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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.:April 29th

Bridal Luncheon, Reception, Baby Shower, Open House, Guest Day Luncheon,
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: April 29, 2012


Who/what/where: Lou Moore Hale, of Stillwater, created a special bronze sculpture honoring her mother, the late Louise Beard Moore, who was faculty adviser to the University of Oklahoma Daily from 1952 to 1974. A recent dedication ceremony and reception included former students, friends and Moore family members. The sculpture is in the Louise B. Moore Learning Center in OU's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which holds a variety of classes including ad copy and layout, and photography.

Why: Members of the fundraising committee and OU alumni members Carol Burr, Linda Johnson and Barbara Sessions talked about the impact that the popular adviser had on their lives as students. Gaylord College Dean Dr. Joe Foote also gave remarks. Sessions noted that when Moore was faculty adviser, she was a major advocate for students. “She had a deep influence on our careers as professional journalists,” she added. Hale noted that her mother used red pencils to correct errors in her children's and grandchildren's thank-you notes and sent them back. “She was always upholding the standard of the profession,” she added.

Seen: Jody Foote, Teresa Black, Don Davis, Ed Frost, Jane Goodell, Paul Massad, Lynn Rippeto Schwartz, Mack Palmer, Jim O'Dell, and Jack Willis.


Party: A baby shower was given for Brenna See in the home of Christy Johnson. Co-hostesses were Linda James, Kathy Frankenfield, Cindy Bickford, Jana Reynolds, Kathey Duncan, Donna Weaver and Paige Shoemake.

Pink decor: Little girl tutus, bears and dolls and flowers decorated the table for the pink theme.

Baby: Brenna and Ross See's baby girl is scheduled for a June arrival.

Seen: Mary Sue Shelley, Dana Gordon, Sara See, Nancy Nagle, Leslie Samara and Eve Patterson.


Event: Jane and John Crain invited friends to see the remodel of their home in Nichols Hills. It was a come- and-go event and guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during the tour of the beautiful home.

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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