NIGHT AT THE PENTHOUSE
Party: Jose Freede and daughters Cathy Freede and Margaret Owens were hostesses for a private evening party at the Symphony Show House. Guests enjoyed the Show House tour of the 18th floor penthouse at United Founders Tower before dinner.
Flowers/food: Tall vases of roses, hydrangeas, Gerber daisies, orchids and tulips decorated the food tables and lower versions of the bouquets were set where guests were seated. On the menu was tenderloin of beef, salmon and chicken and vegetables, plus a special array of desserts. Tablecloths were beige and the matching chair backs featured bows.
Seen: Among the 120 guests were Dana and Chris Gordon, Polly and Larry Nichols, Mary Nichols, Mary and Bill Price, Jim Vallion, Bob Slovacek, Barbara Beeler, Ron White, Joan Gilmore, Judge Dan Owens, Debby and Paul Dudman, Ann and David Brown, Linda Steinhorn, Val and Jim Zaslaw, Elienne Brown, Charles Freede, Kelsey and Dr. Roland Walters, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Anne and Ed Dalton, Lois and John Salmeron. Paige and Ben Dougherty, Callie Gordon, Matthew Athey. Kate Dark, Bryan Gordon, Barbara and Judge Ralph Thompson, Vernon Hyde and Darla and John deSteiguer.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN
Events: John Trigg was honored at two 85th birthday parties. His wife, Lynne, was hostess for a party for his high school and college friends and daughters Ann McBride and Marylee Strange gave a party for his family and work friends.
Invitations: Both invitations featured pictures of him as a child, in college and last year at a family reunion in Colorado.
Menus: Friday night’s menu was a Mexican buffet and Saturday night’s dinner was his favorite meal of navy beans, ham and corn bread.
Seen: Among the people at the parties were Ruth and Bill Strange, Trish and Max Clark, Janice and Joe Dan Trigg, Janie Thompson, Courtney Greer, Juliann and Katylee Strange, Andrew Green, Rita Moore, Faith Mary and Randy Everest, Jan and Bill Robinson, Geraldine Raupe, Shirley Blaik, Nancy deCordova, Carole Drake, Janette and Mick Everson, Betty Jo Law, Sue Simmons, Joann Ingle and Dawn and Dick Cain.
SPECIAL AWARD WINNER
Occasion: Donna Nigh was awarded the John R. Bozalis M.D. Children’s Wellness Award for her efforts in encouraging healthy choices for Oklahoma youth. The Schools for Healthy Lifestyles Children’s Wellness Award reception was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Dr. Michael Crutcher gave the SHL overview and honorary chairman Kim Henry gave introductions. Presenting sponsor was Tom Travis from IBC Bank.
Entertainment: Students from Will Rogers Elementary in Shawnee danced.
Overview: SHL serves 59 elementary state schools and partners with 50 public and private health-related organizations. Dr. John Bozalis is board chairman.
NEW CHIEF OF STAFF
Reception: Dr. Sudhir Khanna was the honoree at a reception given by Sam and Dr. Murali Krishna and Nancy and Tim Johnsen in the Krishna home in the Mulholland addition of Edmond. Khanna, an Oklahoma City nephrologist, is the new chief of staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He has also been chief of staff at Integris Edmond Medical Center. He and his wife, Dr. Veena Khanna, were introduced by the president of Integris Health Bruce Lawrence, and COO and executive VP of Integris Health, Chris Hammes.
Entertainment/food: Nancy Johnsen sang at the event, accompanied by Jeff Israel. Chef Balaji of Jimalaya’s Restaurant served Indian cuisine.
Guests: Among those at the party were Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger and Polly and Larry Nichols. Also there were members of Integris Baptist Medical Center’s Governing Board, Medical Executive Committee and leadership, including former chiefs of staffs Dr. Bill Hood and Dr. Jay Cannon, Khanna’s family, friends, partners and community leaders.
AND THEY’RE OFF!
Derby day party: Diane Cooke was hostess for a Kentucky Derby Day brunch for members of Delta Delta Delta Alumnae. Members were asked to wear derby day hats.
Food: Brunch was quiche, cinnamon rolls, sausages and mint juleps. Food coordinators were Marsha Tygret, Melinda Compton, Jackie Jones, Margaret McLain and Diane Cooke.
Seen: Helen Frazier Southerland, Jane Sherrock, Amy Dougherty, Sharyl Thompson, Emily Blanding, Sarah Bigbie, Morgan Wolber, Juliann Strange and Rachel Uraneck.
Officer installation: Current president Nina Barker installed new officers, including incoming president Kacey Luster. Other officers are: Claudia Robertson, president-elect; Tina Izadi, vice president and caring and sharing; Lauren McCoy and Susan Murray, hospitality; Juliann Strange, treasurer; Sarah Simpson, assistant treasurer; Mary Gravette, nominating; Marylee Strange, email coordinator; Sarah Massucci, assistant email; Leslie Baumert, Trident correspondent; Katylee Strange, publicity; Massucci and Murray, newsletter; Strange and Luster, yearbook/directory; Lauren Quick, OU collegiate relations; Ashley Simpson, OSU collegiate relations; Brooke Powell, Emily Blanding and Jayne Underwood, Founder’s Day; Melanie Russell, Marca Floyd, Luster and Robertson, OKC Panhellenic; Marsha Tygret, food coordinator; Julie Barry, OKC reference; Sally Story, Edmond reference; Morgan Wolber and Nina Barker, photographers; Jill Kasti-Cobb, Pansy Patch; Rachel Uraneck and Sarah Bigbie, Art With A Heart; Rachel Bradley, Joanna Rus, Brooke Powell, Juliann Strange, Katylee Strange, Uraneck, young Tri Deltas, and Sonja Pellow, Golden Circle.
LOVELY WEDDING SHOWER
Party: A wedding shower honored Valerie Gooden who plans to marry John Johnson in June. Hostesses were Karen Mayfield, Jennifer Kremeler, Linda Rice and Emogene Collins.
Beautiful table: The table flowers were bouquets of white roses, snapdragons, hydrangeas, larkspurs and lilies. Raspberry punch was served in a crystal bowl and a tiered tray held petite wedding cupcakes. White tulle and pearls added to the decorations.
Guests: Among the guests were LaDonna Meinders, Skeeter Flazier, Jody Gooden, Lois Salmeron, Ellen Jayne Wheeler, Shirley Ridley, Donna Morley, Jamie Smith, Katrina Hertenson and Carlene Gooden.
Dinner: The 75th anniversary celebration of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy was celebrated at a dinner recently in Weatherford.