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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties Etc.: May 25, 2014

Wedding Party, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Past Presidents, Early American Glass, Gavel Club Tea, Book Signing, Launch Party
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: May 25, 2014


Event: Sue Ann and Dudley Hyde were hosts for a party honoring their son and his wife, Cassie and Devon Hyde, from Tulsa, at Cafe Do Brazil Event Center. The couple was married March 9 in Las Vegas. The invitation stated that “Cassie and Devon said ‘Si’” and Sue Ann and Dudley say “Ole!” Dress attire was “Carnaval Casual.” Guests were longtime friends of Devon Hyde.

Entertainment/menu: Everyone learned to dance the samba after a black rice paella dinner. Dessert was the house special famous passion fruit chocolate mousse with heart sparklers for the newlyweds. Bob Benham’s birthday was that night so he also got a heart sparkler.

Guests: Kaye and Ed Cook, Janie and Jon Axton, Annie Bohanon, Henry Browne, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Carol and Mac Troy, Cheryl and Steve Browne, Linda Steinhorn, Polly and Larry Nichols, Susan and Peter Hoffman, Kathy and Russ Walker, Coe and Bill London, Terri Cooper, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Sharon and John Bozalis, Marilyn and Bud Meade, DeDe and Kent Maxwell, Leslie and Drew Schwartz, Jake Long, Lottie Selser, Nancy Hall, Ed Collins, Cori Brown Murphy, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Harolyn and Tom Enis, Karen and Bob Browne, Molly Ross and Preston Doerflinger were among the guests.


Announcement luncheon: The Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum members were hosts for a luncheon at which the official announcement of the 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame honorees was announced. The seven Oklahomans will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 at the Cox Convention Center. The event was at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum. Past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees were invited guests.

2014 honorees: Named as inductees are Harold T. Holden, Kremlin; Wanda Jackson, Maud; Neal McCaleb, Oklahoma City; Thomas H. McCasland, Duncan; Blake Shelton, Ada; Peggy Clark Stephenson, Antlers, and Alfre Woodard, Tulsa.

Program: Shannon Rich gave the welcome and Lee R. West presented the new class of honorees. Melissa Griffith sang the national anthem.

Seen: Among the guests were Lee Allan Smith, Jose Freede, Gene Rainbolt, Andy Coates, Bart Conner, Gary England, Ann Alspaugh, Lee R. West, Ralph Thompson, Joan Gilmore, Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Libby and G.T. Blankenship, Polly and Larry Nichols, Barbara and Bill Durrett, Mike Turpen, Glen Johnson, Anita Bryant, Bob Burke, Judy Hatfield, Jane Jayroe Gamble and George Nigh.


Dance: Lotus Club members met at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for the spring dance. Bud Meade is president of the group.

Band/decorations/menu: The Burton Band played and tables had spring flower centerpieces set on seafoam green tablecloths. Sliced beef tenderloin was served.

At the party: Marilyn and Bud Meade, Karen and Bob Browne, Susan and Carl Edwards, Lida and Ron Elkins, Mary Ann and Don Haskins, Lori and Dodge Hill, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Lucinda and David Huffman, Mary and Mike Mahaffey, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Polly and Larry Nichols, Libby and Morton Payne, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Kathy and Russ Walker, Anne and Dick Workman, Sharon and John Bozalis, Susan Parker and Drew Neville were among those attending.


Who/where: Junior League Past Presidents met for the annual luncheon at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Cristi Hooper Reiger, immediate past president, was hostess.

Why: At the meeting there were reports on community impact and the group learned about the launching of the new five-year focus area of health. It also toured “The Secret Garden,” the first installment of the Myriad Gardens “Bringing Books To Life” series, which received part of the league’s community gift last year.

Presidents attending: Anne Workman, Midge Lindsey, Kris Frankfurt, Karen Luke, Carol Troy, Susie Graves, Sally Bentley, Jeary Seikel, Gayle Semtner, Patty Anthony, Margaret Hoge, Cindy Riesen, Lee Ann Nordin, Myrla Pierson, Ann-Clore Duncan, Katie James, Betsy Mantor, Ann Cameron, Jill Greene, Whitney Tero, Kristen Brown, Kristi Leonard and Nazette Zuhdi were at the event.

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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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