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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 5

President's Ball, Bridal Shower, Reunion, Open House, Luncheons
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: May 5, 2013


Who/what/where/why: Scott Spradling and his wife, Suzanne, were honorees at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club's President's Ball at the country club. He is the incoming president of the board of directors. Other officers who were introduced at the event were Jim Hazelwood Jr., vice president; Dudley Hyde, secretary, and Carl Edwards, treasurer, and Bud Beeler, Jay T. Edwards, Susan Parker, Robert Clements, Mike Nordin, John McCaleb, Gary Homsey, John Waldo and Chuck Ainsworth, directors.

How: A string quartet and a pianist played during dinner and Groove Merchants played for dancing. Lamb chops and petite filet of beef were on the menu and desserts, served in the Great Hall, included homemade ice cream and sorbets, mini-cupcakes, a doughnut table and a chocolate table. Lanterns, flowers and greenery decorated the entryway, the Great Hall and the Regency Room.


Occasion: Alexis Hefner was the honoree at a bed, bath and boudoir shower in the home of Rhonda Bratton. Co-hostesses were Susan Citty, Ryan McNitt, Iman Berglan and Gabrielle Hefner.

Highlights: Guests were greeted at the door with mimosa drinks. Vases were filled with lavender and purple tulips and purple hydrangeas with baby's breath and were set on tables throughout the home. Lavender and white lace cookies and chicken salad croissants were served.

Gifts: The bride-to-be received linens for her new home, trousseau gifts and personal gifts, including a jeweled wedding garter.

Seen: Guests included Debbie Wehba, Sue Homsey, Jane and Camryn McGinnis, Andrea Ethington Jones, Olivia Jones, Kim Barnes, Maree Treece, Aimee Treece, Callie Marso, Megan Marso, Susan Burckart, Lynn Coury, Carol Hefner, Stephanie Berglan, Luann and Caitlin Arnold.


Party: Jane Jayroe Gamble and Gerald Gamble were hosts for a party honoring opera singer Demetra George (also known as Debbie Giannopoulos Mustafoglu) who was in town for the Putnam City Schools Foundation banquet where she was named 2013 Wall of Fame honoree. She and her husband, Mike Mustafoglu, live in Los Angeles and Cyprus. In Los Angeles, they hosted Oklahoma City University friends who were there for the Rose Parade for the Centennial Celebration several years ago. The opera star grew up in Oklahoma City and attended OCU.

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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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