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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 20, 2014

Reception, Bridal Party, Barbecue, Art Exhibit, Picnic
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: July 20, 2014


Occasion: The 6th annual Sooner Barbecue was held in the home of John McKee in Santa Fe, N.M. A group of University of Oklahoma alumni and friends attended the event on July 4th. New Mexico alumni from Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Taos were at the party.

Menu: Smoked “Bevo” was the entree.

People: At the party were Carol and Jeff Hirzel, Harrylou Egolf, Allen Johnson, Blake Johnson, Dugan McIlroy, Willliam Hendricks, Jane and Tom Medders, Tom Nance, Jim Finney, Kathy and Guy Gronquist, Dora and (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Van Horn, Suzie and Frank Battalia, Pat and Gerald Sanford, Beth and Peter Shumway, Brooke Dulaney, Trish Witcher, Ann Browning and Linda Osborne.


Special reception: During the First Friday Walk in Paseo District, artwork from Don Narcomey, Greg Gummersall, Liz Roth and Connie Imboden was shown at JRB Art at the Elms Gallery.

Catering: Food from Blue Bell Grill included rosemary fried chicken legs, butter mashed potatoes with cream gravy, garlic butter biscuits.

Decorations: The buffet table was decorated in red, white and blue with an arrangement of red cannas from the cutting garden behind the gallery.

People: Guests included Mike Smith, Randy Floyd, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Amanda Bleakley, Paul Medina, Brian Fitzsimmons, TiTi Nguyen, Larry Pickering, Alyce and Ron Page, Doug Hoke, Angela and Joe Slack, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Dorothy and Walter Hammert, Brithe Flexner, Romy Owens, Kristina and David Gallagher, Tom Toperzer, Bonnie and Bert Seabourn, Marlene Helsel, Charlene Weidell, Barbara Broadwell, Peter Dolese, Vicki and Don Narcomey and Liz Roth.


Event: Members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club celebrated July 4th with an outdoor buffet dinner on the club’s upper terrace.

Other activities: One of the special activities for the day was a cardboard regatta. People built man-powered boats to float across the swimming pool.

There was also a snow cone trolley, a potato sack race and other games for the children.

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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