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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Nov. 4

Champagne Reception, Casady Alumni Banquet, Cocktail Receptions, French Event
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: November 4, 2012

Other activities: Homecoming events included the Casady Club luncheon featuring John S. Solomon as speaker, Fall Fest, an All-Classes breakfast, campus tours and an alumni field hockey game against the junior varsity.


What/who/where: An Artspace at Untitled preview cocktail reception and dinner was held at the gallery. The exhibition was presented by The Ministry of Culture of Spain, The Embassy of Spain, the Spain-USA Foundation, in conjunction with Artspace at Untitled, and will be in place until Jan. 5.

Party planners: Committee members were Annie Bohanon, chairman; Amalia Miranda Silverstein, co-chairman; and Cindy Barnard, Terri Cooper, Jeanette Elliott, Mary Frates, Pat Gallagher, Mary Ellen Gumerson, Leslie Hudson, Meg Salyer, Linda Trippe, Lori Tyler, Jennifer Upton, Laura Warriner and Renate Wiggin.

The buzz: Tapas and cocktails were served and then dinner, catered by Western Concepts, was South American Soup, Beef Bourguignon with Pommes Dauphinoise, Apple Strudel with Orange Caramel. Tables were decorated with unique glass sculptures made by Tracey and Rick Bewley. The Hartel Dance Group performed during dinner.

Guests: Anne and Ed Dalton, Jeanette and Rand Elliott, Mary Ellen and Bill Gumerson, Chip Oppenhein, Susan and Ralph McCalmont, Shannon and Chip Fudge, Joan Frates, Linda Lambert, Ginny Greenberg, Bob Allee, Greg Story, Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Joan Gilmore, Leslie Blair, Mark Hanstein, Laura and Joe Warriner, Bill Bleakley, Steve Prescott, Peg Malloy, Linda and Ken Howell, Renate and Chuck Wiggin.


Event: Barbara and Ralph Thompson were hosts for the Alliance Francaise Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows event. It honored the partner students and teachers from the area of Amiens in Picardie, France. Ada High School teacher Kris Earle, her students and the Ada community are hosting the French students and teachers.

Welcome: Cathy Webster, Alliance Francaise president, welcomed the group. On the tables were flags of the United States and France.

Others greeting guests were Ginny Harrison, Bob Alfson, Desa Dawson, Jennifer Robinson, Tom Ziebell, Tim Fall, Jackson Fall, Kris Earle.

Research: Among the topics that the eight French students will study are agriculture in Oklahoma, electricity production in Oklahoma, comparison of food habits of teenagers in Oklahoma and in Amiens and a comparative study of renewable energy sources.

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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