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  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Wedding Shower, Show House Events, Junior League Reception, Reunion, Art Show, Appreciation Party

  • Parties Extra! Video---Oklahoma Project Woman---Breast Cancer Shoot Out

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    [brightcove]4225693536001[/brightcove] Margaux Lippoldt, Community Development Manager of Oklahoma Project Woman, talks about the second annual Breast Cancer Shoot Out fundraiser on Parties Extra!

  • Judy Hatfield entertains downtown at the Carnegie Centre

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Judy Hatfield, Lana Lopez. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).  Judy Hatfield invited friends to her Carnegie Centre loft for an art show honoring Lana Lopez. She displayed Lopez’s artwork on the 4th floor stage venue and then invited guests in her home for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Hatfield...

  • Parties Extra! 20-40-60 Etiquette---I need the cash!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    (Editor’s note: To ask the 20-40-60 team a question, email Helen  hwallace@oklahoman.com)   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman---Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    [brightcove]4216104614001[/brightcove] Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman talk about the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: New graduate prefers cash instead of party, gifts

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, but I’d rather have cash as I have mega student loans to repay. How would I word this on the invitation?

  • 2015 Panhellenic Alumnae Women of the Year Luncheon held in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

     Karen Renfroe, Whitney Moss, Terry Ann Johnston, Katy Woodard, Janie Axton, Linda Rodgers, Cindy Reilley, Samara Terrill, Sarah Musler, Virginia Ann “Ginann” Manchester, Lisa J. Wasemiller M.D., Kathleen Stevenson, Hilda Lewis, Kacey Luster, Sunshine Myers, Elizabeth Windes, Winter Kozac....

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 3

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Winter Ball, Alliance Luncheon, Art Show, OU President's Luncheon, Boathouse Opening, Reception, Panhellenic Women of the Year



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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 the Peope/Events page on NewsOK. She also has a Twitter and Facebook presence about Oklahoma City parties and maintains party photo galleries on NewsOK.She has written feature articles for The Oklahoman since 1957 (except for two years when she lived out of state) when she became a teen correspondent for the Oklahoma City Times. She was one of the first people, if not the first person, at The Oklahoman and throughout the country, to set up a modem at home to send columns on an Apple II computer. In the late 1970’s when she did this, the trend had not yet become a major part of the workplace.Current community activities include: Junior League of Oklahoma City board of directors sustaining advisor; Touchdown Club member, Oklahoma Heritage Association member, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum member, Sooner Club. Past activities are: Past Junior League President, Beaux Arts Ball Chairman, Associates Council member, Membership rush advisor for Delta Delta Delta and President of OU Mothers Club. Worked on Public School Foundation dinner events. Awards: Journalism Hall of Fame; Tri Delta Panhellenic Women of the Year; Oklahoma City Public School Foundation Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award; Women In Communication Byliners Award; Dulaney Browne Libraries Award at Awards of Excellence for Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma Hospitality Club Ladies In the News honoree.


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