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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Feb. 2

Presidential Reception, Wedding Shower, Ornament Shower, Art Gala, Opening Exhibit
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: February 2, 2014


Occasion: Junior League President Kristen Brown was hostess for a party honoring the appointment of league president-elect-elect Nazette Zuhdi Cleaver, and the incoming board of directors. JL president-elect Kristi Leonard was also honored.

At the party: Guests in the Brown home included Margaret Brooks, Ann Cameron, Kris Frankfurt, Lee Ann Nordin, Cindy Reisen, Cristi Reiger, Ann Clore-Duncan, Myrla Pierson, Kim Riley, Shannon Gottschalk, Wendy Mounger, Jenifer Stehr, Amy Parrish, Amy McDougall, E'Shaina Harned, Mandi Briggs, Amy Crowley, Tracey Frederick, Randis Gallaway, Deena Sylvester, Nichole Glover, Jamie Manoles and Kim Swan.

New officers: Incoming board members include Leonard, Jenifer Randle, administrative vice president; Blair Bradley, bylaws chairman; Kristen Ferate, communications vice president; Mandy Heaps, community vice president; Erin Fong, finance vice president; Amanda Lawler, fundraising vice president; Jamie Maddy, membership vice president, and Pam Campbell, nominating chairman. They will take office in June.


Party: Juliana Samara and Spencer Simon were honorees at a cocktail buffet and miscellaneous shower in the home of Karen and Mike Samis. Co-hosts were Barbara and Bud Beeler, Kathy and Hal Brown, Shirley and Pete Everest, Laurie and Charlie Givens, Susan and Peter Hoffman, Linda and Tom Klos, Kent Potter, Mary Kay and Bobby Samis.

Theme: The evening's theme was Moroccan-inspired. Candlelit brass Moroccan lanterns and roses decorated the buffet table and the menu was Moroccan Beef Tangine with spicy yogurt sauce, Mediterranean chicken, saffron rice with barberries and orange zest, tomato, cucumber and red onion salad with feta cheese, sauteed sugar snap peas and Haricot Vert (green beans). Desserts were almond-filled cookies and mocha madeleines.

Seen: At the event were Leslie and Scott Samara, Robin and E.N. Simon, Lee and John Cohlmia, Jill and Mike Sleem, Sue and Gary Homsey, Lillian Badeen, Andrea and Johnny Jones, Jeary and Mike Seikel, Leanne and Keith Waddell, Fanny Bolen, Bebe and Bruce MacKellar, Ines and Charles Lormand, Marsha and Carson See, Melissa Burget, Jenny and David Kallenberger, Lisa and Mark Pierce, Maggie and John English, Alix and Shea Samara, Rachel and Nelson Bolen and Elizabeth and Christopher Haggard.

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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