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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 19

Junior League 85th Anniversary Gala, Wedding Showers, Baby Shower, Ribbon Cutting Reception, Spring Picnic,
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: May 19, 2013

/articleid/3822796/1/pictures/2083406">Photo - Matt and Kristen Brown, Cristi and Kurt Reiger. Photo by David Faytinger for The Oklahoman
Matt and Kristen Brown, Cristi and Kurt Reiger. Photo by David Faytinger for The Oklahoman

Hosts: Claudia and Jim Robertson, Marylee and Tim Strange, Susan Coles and Tom Parrish, Sallie Cavin and Pam and Richard Lane.

Seen: Courtney Greer, Andrew Green, Ann and Craig McBride, Marsha and Mark Tygret, Tina and Elby Beal, Vickie and Tony Bumpas, Diane and Bob Cooke, Joe Fallin, Sherry Judd, Karen and Don Maxwell, Ann and Jim Reeves, Melanie and Marc Rice, Pam and Jerry Russell, June and Bob Skaggs, Glenna and Dick Tanenbaum, Judy and Tom Wolf. Rhonda and Jim Williston, Britta Van Landingham, Lou Hofmeister, Robyn Schoen, Ryan Bailey, Sarah and Mitchell Moore.


Party: Lauren Steakley Brollier was the honoree at a baby shower in the home of Linda and Ron James. Hostesses were Linda James, Emily Blaschke, Georgene Blaschke, Timi Burch, Anna Homsey, Sue Homsey, Adrienne Husted and Laura Kirkpatrick. They gave the honoree a baby swing. Lauren and Tucker Brollier are expecting a baby in June.

Theme: Pink and blue flowers, cookies and cupcakes were used in decorations and food.

Attendees: Among the guests were Libby Steakley, Linda Roberts, Lauren Mincey, Mary Sue Shelley, Judy Lehmbeck, Billie Austin, Patty Cohenour, Grenda Moss, Susan Hoffman and Naureen Hubbard.


Reception: Oklahoma Christian University unveiled the new front door of the University and the Lou Phillips Welcome Center in Garvey Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by OC board members, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The reception in the Welcome Center included a tour of the new facility, lemonade, treats from Eileen's Colossal Cookies and a popcorn bar. One hundred people attended including philanthropist Jose Freede who helped fund the construction of the Center.

History: During more than three decades at Oklahoma Christian, Lou Phillips was a longtime executive assistant and later served as coordinator of special projects. She worked closely with five OC presidents, J. Terry Johnson, Kevin Jacobs, Alfred Branch, Mike O'Neal and John deSteiguer, and also served on the board of the Oklahoma Christian Women's Association until she died in January.

Special words: Just before Phillips died, she told President deSteiguer to “take care of OC.” Those words are displayed in the Lou Phillips Welcome Center.

Purpose: The new facility will be a beginning point for campus guests, including future students and parents who tour the university. The venue will also house OC's Office of Events and Campus Coordination.


Occasion: Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae members held the annual spring picnic in the home of Sue Timberlake.

Special presentation: Leah Logan, Theta Alumnae District XI director, talked about the Theta National Organization and how the local chapter benefits from membership.

Officers: New officers are Janie Axton, president; Johnna Schick, president-elect; Emily Blake, membership; Chris Kumler, recording secretary; Susan Laster, corresponding secretary; Julie Branch, treasurer, and Karma Robinson, Flaming Festival chairman.

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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