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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 13

Junior League Luncheon, Anniversary Dinner, Cocktail Event, Woman of The Year, Big Top Reunion
By Helen Ford Wallace Published: April 13, 2014


Luncheon: The Junior League of Oklahoma City’s 23rd annual Membership Luncheon was held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Award winning: Sustainer member awards were presented to Jennifer Grigsby, Sustainer of the Year, and Susan Edwards, the Mary Baker Rumsey Award. Hilarie Blaney introduced Grigsby and Jeary Seikel introduced Edwards. Videos were shown about the honorees.

Winner’s choice: Contributions to community projects, chosen by the honorees, were given. They chose the projects: Sunbeam Family Services (for Grigsby) and A Chance to Change (for Edwards).

Luncheon co-chairmen: Sara Crooks and Janie Kinsinger.

Flowers: Tulips, roses and peonies were on the tables.


Anniversary dinner: A dinner was held in the Hall of Mirrors prior to the performance of the Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Yo Yo Ma. The 25th anniversary season of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic has been in honor of the people who established the OC Philharmonic Orchestra: Joel Levine, the late William B. Cleary, Jane B. Harlow, Patrick Alexander, Priscilla Braun, Charles Ellis and Berta Faye Rex.

Chairmen: Jane Harlow was chairman of the anniversary committee. Honorary chairmen were Jose Freede, Mary Nichols, and Jeannette and Dick Sias. Co-chairmen were Debbie McKinney and Glenna Tanebaum.

Guests: Among the people at the dinner were Penny and John McCaleb, LaDonna and Herman Meinders, Debbie and Jeff Minter, Mary Nichols, Polly and Larry Nichols, Lil and Bill Ross, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Sally and Jeff Starling, Donna Vogel, Jan and Gary Allison, Howard K. Berry Jr., Debbie and Ken McKinney, Glenna and Dick Tanenbaum, Marilyn Summers, Billy Bowden, Nancy and Joe Bradley, Phyllis and Russal Brawley, Sody and Robert Clements, Terri Cooper, Ellie Roberts, Judy Austin, Dixie Jensen, Carol and Deal Bowman, Martha Burger, Donald Rowlett, Molly, Sarah and Jim Crawley, Rita and Al Dearmon. Lori and Mike Dickinson, Nancy and Bob Ellis, Dorothy and Charles Ellis, Yvette and Joe Fleckinger, Sue and John Francis, Connie and Gary Fuller, Karen and Bob Browne, Jane and Gerald Gamble, Kirk Hammons, Vicki and David Hunt, Carla and Natalie Kurkjian, Cinda and Owen Lafferty, Laura Hola and Marina Robinson.

Tables: Gray satin tablecloths with a band of teal were on the tables, along with Bird of Paradise flower centerpieces. Party favors were note cards with pictures of Philharmonic events.

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