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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 24

Sip and See Brunch, Neighborhood Party, Senior Follies, Banquet, Art Show
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: June 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm •  Published: June 24, 2012

Entertainment: The group sang songs around the piano.

Seen: Pat and Jay Edwards, Jo Rowan, Jody Miller, Terry Runnels, Betty Catching, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Lisbeth and Stan Alexander, Betty Windsor, Charlotte Franklin, Jane Hall, Carolyn and Bob Windsor, Sherman Andrus, Kristina Rapp, Kerry Robertson, David Anderson, Linda Piro Wright, Jim Henline, Larry Darnell, Lou Ann Rice, Virginia Wright, Jackie Short, Carol and Gary Sander, Lynn Hefley, Paul Coulter, Victor Wong.


Gala celebration: The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards banquet was at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention Center. The event honored Oklahoma's top public school educators and students. OFE chairman is David L. Boren.

Honorees: 100 public high school seniors from Oklahoma were honored as Academic All-Staters and four Medals for Excellence in Teaching were given to Teresa Potter, Betsy Ballard, Gladys Lewis and Charles Abramson. The elementary/secondary administration award recipient was Kathryn Turner.

Keynote speaker: Author, magazine editor and television host Fareed Zakaria was guest speaker.


Artist's reception: Ben Dodson was host for the 29th Anniversary show and sale in Dodson Galleries. The event featured artwork by 25 artists from the 2012 Prix de West Invitational Event.

Still open: The exhibit will run through June 30.


Luncheon: The Oklahoma Division of the Magna Charta Dames and Barons had the annual luncheon at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.

Speaker: Erma Stewart portrayed suffragette Alice Paul.

Table/program: Shields and red and gold flower bouquets decorated the tables and new officers were elected and installed.

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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