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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 30

Lotus Club Dance, Season Kickoff, Bridal Luncheon, New Orleans Style, Fall Party, Fiesta Dinner, 40th Anniversary Celebration
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: September 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm •  Published: September 30, 2012


Occasion: Lotus Club members met for the fall dinner dance at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

Next in line: Club President Chuck Ainsworth introduced new members and new officers. New officers are K.T. Meade, president; John McCaleb, vice-president; and Millie Hightower, secretary. New members are James Buxton, Kent Cohenour, Colin FitzSimons, Rob Luke, Tom McDaniel and Carson See.

Ready for fall: Table centerpieces were vases of mauve roses, white hydrangeas and lime green chrysanthemums. On the arrangements committee were Sharon Bozalis, Bette Jo Hill, Susan McPherson and Ron James.

Highlights: The band Smilin' Vic and the Soul Monkeys played for dancing.


Who: Oklahoma City Ballet board members and supporters were invited to a party hosted by Christian Keesee, Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum and Annie Bohanon.

Where: The party was in Chris Keesee's garden.

What: Ballet director John Krasno spoke, as well as Ballet artistic director Robert Mills, who talked about the upcoming ballet season. Robert Ruiz and his Latino Band played while guests met with the ballet cast of dancers.

Who else: Sandra Kirk, Shirley Blaik, Rex Urice, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Ed Barth, Sody and Robert Clements, Sally and Dick Burpee, Elaine DeGuisti, Mike Laird, Tricia Everest, Mary Frates, Mary Gordon Taft, Jeanne H. Smith, Ann Alspaugh, Joan Gilmore, Candy and Bob Reece, Jane Harlow, Aimee and David Harlow, Elaine and Hal Levy, Jenny and David Kallenberger, Desmond Mason, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Jeanette and Rand Elliott, Barbara Watson, Judy Jordan, Ann and Dick Workman, Seth Bradley, David Sapper, Liz Eickman, Lori Duckwork, Pepper Rohr, Da Young Jung, Tye Love, Paul Kirk, Joan Frates and Meg Salyer.


Party: Carol Troy, Kris Frankfurt and Jamie Gaddis were hostesses for a luncheon honoring Elisabeth Austin who married Robert Howell Sept. 22.

Flowers/menu: Guests enjoyed a shrimp and pasta salad on spinach leaves and a pecan lace cup filled with Grand Marnier mousse topped with berries for dessert. Flowers for the seated luncheon were red tulips and hydrangea blossoms.

People: Guests included longtime family friends Marilyn Case, Fanny Bolen, Sue Cooley, Leslie Russell, Kelsey Walters, Gracie Moyers, Polly Nichols, Sue Ann Hyde, Chris Houk, Patti Marshall, and Deven Fuhrman.


Event: Jan and Robert Henry were hosts at Oklahoma City University Wilson House for a party following the inaugural performance of the Distinguished Artist Series. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band from the New Orleans French Quarter performed. Among their famous jazz renditions was “When The Saints Go Marching In.” The audience responded by marching around OCU's Kirkpatrick Auditorium and onto the stage.

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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