Party: A tea party was given for bride-to-be Britney Martin who married Rajeev Ramgopal April 21. Hostesses were Michelle Martin and Marita Lane in the Martin home.
Hats/brooches: Guests were asked to wear a flowery hat or a brooch and to share advice and favorite teas with the honoree.
Decor: Hats decorated with pink flowers and bows hung at the front door.
Menu: A variety of teas were served in individualized china teacups. Also served were fruit tarts and crab salad sandwiches. Teacup-shaped cookies and personalized tea bags were party favors.
Guests: Vicky Martin, Amber Martin, Nona Mae Kinney, Lakshmi Ramgopal, Katie and Marcia Morgan, Maggie and Wendy Chong, Cynda Ottaway, Seyan Hefner and Christina Henson.
Occasion: Annette Abbott, Scott Davis and David Leader were chairmen for a patron party at the Devon Boathouse in commemoration of the Jim Thorpe 100th Anniversary and also celebrating the Jim Thorpe Native American Games, which will take place in Oklahoma City in June. Grant Stevens Band provided music. A 15-foot Jim Thorpe bronze statue was set up.
Speaker: Bob Barry Jr. talked about Jim Thorpe and the Native American athletes who will be coming for the games. Gigi Tannahill, representing the Jim Thorpe family, gave remarks for the family.
Flowers: Tables had bouquets of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, green mums and berries (a lot like the bouquets presented at the Olympics.)
Takeaways: Donors were given a small replica of the Jim Thorpe statue and a gold medal.
Seen: Lori and Ty Tyler, Jenny and David Kallenberger, Lance McDaniel, Martha and Kent Bradford, Cindy Cabrera, Sandy and Art Cotton, Ann and Bobby Sloan, Jim Abbott, Mike Knopp, Sheila and Ted Keeney, Yvonne Kauger, Anastasia Pittman, Monica Brown and Willard Nixon.
Event: The Annual Phi Beta Kappa Meeting and Banquet was held at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Scholarship winners were announced.
They are Jillian Schlecht, Hayley Parker and Kathleen Taylor.
Speaker: Bob Burke.
Member of the year: Author Carolyn Hart was introduced as the group's Member of the Year.
What/where: Members of the Redbud Classic Board of Directors celebrated 30 years of fun, fitness and philanthropy at a 30th anniversary party at Mamasita's.
Details: The group honored sponsors, past race directors, past board presidents and others who have contributed to the success of the Redbud throughout the years.
Attendees: Members of the Redbud Classic's current board of directors, Heidi Cohn, Daniel Adams, Lance Leffel and Patty Anthony.
Anniversary cake: The cake from “Icing on a Cake” was in the shape of a running shoe with a cupcake tower.
Party favors: Attendees received redbud saplings.
Spring event: Oklahoma State University's spring alumni event for the College of Arts and Sciences was at The Beacon Club. OSU student and faculty members of the Jazz Ensemble performed.
Highlight: Peter M.A. Sherwood, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized. He will retire this summer. About 100 alumni and friends were at the party.
DINNER WITH CLAUDIA
Event: Jeanne Hoffman Smith was hostess for a dinner honoring Claudia Emerson before her poetry reading at Oklahoma City University. The poet, from Virginia, was in town for the 14th annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith poetry series. Her topic was “Conversation with Poet and Pulitzer Prize Winner” and her readings were in the morning and evening.
Dinner: Guests were Oklahoma City University Center for Interpersonal Studies trustees.
Party: Friends who share March birthdays celebrated with a wine, cheese and cake party in the home of Katie Say. Co-hostesses were Karen Ingram, Janie Axton, Tina Beal, Ann Brown, Karen Browne, Nancy Coats-Ashley, Bertie Foster, Kim Harvey, Patsy Homsey, Anna McMillin, Hedra Merson, Bonnie Naifeh, Beth Portman, Diana Robinson, Darlene Shadid and Marilyn Torbett.