Luncheon: Annie Oakley Society members and guests recently celebrated several major happenings at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. They celebrated Kristin Chenoweth, who won the Annie Oakley Society Award; Pat Summitt, the Annie Oakley Society Lifetime Achievement Award; Cathy Keating and Lynn Friess, who won the newly established Annie Oakley Society Trailblazer Award, and the unveiling of a plan for an addition to the NCWHM, pending a member vote at the end of the month.
Theme/food/flowers: A construction theme was used, including a drafting table, which served as the podium where Cathy Keating, chairman, and Lynn Friess, co-chairman, presided. Balloon flower bouquets decorated the stage. Pink construction hard hats for guests were at each place, along with workman’s black metal lunchboxes filled with shrimp and vegetarian sandwich wraps, tabouli and fresh fruit. Yellow, turquoise and orange ladders, interspersed with red flowers, were set at each end of the room, along with drawings of the proposed addition. Colorful Gerber daisies with latticed ribbons were table centerpieces.
Details: Gov. Mary Fallin and the chairmen of the society welcomed the guests and Lance Benham gave the museum master plan update. The Oklahoma City University American Spirit Dancers, directed by Jo Rowan, entertained. For the awards, Jane Jayroe Gamble represented Kristin Chenoweth and Sherri Coale represented Pat Summitt.
People: At the event were Judy Love, Linda Carpenter, Susan Hoffman, Lee Allan Smith, Polly Nichols, Sue Ann Hyde, Steve Karr, Michael Myers, Gov. Bill Anoatubby, Karen Browne, Judy Hatfield, Cindy Rice, Heather Ross, Sylvia Slater, Freda Deskin, Ann Alspaugh, Gayle Semtner, Barbara Simons, Lela Sullivan, Lee-Ann Graham, Judi Freyer, Barbara Brou, Junie and Jerry Chenoweth, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Jeanetta Dobson, Bob Funk and Barbara Green.
Aim high: The mission of the Annie Oakley remains: “To build and sustain world-class educational experiences for children and families to teach the rich history of the American West for generations to come.” The “Aim High” saying comes from Annie Oakley herself. She said: “Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success.”
The society and project: The Annie Oakley Society is composed of women leaders who, like Oakley, play significant roles in shaping communities and support the museum. The project is a large-scale playground project featuring cowboys, Native Americans and Western landscape. It will provide educational opportunities incorporated into play for children of all ages.
Party: Susan and Peter Hoffman for hosts for a dinner for artists participating in the annual Prix de West Art Show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and for members of the board of directors at the museum. The group was at a preview party at the museum before dinner.
People attending: At the party were Linda and Lance Benham, Carrie and Steven Karr, Jeanetta and Everett Dobson, Polly and Larry Nichols, Sally and Jeff Starling, Janine Regiers, Bob Funk, Danielle and Jeremy Lipking, Russell Case, Logan Hagege, Pamela and George Carlson and Curt Walter.
What: Opening night festivities for the 14th annual deadCenter Film Festival was sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation and featured a rooftop party, open to all pass holders, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It was the first opportunity for pass holders to meet with the filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals. There was a long line at the elevator for people to get in. All four Oklahoma Film Icon Award winners attended.
Film: The opening night film “The Trip to Italy” was held at the museum following the party, and it was sold out.
Fast facts: Here are a few facts about the Festival: The 2014 deadCenter Film Festival featured 90 independent films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films from Oklahoma and around the world. More than 1,000 films were submitted this year. The deadCenter Film Festival is named for its central geographic location, in the center of the U.S. and in the downtown center of Oklahoma City.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SODY
Partying: Sody Clements celebrated her birthday with her mah jongg group and their husbands. They went to the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur. The women played mah jongg, and the husbands joined them for wine tasting at the Rusty Nail Winery on Main Street. Cocktails and dinner were at the Artesian where they spent the night.
The next day: The group ate lunch at Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant, where Sody wore the famed “Mucho Oldo” sombrero that the group has used throughout the years. They also had a private tour of the Chickasaw Cultural Center. The women put on a skit called “Sodyopholis, If Sody Ruled the World.” They wore headbands fashioned with pincushions and tape measure bows.
Party favors: Sody gave party favors of coffee mugs with the slogan “Chocolates, Chums and Chickasaws.”
