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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 23

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: December 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm •  Published: December 23, 2012


Who: Sustainer, active and provisional members of the Oklahoma City Junior League celebrated the season with a special open house hosted by former JLOC President Sue Ann Hyde. Co-hostesses were members of Hyde's executive board of directors Peg Malloy, Franci Hart, Ann Marshall, Susie Graves and Ann Felton. Each former board member brought food specialties, including pralines, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cupcakes and eggnog. Kyle Anderson catered dinner from Kyle's 1025 Restaurant. Linda Garrett brought hot apple cider.

Seen: Cristi Reiger, Sally Stringer, Becky Howell, Sandy Trudgeon, Jane Thompson, Sue Spradling, Harolyn Enis, Marilyn Meade, Carol Taylor, Linda Rodgers, Mary Price, Susan Edwards, Lana Lopez, Beccy Fike and Kim Riley.


Lobster lunch: Members of a group who meet monthly for birthday celebrations honored Pam Smith and Tina Stubbs this month. They met for the annual lobster luncheon in the home of Kanela Huff. Lobsters were cooked to perfection in the Huff kitchen by Rawsie Boyles and Sue Magness.

Everyone gathered at the festive tables with their silver picks and lobster nutcrackers. The traditional side dishes of salad, potatoes, green beans and Christmas-decorated cookies were brought by Barbara Dahnke, Brooke Phillips, Judy Lehmbeck and Lisa Voegeli.

Winners: Birthday club members brought scratch-off lottery tickets for a gift exchange.

Decorations: The Huff home featured Christmas trees, Santas and ornaments on every table. One cabinet was filled with bowls of all kinds of candy choices.


Occasion: Three friends, Judy Love, Barbara Brou and Susan Johnston, were hostesses for a holiday party. The event was in the Love home where colorful Santas of all sizes decorated tables, mantles and the kitchen area. The dining room table was filled with holiday goodies from fudge to sandwiches and dips and cheese trays. Gold Christmas trees and vases of gold poinsettias, branches and greenery with gold berries served as the centerpiece. Huge poinsettia plants flanked the front door and the fireplace.

Best dressed: The hostesses wore black and gold outfits with Christmas tree brooches. They showed their beautiful gold bracelets and disclosed the jewelry was purchased in Aspen and were originally napkin rings.


Brunch: Chris Purcell and Donna Hughes were hostesses for their annual holiday brunch in Norman. This year it was in the Hughes home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The women, who are neighbors, alternate their homes for the party.

Decor: The stairway and the Christmas tree was decorated with lights, feathers, carnations and greenery and on one of the tables was a needlepoint Christmas village.

12-12-12 PARTY

Event: The party celebrated the day, month and year of 12-12-12 and the holiday season. It was a “girls afternoon out” and hostess was Janie Comstock.

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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