FIRST DATE WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL
Volunteer recruitment: A volunteer recruitment party for 300 Oklahoma City young professionals was held by The Arts Council of OKC at the Farmers Public Market. The party was themed “First Date With The Arts Council.”
Invitation: A colorful invitation stated “I've seen you around at rooftop happy hours, volunteering on your days off and networking with other young professionals & I've got to say … I like your style.” It added, “Worried about the commitment involved in this potential relationship? No need to fret: I promise to lay it all out on the table — quite literally … hopes & dreams. You & Me … Bringing the arts & the community together.”
Entertainment: Live music was from Urban Addiction, and Performances by OKC Improv was the entertainment.
Success story: Executive Director Peter Dolese spoke about the yearly Arts Council events and more than 200 new volunteers signed up to help with the Festival of the Arts, Opening Night and Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival.
Food: Food was provided by VZD's, Deep Fork Catering, Tapwerks, Ale House & Cafe, Brown's Bakery, Texadelphia and Schlotzsky's.
Seen: Britnee Bryles, Brent Skarky, Travis Mason, Trent Lawson, Tony Lacy, Kati Christ, Daniel Adams and Anita Baker.
WINE, CHEESE, RECIPES
Party: A wine, cheese and recipe shower was given for Anne Heatly. Hostesses were Patty Anthony, Joanie Holmboe, Peggy Duncan, Pat Northwood and Jamie Taylor in the Taylor home.
Gift: 100 guests filled a recipe box with 100 recipes for the bride-to-be and hostesses gave her a recipe box with her new monogram. All the recipes were on matching monogrammed cards. They also gave her an apron, cookbooks, cooking utensils which were used in the centerpiece, along with blue hydrangeas and white lily of the valley.
Wedding: Anne Heatly and Jeff McQueen will be married this month.
Seen: Marianne Rooney, Roberta Roush, Cindy Rapp, Susan Love, Kim Joseph, Alison Calhoon, Susan Drake, Kingsley Burke, Mary Sims, Janie Law, Nancy Law and Jane Christiansen.
Occasion: Dorothy and John Kelly were honorees at a 50th anniversary brunch given by Jane Kelly and Brent Brewer in Jane Kelly's home.
Fun facts: The Kellys have been in the bridal business in Oklahoma City for 33 years, and Dorothy Kelly, from New Orleans, was queen of a Mardi Gras Ball that had the theme “A Royal Wedding.” The couple were married in New Orleans.
Guests: Among the guests were family members and friends including Jill Kelly Elliott, Jimmy Elliott, Anna and Emma Elliott, Jack Ablett, Barbara and Patrick Kelly, Abby and Joseph Kelly, John Kelly, Lenell Kelly Gilbert, Kim Angle, Kathleen Strain, Sherri Alexander.
Decor: The seated brunch featured gold lame brocade tablecloths, gold chairs, gold-rimmed glasses and votive candles and bouquets of white hydrangeas.
Menu: Champagne mimosas were served to the guests and the brunch menu included filets, layered salad, potato casserole and Jane's famous white chocolate creme Brule.
Gift: The children gave their parents a turquoise chandelier.
Event: Carol and Gary Sander were hosts for the first Oklahoma Senior Follies Friend-Raiser. Speakers were Bobbie Burbridge Lane, founder and producer of the Follies, Carol Sander and Linda Piro, co-chairmen, Follies Friends. It was announced that the kickoff meeting for volunteer members and prospective members will be Oct. 3. Also the Oklahoma Senior Follies for 2013 will be June 14-16. The group is the volunteer organization of the Oklahoma Senior Follies.
Tables/menu: Bouquets of roses, lilies and daisies were on the tables and wine, tea, soft drinks and cheese and hors d'oeuvres were served.
Seen: Lou Ann Rice, Kerry Robertson, Jane Hall, Liz and Stan Alexander, Lolly Anderson, Suzie and Jim Fentriss, Jay Edwards, Terry Runnels, Virginia Wright, Jim Franklin, Betty Catching, Charlotte and Jim Franklin and Barbara Hensley.
Event: The Edmond Women's Club met to learn about the inaugural ambassador program in the home of Leigh Thompson. Fifteen high school girls were selected for the program and will complete 10 hours of community service projects with EWC members in the Edmond community. The students are from Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe, Edmond Memorial and Deer Creek schools.
Purpose: The mission of the program is to educate and motivate young leaders for active roles in the community.