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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 18

Lobster Boil, Art Opening, Mother-Daughter Tea, Neighborhood Party,
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm •  Published: May 18, 2014


Lobster boil: Members of Gaillardia Golf & Country Club had the annual White Out and Lobster Boil in the ballroom, on the formal lawn and around the fire pit.

Tradition: The event featured members in white outfits and a seafood dinner, including lobsters, shrimp, clams, salmon, and crab.


Party: John Kennedy was host for a launch party for the Junior League of Oklahoma City’s new book “Goodnight OKC.” The book culminates the end of a 10-year literacy focus for the JLOC. The 32-page book was written by JL members and illustrated by local artist and past JL president Margaret Hoge.

Reader: Desmond Mason was special guest and read the book to children from the Boys and Girls Club, who received signed copies of the book.

Music: Jamie Bramble entertained.

Seen: Among the people at the event were Sara Sweet, Christy and Jim Everest, Polly Nichols, Patty Anthony, Karen Delaney, Mei Martin, Betsy Mantor, Ann Clore-Duncan, Ann Cameron, Kim Riley, Wendy Mounger, Nicole Dobbins, Jenifer Stehr, and Jill and Joe Strunk.


Opening reception: Beth Hammack, Doug Hoke and John Wolfe’s artwork was shown at JRB Art at the Elms and they were honorees at a reception during the First Friday Paseo Gallery Walk art exhibit. “Better Than Wallpaper” was Hammack’s work of large abstract paintings. Hoke’s exhibit was black and white photographs titled “North of Reno.” Wolfe presented “Sentinels,” which were mixed media sculptures.

Food/friends: On the menu were chicken salad profiteroles, hummus on toast points and cookies provided by Iguana Catering. At the event were Kim and Marty Dillon, Judy and Bill Phillips, Alyce and Ron Page, Judy and Bill Phillips, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Darlene and Larry Parman, Sue and Gary Homsey, Lori and Dodge Hill, Sally Bentley, Suzie Lillard, Carolyn and Richard Howell, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Patsy and Wes Lucas, Connie Ellison, David Hunt and Barbara Bates and John Bates.


Tea: Mother and daughter members at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club had a tea preceding Mother’s Day. Tea foods included Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd, house-made jam, fresh fruit tartlets, macaroons, chocolate-covered strawberries, coconut cake, pastry swans, chicken salad on profiterole, smoked salmon mousse, cucumber on rye, brie and apple with watercress ham and herb butter on pumpernickel, aged cheddar and sweet onion scones, and an assortment of teas.

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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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