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Helen Ford Wallace-- Parties, Etc.--Jan. 6

Pirate's Party, Ornament Shower, Christmas Party, Gala, Cocktail Buffet, Alumni Event
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: January 6, 2013


Occasion: The annual Christmas Gala was held by members of the Oklahoma City Hotel Association. Host was Gary Burleson, general manager of the Meridian Conference Center, where the event was held. Several honorees within the hotel industry were awarded Hospitality Associates of the Year.

Entertainment: Local magician Steve Crawford performed.

Menu and decorations: Holiday centerpieces and Christmas trees were among the decorations, and beef tenderloin and chicken Cordon Bleu were served to the 100 general managers and hotel industry associates.


Event: Members of Kappa Alpha Theta had the annual Christmas party and cocktail buffet in the home of Becky and David McCubbin. The McCubbin home was decorated for the holidays, and the Thunder game was televised in the kitchen and den.

Attendees: Susie and Brad Kemp, Lisa Elder, Carol and Carey Joullian, Julie Branch, Marta and David McCubbin, Kathy and Russ Walker, Karen Hanstein, Geraldine Raupe, Suzanne and Bruce Bockus, Beth and Leo Portman, Jennifer and Paul Shadid, Karma and Brett Robinson, Laura and Reeder Ratliff, Margaret Keith, Jill Farrand, Sue Ryan and Penny and John McCaleb.


Holiday party: Members of the Heritage Hall Alumni Association had their third annual holiday party at Devon Energy Tower. Matt Brown and Russ Koch are co-presidents of the association.

Entertainment: The party featured a photo booth with costumes, music by Born in November featuring C-Plus Band. Among the raffle prizes were Thunder tickets and an autographed Sterling Shepard football. Raffle proceeds went to scholarships awarded by the alumni association board.

Guests: The 300 guests included alumni from the first graduating class in 1971 to the most recent class of 2011. Among them were Kristen and Matt Brown, Mary Ann and Russ Koch, Brian Bogart, Dr. Dianne and Danny Kennedy, Nicole Jacobson, Amanda and Kyle Burris, Kim Meacham, Graham Colton, Lance McDaniel, Kelly Crotts, Kyla and Kelly Turner, Erielle Reshef, Suzanne and David Neff, Susan and Clint Lewis, Elizabeth and Kyle Gillum Heather and Dr. Tom Showalter, Brent Johnson, Trip Moore, Tami Muphy Moore, Derek Hammond, Damon Hammond, Jenny and David Ferguson, PJ and Dr. Betsy Gaske.

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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