HAPPY NEW YEAR
New Year's Brunch: The annual black-eyed pea New Year's Brunch was held at the JRB Art at the Elms Gallery. Guests checked out the artwork of Ford Beckman in the Main Gallery while enjoying Champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Menu/centerpiece: Black-eyed peas with condiments was one of the main dishes, along with ham and biscuits, vinegary Coleslaw, southern cornbread and deviled eggs. A bouquet of hydrangeas was on the buffet table, which was also set up in the Main Gallery. Desserts, including rum cake with whipped cream and strawberries, and dark chocolate and caramel brownies, were served.
Surprise guest: Judy Savage brought Rossi, her standard poodle. She has just written a book about the therapy dog and the book was available in the Art Gallery.
Guests: Kay and Andy Lasser, Bonnie and Bert Seabourn, Gwen and Rick Lippert, Joyce and Tom Stewart, Maryann and Bob McCaffree, Linda and Jerry Barnett, Lee Ann and Mike Nordin, Don Weaver, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Betsy and Dub Brunstetter, Dorothy and Walter Hammert, Judy and Larry Kelley, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Jan Jeffrey, Barbara Broadwell, Gail Vines, Charlene Weidell, Sue Loftis, Sally Davis, Anne and Barry Gray, Kaye Adams, Beth Hammack, Cynthia Archiniaco, Carmen, Chelsea and Carter McBride.
Party: Members of the Mercy Health Foundation board met for a party at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. They were asked to wear vintage holiday outfits.
Decorations: Christmas trees decorated the tables, along with whimsical reindeer.
Party favors: Blinking Christmas sunglasses, reindeer noses and rings were given to the guests as party favors.
Best dressed: Kathy Brown wore a pink holiday sweater with a white fur neckline and cuffs and Susan Drake's sweater featured Christmas light bulbs in various colors.
Seen: Jill and Trey Green, Jean and Jim Hartsuck, Patty and Rick Ruffin, Dana and Chris Gordon, Suzy and Paul Merritt, Mary Kay and Bob Samis, Amy and David Sine, Steve Brown, Renee and Kermit Brown, LaRue Switzer, Margaret and Cam McLain, Gregg Satherlie, Hal Brown, Ramsey Drake and Gary England, Kay and David Filson and Harold and Fae Turnbo, Karen and Jim Gebhart, Sister Rose Elizabeth Power, Jenny and Aaron Steffens, Marilyn Geiger, Jenne and Curt Knudsen, Matt Cloud, Davida and Chris Chandler and Kay and Gates Oliver.
Who/what/where: The Oklahoma City Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications met for lunch at the Will Rogers Tasting Room. The group is composed of women who work in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and writing. Mandi Briggs is AWC president.
Program: The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette Columnists — Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace — spoke about the etiquette column and generational issues in the workplace.