Fiesta: A fiesta-themed party honored Carole Kelley, who is leaving Oklahoma City for Washington, D.C., where her husband, Ed Kelley, is The Washington Times editor. Carole was one of three founders of Harding Charter Preparatory High School in 2003 and has been Head of School for the past two years. Harding was named top public high school in Oklahoma this year by U.S. News & World Report.
Hostess: The Kelleys' daughter, Maureen LeBlanc, was hostess.
Menu: Ted's Escondido Restaurant catered the Mexican food, and dessert was brightly colored cupcakes.
Seen: Janet Barresi, Hilarie and Kevin Blaney, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Cassie Bowen, Richard Caram, Jackie Jones, Brian Davis and Judy Federa.
SHOWER FOR LAURA
Event: Laura Kirkpatrick was honored at a baby shower in the home of Lindsey Newcomb. Hostesses were Emily Blaschke, Lauren Brollier, Niki Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Husted and Newcomb. Laura and Austin Kirkpatrick's baby is due in September.
Gift: The hostesses gave her a pink Herend figurine rabbit.
Seen: Laure Everest, Anna Homsey, Naureen Hubbard, Katharine Regens, Lisa Kloberdanz and Ruth Ann Regens.
Party: Amelia, Pierce, 8, and baby Charlie Atwill, 3 months. were honorees at a morning brunch in the home of Lil Ross. Daughter Molly Fritch was co-hostess. The Atwills are visiting from Richmond, Va., and it's the first time the baby, son of Amelia and Charlie Atwill, has been here to visit grandparents Debby and Paul Dudman, and great-grandparents Pat and Byron Gambulos.
Invitation: The invitation noted “Charlie is really at his best when he gets lots of rest. You'll see that he is really flirty between half past ten to twelve-thirty.” (He slept through the entire party.)
Menu: Cookies, sandwiches, a variety of cheese and fruit were served to the guests.
People: Among the mothers, grandmothers and children were Debby Dudman, Brenda Bishop, Heather Ross, Marty Margo, Joanie Yoakam, Sarah Yoakam, Barbara Beeler, Sally Starling, Polly Nichols, Katie Altshuler, Rita Dearmon, Pat Gambulos, Betsy Hyde, Caroline Roten, Lilly Ross, Katie James, Catherine Ratliff, Becky Roten, Sheralyn Selph, Kelsey Walters, Ruth Carey and Stacey Stiglets.
Sooner barbecue: John R. McKee was host of a “Sooner Barbecue” in Santa Fe, N.M., July 4. The 65 guests were members of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Club of Santa Fe which is made up of alumni who have permanent or vacation homes in Santa Fe. There were also some alumni members vacationing in the area.
Speaker: J.P. Audas, OU's associate vice president for Alumni Development, made brief comments.
Guests: Harrylou Egolf, Kay Bonebrake, Payton George, Vickie and Abbott Sparks, J.P. Audas, Pat Sanford, Jim Finney, Judy and Jack Bryan, Judy Richardson, Alexandra and Mike Ward, Carol and Jeff Hirzel, Penn Rabb III, Cheryl and Peter Soliz, Kathy and Guy Cronquist, Dora and Retired. Maj. Gen. Van Horn, Tom Nance, Jack Bryan, Veronica Quintaner Mares, Cynthia Titus, Jane and Tom Meaders, Pama and Mike Palmer, Jim Derryberry.
Who/why: A party honored David Hill Jr., son of Shannon Hill and David Hill Sr., prior to his departure for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He reported July 2 for seven weeks of cadet basic training before the start of the academic year.
Where and who else: The party was in the Hill home, and there were 120 guests.
Event: Linda and Ken Howell and Randel Shadid were hosts for an opening reception for 22 works by Kenny McKenna, painter of western landscapes.
Partygoers: Lynn and Mike Kelly, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Anne and Bill Johnstone, Polly and Larry Nichols, Rita and Al Dearmon, Sally and Jeff Starling, Barbara Watson, Judy Jordan, Anne and Barry Gray, Mary and Riley Fitzhugh, Nancy and Joe Bradley, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Dana Shadid and Jim Bruce.