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Helen Ford Wallace; Parties, Etc.: Nov. 11

Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Birthday, Dinners, Book Reception, Halloween Party
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: November 11, 2012

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Melinda Johnson, Jose Freede, Lynn White, Ann Alspaugh. PHOTO BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN


Dinner party: A group of hosts honored John S. Solomon and his wife, Anne, and baby Eli. John S. Solomon was named the Casady School Young Alumni Achievement Award winner.

Party planners: Hosts for the event were Hank and Terry Bradley, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Candy and Chuck Ainsworth, Kathy and John Griffin, Marty and Robert Margo, Jane and Jim White, Barbara Quillian, Patsy Gaberino Carey, Joanne and Harrison Smith and Cheryl and Steve Browne.

Guests: Among the guests were Jen and Patrick Quillian, Marty and Cliff Conkle, Katie and Jay Griffin, Erin and Blake Beeler, Betsy Hyde, Nick Berry, Betsy and Bob Thorpe, Melissa Burget, Nancy and John Rowntree and Becky and Jim Buchanan.


Who/what/where: Ruth Frazier celebrated her 90th birthday with a party in the Vintage Room of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Hosts were her children Kirk Hammons, John Frazier and Bill Frazier and their spouses, Royce Hammons, Kim Frazier and Mirna Frazier.

Who else: Among the guests were Jay Frazier, her husband of 66 years, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Entertainment: Kip Curtis played the piano, including the Fraziers' favorite songs.

Taking the stage: Jason Hammons gave the toast for the honoree and toasted all of her children and their families individually.

Gift: A hand-painted Limoges box in the shape of a cake with her monogram was the honoree's gift.


Occasion: At the dinner for the annual Leadership Oklahoma fall conference, the Distinguished Leader Award was given to Michelle Finch-Walker. There was also a live auction for LOK members and guests.

The conference: The event was held at the Devon Energy Tower and this year's forum featured Bill Bishop, author of “The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart.”


Party: The opening reception for the book “Satan Like Spam” by Nicole Garber was held recently at An Art Space For Emerging Artists in Norman. It is the second novel in a series.

Also: Cover artist Abby Stiglets showed paintings, sketches and prints and the book trailer for the book, which was filmed by Choate House.


What: Anita and Mike Nash, in vampire costumes, celebrated their 10th annual Halloween Nash Bash with about 200 friends in their southeast Edmond home decked out for the holiday.

Of note: As guests walked up their driveway to the party, they were greeted with a giant pumpkin and a cemetery filled with handmade gravestones depicting the Nash family (“Here lies the ashes of all the Nashes,” reads one) and previous costume contest winners.

Winners: Dressed as an '80s prom couple, Michael and Janna Leach won two round-trip airplane tickets for best overall costume and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for which the Nash Bash received more than $1,070 in donations.

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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