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Helen Ford Wallace- Parties, Etc.- Dec. 16

Holiday parties, Christmas Luncheon, Candyland Ball, Birthday Party,
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: December 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm •  Published: December 16, 2012

Venue: The party was at Bin 73 Wine Bar. Beau Stephenson is one of the owners of Bin 73.

Meeting and greeting: Shannon and Kyle Story, Gary Johnson, Brandi Garner, Jennifer and Cody Machala, Kord Hammert, Chuck Simons, Josh Brim, John West and James Cates were among the guests.


Event: The members' party for the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club featured a Winter Wonderland theme. In the front entryway was a white forest with snow-covered branches, artificial snow and twinkling lights. A classical quartet played holiday music. The Great Hall of the club was transformed into an Alpine Chalet Village with backdrops from the ceiling to the floor. There was a bistro, complete with its own fireplace, and French windows. The traditional 30-foot live Christmas tree was set in the center of the Great Hall.

Food: An Asian table with a dragon carved in ice was surrounded with fresh seafood. There was also a sushi table and Saki bar. Another room featured an iron gazebo surrounded by lighted Christmas trees and lanterns and candles on one side and multiple chandeliers shaped like snowflakes on the other. There was a Charcuterie display where the Club's chef sliced and cut meats.

Dessert table: Homemade candies, petit fours and fresh beignets were served and there were hanging crystal drops filled with chocolate truffles.


Who: Members of the deadCENTER Film Festival board of directors had a holiday party in the home of Karen Delaney. deadCENTER is Oklahoma's largest Film Festival, and the name deadCENTER refers to the festival's geographic location in the center of the country.

New board members: New members of the 22-member board are Susan Dunham, Jay Hannah, Dick Tannenbaum, Carol Johnson, Ryan Johnston, Lenice Keim and Judy Federa. Xavier Neira is the new board chairman.


Occasion: Charter 35, a group of professional women who have been having a monthly luncheon for 25 years, met at JRB Art at The Elms, and Patty Roloff and Joy Reed Belt were hosts.

Lunch: The menu included couscous salad with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and thyme, grilled salmon and M.J. Van Deventer-Shelton's rum cake.

Guests: Among those at the event were Regina Murphy, Pat Murphy Newman, Yvonne Kauger, Carol Beesley, Karen Klontz, Kelley Barnes, Meg Salyer, Marion Paden, Liz Eickman, Betty Rogers Johnson, Lou Kerr, Cynthia Archiniaco, Joan Gilmore, Linda Haneborg, Cynthia Cope, Jane Carney, Linda Edmondson and Nedra Funk.

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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