FIRST LADIES TEA
Special event: The Oklahoma Christian University's First Ladies Tea was hosted by Darla deSteiguer, wife of OC's president, and Marty Johnson, Judy Branch and Nancy O'Neal, wives of former presidents. More than 100 OC students, past and present faculty women and friends and neighbors attended the event in the McIntosh Conservatory at Oklahoma Christian.
New collection: The event also launched the First Ladies Collection, an initiative that provides an opportunity for people to donate books to OC's Beam Library in honor of special women.
Party: Bev Carter was honored at her 70th birthday party hosted by her two daughters-in-law and sons, Lori and Chip Carter and Susan Campbell and Chris Campbell.
Greeters: Bev and David Carter's five grandchildren, David, Cate, Lizzie, Isabel and Colin Carter, were official greeters and welcomed guests as they arrived.
Decor: Bouquets throughout the house and tables set up by the swimming pool included hydrangeas, birds of paradise, orchids, snapdragons, roses and larkspur. Special touch: Purple and pink cocktail napkins announced “It's BEVY time!”
Menu: On the menu were crab cakes, grilled chicken brochettes, beef tenderloin, cupcakes and dreamsicles.
Seen: Tina and Elby Beal, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Mary and Joe Rockett, Mary and Rowland Denman, Mary Anne Malone, Charles Lutz, Barbara Watson, Dolly and David Flesher, Susan and Mike McPherson, Patti and Dick Marshall, Patty and Roland Tague, Rhea and the Rev. Patrick Bright, Cheryl and Gene Melton and Judy and Bill Phillips.
Dinner/shower: Lianne Collier and Agapito Barriga, who will be married in December, were honored at a couple's wedding shower and dinner. Hosts were Marsha and John Funk and Ellen and Rick Orthwein in the Orthwein home.
Theme: The hosts, using a play on words, incorporated a “pear” theme for the party. Chef Edel Goncalves created a pear cocktail and a pinot noir poached pear dessert. Pears were used in the floral arrangements.
Partygoers: Guests included Kim and Chet Collier, Joyce and Herb Collier, Lauren and Sean Peterson, Clark Collier, Dustin Cochran, Kristin McLean, Homero Arellano, David Kenzler, Sean Todd, Kylie Esco, Scott Kiplinger, Selby Brown, Rob Waskum, Linda and Bob Howard, Rhonda Hooper, Margaret and Cam McClain, Susan and Doug Howard, Marianne and Pat Rooney, Suzanne and Bruce Bockus, Sherry and Bob Portman and Valerie and Jim Zaslaw.
Reception: Members of the Casady School community were invited to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for a reception and tour of “FUSION, A New Century of Glass.” Casady's Alumni Board met in the board room of the museum and then joined fellow alums, Casady parents, parents of alums, members of the faculty and friends for a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and tour led by Casady alumni Jennifer L. Klos, museum associate curator.
Expert speaks: Jennifer talked about the exhibition which she co-curated with a colleague and about her passion for art for which she credited Casady's art history program and faculty.
Committee: Caroline Patton, Casady parent and member of the museum's board of directors, Betty Jan Garrett, director of alumni relations at Casady, and Michelle Lory, events and facilities coordinator for the museum, orchestrated the evening.
The fete: Several Oklahoma supporters of the Taos Art Museum were in Taos, N.M., for the eighth annual Gala. It was at Fechin House and the theme was “A Russian Night in Taos.” Among the guests wearing black tie attire and boots were Ann and Burns Hargis and Jim Vallion.