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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 17

Dance Club, Birthday Party, National Honor, Advisory Dinner
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: August 17, 2014


Dinner/dance: Dressed in their Gatsby-era finest, The Registry of Oklahoma City met at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club for a dinner and dance to celebrate the glitz and glamor of the ’20s. The Tinker Flying High Orchestra provided the music for dancing.

Decorations: Dolls in shimmery flapper dresses and pearls with Prohibition-decorated liquor bottles and white flowers decorated the tables.

Officers: On the Registry Board are Trudy Cole, president; Steve Untrauer, vice president; Joyce Owen, corporate secretary; Diane Riggert, treasurer; Bill Bernhardt, fine arts chairman; Leslie Hobson, Bob Dennis and Howard Vincent, directors; Angie Harrison, decorations chairman, and Ruth Ann Pierson, executive secretary.

Who/what/why: The Registry is a social dinner dance group for unmarried professionals 40 years of age and older. The organization also sponsors fundraisers for the Oklahoma City arts, charitable and cultural community.


Party: Bobbie Burbridge Lane was honoree at an 80th birthday dinner given by Justice Yvonne Kauger in her home, just a stone’s throw from the state Capitol. Guests were longtime friends of the honoree. Kauger and Lane have been friends for 50 years.

Tables: The tables were decorated with glittering red tablecloths. One table featured a red feather boa (a la Bobbie since she performed wearing feathers in the Dallas Senior Follies) and all sorts of necklaces intertwined. The other table held a Champagne bottle in a silver ice bucket tied with a big red bow.

Menu: Justice Kauger served Champagne and wine along with a home-cooked dinner. On the menu was Watonga cheese, tossed green salad with Alice Kauger’s dressing, pork tenderloin, cranberry sauce, rice with sour cream and green chilies, hot biscuits and Kauger’s “famous” oatmeal crispy cookies.

The program: At each place was a program with a photo of “Little Bobbie Jean,” as the hostess called her, in her red feathers. It also held the menu details and noted the table settings of Castleton Jubilee tableware and Fostoria American Glass drinking glasses.

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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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