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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 8

Wrap-Up Celebration, Birthday Party, Sustainer Event, Hanging the Plaque, Queen's Birthday,
By Helen Ford Wallace Published: June 8, 2014


Occasion: Jose Freede was hostess for the wrap-up celebration of the 41st Orchestra League Show House. The luncheon was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Program: Show House chairman Rhonda White and OL President Debbie Minter recognized board members and gave them black leather tote bags with the OL logo.

Flowers/food: Huge bouquets of tulips, roses, peonies and hydrangeas tied with aqua tulle ribbons decorated the tables and the traditional chicken piccata, English peas, mashed potatoes with sauce, fruit and crème brulee was served for lunch.

Special recognition: Jean Hartsuck talked about the late Jeannette Sias, as she had co-hosted the luncheon with Freede for many years.

New officers: Deanna Pendleton is new OL president. She and her board members take office on July 1.


Party: A cocktail birthday party honored Susan Johnston recently. Hostesses were Judy Love, Barbara Brou, Sylvia Slater and Eileen Williams.

Menu/decorations: Guests enjoyed lobster sliders, shrimp cocktail in martini glasses, turkey meatballs, risotto cakes, caprese salad and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. The birthday cake, topped with flowers, was the centerpiece, flanked by vases of lowers.

Gift: The hostesses gave the honoree a jeweled pendant.

Seen: Leslie Buford, Sarah Bock, Sherry Beasley, Mary Ann Harroz, Nancy Muenzler, Jan Smith, Brenda McDaniel, Mary Coffey, Denna Holmes, Carolyn Moxley, Lois Salmeron and Deneen Tkach were among those at the party.


Luncheon: Chelin Satherlie, Dee Dugan, Mary England and Kay Oliver were hostesses on the terrace at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for a “Bon Voyage” party for Kay Murcer, who is moving to Dallas.

Party favors: Guests received personalized luggage tags, which also served as place cards. White umbrellas set the stage for the tables, which were decorated with red, white and blue table covers with designs of the honoree’s favorite logo.

Guests: At the party were Linda Neiman, Cindy Worth, Sherry Howell, Phyllis Rhodes, Vicky Vance, Michele Huston, Jennifer Kiersch, Lynne Roller, Debbie McCord, Susan Ghere, Jolene Holding and Pat Powers.


Event: Sustaining members of the Junior League had the spring party in the home of Janie Axton.

Program: President Kristen Brown thanked the group for its continued support of the Junior League and Shannon Love brought copies of the League’s new book “Goodnight OKC” for guests to purchase.

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