Attending: Sody and Robert Clements, Toni and David Cook, Marty and Robert Margo, Gayle and Barney Semtner, Mary and Bill Price, Jane and Sandy Elliott, and Jeary and Mike Seikel celebrated the birthday.
HONORING LAUREN AND LEE
Pre-nuptial party: Lauren Levy and Lee Harmon were honorees at a pre-wedding cocktail party in Harry’s Bar at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. They plan to be married in September. Hosts were Barbara and Bud Beeler, Sally Bentley, Sally and Joe Blake, Nancy and Joe Bradley, Martha and Ron Bradshaw, Patty and Kent Cohenour, Kelly Daviee, Judy and Larry Davis, Sue and Gary Homsey, Linda and Ken Howell, Dahl and Bob Luttrell, Marilyn and Bud Meade, Susan Parker, Drew Neville, and Susie and Gary Rawlinson.
On the tables: Blue and white urns and vases and flowers were centerpieces, and included on the menu were chicken tenders, egg rolls, shrimp, Brie and cups of vegetables.
People: Frances Kenyon-Thompson, Kathy and John Griffin, Kathy and Russ Walker, Steve Parker, Linda Garrett, Janis Mildren, Bill Carey, Helen and Bobby Sullivan, Bette and Jim MacKellar, Marty and Robert Margo, Lexy and Huston Huffman, Tiffany and Brad Davis, Peter Rawlinson, Connie Givens and Donna Harmon were among those at the party.
HONORING SARAH AND TERRY
Event: Sarah McCubbin and Terry Brown were honorees at a cocktail buffet and shower in the home of Barbara and Steve Young. The couple have scheduled a July wedding. There were white lights in all the trees and white flower bouquets for the tables.
Hosts: Hosts were the Youngs, Cindy and Mike Biddinger, Donna and Bill Bozalis, Vicki and Jim English, Terri and Andy Hubbard, Susie and Brad Kemp, Kym Mason, Roberta and Greg Roush, Katie and Tony Say, Linda and Steve Slawson.
At the party: Guests included Marta and Mark McCubbin, Becky and David McCubbin, D’Arline McCubbin, Alison McCubbin, Joy and Phil Brown, Judy Jordan, Terry and Hank Bradley, Beth and Leo Portman, Susan and Tim Love, Claudia and Jim Robertson, Christy and Walter Johnson, Martha and Rick Coe, Julie and Brian Tibbs, Terry and Anders Carlson, Teresa and Max Wilds, Laura and Reeder Ratliff, Patsy Carey, Terry Murray, Lisa and Doug Franklin, Kim and Austin Heaps and Ashley McCubbin and Justin Henry.
HONORING JESSI AND BEN
Fiesta: Jessi Jarvis and Ben Cook were honored at a Fiesta and Shower at Mamasita’s. They plan to be married in September. Hosts were Cathy and Mike Cross, Susan and Carl Edwards, Amy and Eddie Edwards, Ann and Zane Fleming, Susie and Tommy Gray, Marilyn and Jack Henley, Debbie and Ron McCord and Mary and J. Robert Reneau.
Food/drink: Margaritas were served as well as fajitas, layered dips and miniature bundt cakes.
Guests: Drue and Matt Diesselhorst, Amy and Jeremy Almon, Regan and Michael Raff, Colby Anderson, Cyndi and Jim David, Sarah and Eric Weisgarber and Jenny and Mason Zabel were among the guests.
Occasion: A French sidewalk cafe-themed bridal shower honored Rachael Turner. She married Andrew Seistrup on Saturday. Hostesses were Tommy Atchison, Velia Deal, Melissa Howell, Carmen LaRue and Patty Mercer.
Decorations/menu: Centerpieces were bouquets of ivory tulips, roses and stock and ivory and black toile fabric was draped on black tablecloths. Also on the tables were photos of the couple and French postcards. A menu board listed the food in French and included French cheeses, pears with blue cheese, baguettes, wine and an epergne centerpiece with chocolates surrounded with roses and tulips.
Entertainment: Greg Northwood played classical guitar music. Guests had their pictures taken in a photo booth area with vintage hats, jewelry and scarves.
Who/what/where: The Magna Charta Dames and Barons annual luncheon was held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.
Speaker: Judith Lewis was speaker and she talked about “Life in the English Country House: The Reality Behind Downton Abbey.”