Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Feb. 9

January Birthday Party, Pre-Wedding Party, Founder's Day Lunch, New Exhibit, Colonial Days
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: February 9, 2014


Birthday party: Friends who share January birthdays met in the home Heather and Bob Ross. They have been celebrating together for 40 years. The group met in 1974 in the home of Betty Jo Law. This year the group returned to Betty Jo's former home, which is now the Ross home. The party has been hosted by many people through the years and in this year's hostess group was Lelah Craig, Ginny Greenberg, Jamie Farha, Heather Ross, Lil Ross, Molly Ross and Martha Williams. Betty Jo Law was honorary hostess.

Birthday treats: Cookies and petit fours with “40” of them were served to the guests. Rosemary Scalpone's birthday was on the day of party, so guests sang to her.

Others seen: Dannie Bea Hightower, Linda James, Susan Hoffman, Caroline Gist, Jane Crain, Sally Lamprich, Charlotte Ream Cooper, Kathy Walker, Liz Coe, Todis McDonald, Meridith Cassidy, Julie Wells, Stephanie Watts, Patty Jones, Mattie Perryman, Cynthia Meyerson, Terry Bradley, Susan Edwards, Carol Hall Gann, Brenda McDaniel, Patti Leeman, Joan Payne, Melba Rhinehart, Sandy Shapard.


Party: Simone Taylor and Carl Anderson IV were honorees at a pre-wedding party in the home of Patty and Rick Ruffin. Co-hosts were Melody and Jim Brown, Janie Law, Penny and John McCaleb, Becky and David McCubbin, Claudia and Jim Robertson, the Ruffins, Jane Webb, Leanne and Keith Waddell and Tina and Glen Webster.

Food/flowers: Included on the menu was grilled shrimp, chicken and bacon-wrapped jalapenos, risotto with asparagus and saffron, green salad and heart-shaped sugar cookies with the couple's initials. Large planters of cyclamen and sweet William greeted guests as they arrived, and the buffet table was filled with red crystal vases with red roses and greenery. Hearts of red, pink and white roses on moss were framed in silver boxes.

Guests: At the party were Claire and Carl Anderson, Elaine and Christopher Anderson, Gloria Duffner, Chris Duffner, Stevie and Tom Taylor, Gayla and Gary Purdum, Elizabeth and Chris Haggard, Annie Bohanon, Henry Browne, Billy Bozalis, Brenna and Ross See. Jan and Jarrett Mankin, Beth Myers, Pat Northwood, Mary Blanton, Kathy and Hal Brown, Holly and Philip Wilson, Terri and Andy Hubbard, Ashley McCubbin and Justin Henry, Bev and George Dahnke and Daniel Reineke.


Occasion: Members of Kappa Alpha Theta alumni met for a founder's day luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Thetas honored for 75 years were Patty Jones, Genevieve McCalla and Elizabeth Milam. Fifty- year Thetas honored were Sherry Conger, Rindy Hyde, Marty McCharen, Brooke Murphy, Nancy Powell, Ann Ryan and Toni Glenn. A slideshow presentation on each honoree was shown. Yellow orchids decorated the tables.

On the committee: Committee members were Anne Looney, Barbara Thornhill, Mary Lynn West, Susan Sigmon and Judy Phillips. Phillips was in charge of the program which honored Theta-of-the-Year Kim Joseph.

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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