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  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: January 3rd

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Bachelor's Club Christmas Charity Ball

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still working on the menu!---Vegan choices?

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I'm a vegan. What are the best ways to approach group meals? During the holidays I usually bring a dish that is vegan and that everyone is welcome to enjoy, but what is the best way to...

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 27

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 27, 2015

    50th Anniversary, Christmas Party in Norman, Christmas Party in Tulsa, Kappas, Judy and Friends

  • Tarpley Tap Dancers celebrate 30 years in Oklahoma City

    By Helen Ford Wallace Staff Writer  hwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 27, 2015

    Lynda Tarpley celebrated her 30th anniversary this month as founder and creator of the Tarpley Tap Dancers in Oklahoma City.

  • Joy Reed Belt ---JRB Art at the Elms---Parties Extra! video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Dec 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4672146542001[/brightcove] Joy Reed Belt and Helen Ford Wallace talk about JRB Art at the Elms Art Gallery on Parties Extra!

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 20

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    Jim Vallion's Birthday, Mercy Gala, OMRF Party, Kappa Alpha Thetas, Ladies Golf Party, Christmas Soiree, Art Opening

  • Teta Turner and Eric Smith---Sara Sara Cupcakes---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    [brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove][brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove] Teta Turner and Eric Smith of Sara Sara Cupcakes talk about their business on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How about gift lists?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My wife thinks online gift lists are impersonal. What are your thoughts about sending family and friends wish lists? Is it rude? Does it remove that personal touch? CALLIE’S ANSWER: I love lists! It is hard to think of gifts...



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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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