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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 13

Anniversary, Reunion, Sip and See, OC Gala, Alumni Banquet, Special Tailgate Party, Fall Coffee,
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: October 13, 2013


Anniversary celebration: Barbara and William G. “Bill” Paul celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27 with a dinner at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.

Guests: 300 people were at the party including their four children and five of their nine grandchildren. Children are George Paul, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alison Miller, Portland, Ore.; Elaine Seidel, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and Steve Paul, Broken Arrow. Spouses and children are Darren, Will, Lauren and Addie Seidel and Laura, William and Megan Paul.

Theme: Theme for the celebration was “Value Family and Friends Above All Else.” Coasters with that theme were given to all of the guests. Poster-sized photos from the Paul's wedding album were set on easels around the room.


On the town: Baby Jack Brollier, five-month old son of Lauren and Tucker Brollier, was the honoree at a Sip and See party in the home of Kanela Huff. Hostesses were Barbie Borlaug, Cheryl Browne, Jill King, Kathy Loggie, Tina Stubbs and Huff.

Invitation: The invitation stated that guests were invited to meet “Libby's newest grandbaby.” Libby Steakley is the baby's grandmother.

Food/flowers: There was smoked salmon, pork tenderloin, various dips and monogrammed petits fours. A signature orange mint drink was also served. Flowers on the tables followed a blue and white theme with blue hydrangeas, white tulips and white mums.


Buffet dinner: The 1963 Class of Harding High School met to celebrate its 50-year reunion. A dinner was held at The Waterford Hotel and Judy Ferguson, Betty Picket and Jo Tarr provided entertainment. Al Blake, a musician and blues singer, from Los Angeles, Calif., played harmonica for the crowd.

Special memories: Susan Moorman and Kaye Adams compiled a 275-page reunion book about their years at Harding with pictures of classmates.

Committee: Clark Musser, Susan Moorman and Marty McCharen spearheaded the reunion and committee members were Kaye Adams, Tommy Davis, Rick Gentry, Porter Morgan, Bun Baker, Judy Ferguson, Carol McPheeters, Mary Deanne Streich, Patty Casteel, Lynette Hader, Joe Briley and Rindy Hyde.

Special guest: Former foreign exchange student Sergio Echeverria from Spain and his daughter Teresa were at the event.

Other activities: The group also went to Toby Keith's in Bricktown one night and were at the school for a tour and an assembly led by Clark Musser, Sherry Rowan and Justin Hunt and had lunch at Johnnie's.

Seen: Brooke and Mike Murphy, Dadie and Bob Bishop, Margaret and Curt Holdridge, Lil Hamor, Kenny Miracle, Sandy and John Maravich, Ann and Bob Looney, Emily Remmert, Taffy Fellingham, L.Z. Brown, P.K. Copeland, Susan and John Frank, Carolyn and Richard Howell were at the reunion.


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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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