The birthday cake featured the New York skyline because the honoree loves New York theater.
DINNER PARTY ... Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jensen were hosts recently for a dinner honoring Arrizo Pola of Italy, who is Luciano Pavarotti's voice teacher.
Pola was in Oklahoma City to conduct master classes at Oklahoma City University.
Among the dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Michael Decker, Dean John Reed and Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Arneson.
ART SHOW ... An art show and auction to benefit the Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma Foundation is planned from 6:30 to 10 tonight at Penn Square Mall. Works of 42 artists will be shown.
Featured will be art selections from the foundation's 1988 calendar.
Mrs. Max Knotts is benefit chairman. BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 325648