SPECIAL DINNER PARTY
Occasion: A group of local people was honored at a special five-course dinner hosted by staff members of KCSC FM-90.1 classical radio station. Their contributions to the station prompted the dinner.
Honorees: The honorees included Margaret Freede Owens, Jose Freede, Kurt Fleischfresser, Jeannette and Dick Sias and Teresa and Charles Brekke.
Dinner/Decor: The event was at Cafe do Brasil in the event center where cocktails, including a special drink concocted with Brazilian rum, were served. Tall vases of red lilies and flowering branches were on the tables. Dinner was a special menu inspired by Cafe do Brasil chef and owner Ana Davis. She noted on the menu card that “this menu is inspired by the Amazon cuisine that I was exposed to on my last trip to Brazil, where I worked with so many different vegetables, roots, tubers and bulbs and discovered the flavors, textures and uniqueness of this enchanted cuisine.”
The entree was a mixed seafood and peppers dish cooked in palm oil and coconut infused with malagueta peppers, served over crispy polenta. The soup was a creamy, roasted acorn squash soup with homemade beef jerky and queso fresco croutons. Salad was Jicama, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, cayote, malanga, boniato and leeks topped with honey apple cider dressing.
Dessert: This dessert has to be the best one ever — passion fruit mousse topped with a rich Chambord-infused chocolate cream sauce! (I don't know all of the ingredients, but you need to try it!)
Music: The University of Central Oklahoma's Leadership Quartet provided music for the evening. Susan Clark, KCSC development officer, gave the introductions.
Seen: Larry Davis, Leah and Larry Westmoreland, Peggy and Del Boyles, Edwina and Jason Johnston, Peggy and Jim Bruce, Karen and Charlie Johnson, Brad Ferguson and Terry Clark were among the guests.
Dinner: At the Academy Awards Watch Party at Grand House, 140 people enjoyed such food dishes, titled after nominated movies, such as “Lincoln,” “Abra'Ham and cheese Lincoln,” ham and cheese; “Life of Pi,” “Life of Pie” pie; “Les Miserables,” “Les Mis Low Mein” low mein; “Zero Dark Thirty,” Zero mini-candy bars, and “Argo,” “EscArgo” snails/fish.
Committee: Committee members for the event were Kevin WInsell, Charlie Monnot, Karen Kurtz, Kym Koch and Paul James.
At the party: Many actors and directors of local theater attended, arriving at 6 p.m. for the Red Carpet event, including Billie Thrash, Erin Woods, Tyler Woods, Renee Anderson, Lyn Cramer, Matthew Sipress, Elin Baird.
Event: Members of the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Chapter had the Spring Tea at All Souls Episcopal Church. This event was for high school senior girls and their parents who are interested in learning more about formal sorority recruitment.
Fashion show: Fashions for recruitment were shown to 220 attendees.
Q&A: Sorority representatives from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University answered questions on how to register for recruitment and what to expect during the week. There was also a slideshow and a question-and-answer session. Small group sessions were provided for different colleges, including those from out of state.
Reception: The 2013 Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows were honored at a reception in the home of Barbara and Ralph Thompson. Members of the Alliance Francaise d'Oklahoma City were co-hosts. The students will attend a two-week research study program during March at the Lycee Leonardo da Vinci in Soissons, France.
Fellows: In the group are Adrienne Coyle, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics; Dylan Cunningham, Ada High School; Sierra Holling, Mustang High School; Lorena Serrano, Edmond Santa Fe High School; Kelly Woods, Westmoore High School; and Jassie Zaidi, Piedmont High School. Kris Earle, French and Spanish teacher at Ada High School, will accompany them. Each student received a scholarship from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, donations from members of the Alliance Francaise of Oklahoma City and the VOW members of Oklahoma City.
GEORGE WASHINGTON LUNCHEON
Luncheon: The annual George Washington Luncheon, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Regents Council, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was held at Oklahoma Christian University Gaylord Center.
Theme: Table decorations were themed “Our Founding Fathers and Mothers.”
Speaker: The speaker was Stephen Smith, who portrayed Ben Franklin.
Event: 75 guests had cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided by Red Earth board member Beth Barnes Hall at the new Red Earth Museum exhibition called “Generations.”
Hosts: Hosts were members of Red Earth and the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
Guests: Vickie Norick, Janet and David Dyke, Debby and Jimmy Goodman, Kennetha and Brent Greenwood, Anivay Greenwood, Tim Tate, Calvert Tate and Susan and Richard Howard, Rachel Howard.