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Helen Ford Wallace- Parties, Etc.-Feb. 17

Afternoon Tea, Colonial Williamsburg Dinner, Wedding Party, 70th Anniversary, Artists Reception
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: February 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm •  Published: February 17, 2013


Tea: Members of the Association for Women in Communications met for an afternoon tea in the home of Nedra Funk. The event honored Byliner Award Honorees from the past 54 years and the 2013 honorees.

New honorees: Brenda Jones, Communications; Joan Gilmore, Lifetime Achievement Award; Carol Jean Gray, Child Advocacy; Noma Gurich, Civic Leadership; Denise Northrup, Politics; Reta Strubhar, Law, and Marnie Taylor, Nonprofit Leadership.

Flowers/food: Bouquets of red tulips decorated the house and centerpiece for the buffet table was pink, red, and white lilies, tulips and roses. On the menu were punch, hot tea, petit fours, fruit, cheese and crackers and cucumber sandwiches.

Byliner committee: Erin Engelke, Billie Rodely, Mandy Briggs, Julie Zielinski, Kristin Van Nort, Emily Ward, Nadine Viejek-Reim, Katelyn Turnbull, Jamie Potter and Rina Evans.

Awards dinner: March 7 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.


Event: Members of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Oklahoma History Center were hosts for a day of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oklahoma's Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Program. The events included Colonial Day at the Capitol for fifth-grade students, an afternoon teacher workshop and an evening reception and dinner at the Oklahoma History Center.

Theme: “Put your stamp on history.”

Workshop: Following Colonial Day there was a workshop led by the Colonial Williamsburg staff and Teacher Institute alumni leaders. Special guests were Carla Killough McClafferty, author of “The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon,” and Colonial Williamsburg veteran character interpreter and storyteller Art Johnson.

Dinner: The dinner featured a keynote address by Colonial Williamsburg's Patrick Henry, portrayed by historical interpreter Richard Schumann. The evening also honored the late Edward C. Joullian III, founder and sponsor of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation programs in Oklahoma.

Fast facts: Since 1993, the OFE has awarded fellowships to 700 state teachers to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Early American History.

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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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