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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc: April 22

Tea party, Dinner, Anniversary, Alumni Event
Oklahoman Published: April 22, 2012


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.


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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