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Couples Toast Cowboy Hall's Paris Debut

Helen Ford Sanger Published: November 1, 1987

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.

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