SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Event: Junior League of Oklahoma City's 21st annual Mistletoe Market was held last weekend at the Cox Convention Center, and the special Preview Party called “Sip, Shop and Mingle Party” was filled with 500 early shoppers. C+ Born in November Band played while members and their guests shopped at the vendor booths, enjoyed the decorations at the Cox Center, bid at the silent auction and enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds help support the league's community projects.
Special totes: Purple tote bags filled with coupons, perfume samples and gift certificates were given to the guests.
Making it happen: Amy Parrish was chairman and Shannon Love was vice chairman. Other Mistletoe Market committee/board members include Katherine Hager, Katharine Johnston, Krista Collier, Rejeana Allgood, Ashley Jackson, Ashley Black, Regan Raff, Jeanie Butts, Mandi Briggs, Jeanette Stanton, Nicole Dobbins, Lindsay Choate, Tyfanna Johnson, Keri Clemons, Kelli Hayward, Laura Steen and Sarah Frank. Cristi Reiger is Junior League president.
CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE RECEPTION
Occasion: Gov. Mary Fallin and her husband, Wade Christensen, honorary statewide co-chairmen of the 2012 Campaign for Justice, were hosts for a reception at the Phillips Pavilion recently. The event celebrated progress in the Legal Aid Services campaign and honored former Campaign chairmen.
Former chairmen: Kim and former Gov. Brad Henry, Donna and former Gov. George Nigh, William G. Paul, Retired U.S. District Judge Thomas Brett, Mike Turpen, Burns Hargis, Linda and former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and former Commerce Secretary and former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor are past chairmen of the event.
Program: Laura McConnell-Corbyn, Fallin and Michael G. Figgins spoke during the party.
Ambience: A huge bouquet of lilies and orchids decorated the food table where heavy hors d'oeuvres for a 6 p.m. reception were served. A cheery fire blazed in the fireplace. An Oklahoma flag was set by the podium.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAY AND RANDY
Party: Kay and Randy Bluethman celebrated their 60th birthdays recently. Theme was the “Big Bang Party,” and decorations included cardboard figures from the “Big Bang Theory” television series.
Menu: Johnny Carino's catered an Italian buffet at the Bluethman home. There were “his and hers” birthday cakes and the couple served 22 different wines to their guests.
Guests: There were 70 people including church friends, family members and co-workers.
KIWANIS PAST PRESIDENTS DINNER
Dinner: Twenty-two past presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City met for dinner at The Petroleum Club North. They met to give advice to the incoming president, Kraettli Q. Epperson.
Input: Former presidents, who meet annually, offered their advice to Epperson and also discussed traditional values, basic economics and insights into different professions, as well as what they feel is most important about managing the club.
At the event: Epperson, John A. Hobbs, Tony Beals, Louis Trost, Dick Webber, Tom Flesher, Jay Engelbach, Fletcher Williams, Terry Vanlandingham, Bill Warren, Lucien Jones, James W. Vogt, Bill Price, Jim Ratchford, Dub Rogers, Cameron McLain, Beverly Woodrome, Kyle McLain, Jon Pennington, Carol Sorensen, Mark Hanstein, Arthur F. Hoge III.
CHI OMEGA REUNION
Event: A luncheon was held in the home of Cherry Kay Clifford for University of Oklahoma Chi Omega sorority sisters who were at OU during the 1960s. At the reunion were women from various parts of the United States, Mexico and France.
Table decor: Toile tablecloths and fall flowers were on the tables indoors. Outside, red and yellow (Chi Omega colors) chrysanthemums were planted.
Robert Spinks, professor and department chairman for sociology and justice studies at Oklahoma City University, was among the Pathmaker awards recipients on Oct. 2. He was inadvertently not listed as an inductee on page 3D of the Oct. 14 Life section.