ANNIE OAKLEY SOCIETY LUNCHEON
Annual luncheon: The Annie Oakley Society Luncheon was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where pink tablecloths were on the tables and pink and white tulips, hydrangeas and roses were in tall acrylic vases. Tall, lighted arrangements of white flowers and branches were set in strategic places throughout the room.
Best of the best: The Annie Oakley Society Award was presented by Gov. Mary Fallin to music artist and actress Reba McEntire. The award honored her for exemplifying the character, perseverance and moral fiber in the tradition of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter and entertainer, who used her talents for audiences around the world. The Society celebrates women who demonstrate leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American West.
Hottest trend: Pink straw cowboy hats were given as party favors to each guest and most of the guests put them on and wore them during the party.
Menu: Salmon with dill sauce was on the menu, along with berry cheesecake and a cookie decorated with a star badge.
Take a bow: Chuck Schroeder, museum president, and Cathy Keating, Society chairman, and Lynn Friess, vice chairman, welcomed the crowd. Both Keating and Friess are Society co-founders. Oklahoma City University's American Spirit Dance Co. and Range of Motion Dance Studio provided entertainment during lunch. Reba's sister, Susie McEntire Eaton, sang the National Anthem.
VIP's: A reception preceded the luncheon and honored the Society founders. Guests had photos made with Reba.
Luncheon committee: Mary Ellen Alexander, Linda Bouchier, Linda Mitchell Davis, Christy Everest, Susan Hoffman, Whitney English Kolb, Judy Love, Billie McKnight, Avis Scaramucci were luncheon planners.
Latest buzz: Members of the Society are planning an American Indian Playground addition at the museum.
COME ON OVER
Occasion: Candy Reece invited friends to come by for a light lunch and a visit. She has been out of town most of the winter and needed to catch up with the Oklahoma girls.
Flowers/food: A huge bouquet of sunflowers decorated the table which held plates of quiche and salad. A three-tiered cake plate was filled with colorful mini-cupcakes.
People: Chris Purcell, Betty Crow, Candy Ainsworth, Lucinda Huffman, Pat Edwards, Gennie Johnson, Barbara Beeler, Tricia Everest, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Sherry Bennett, Patsy Homsey, Jennifer Kiersch, Jane Austin, Susan Hoffman, Millie Hightower, DeLee Smith, Marilyn Meade, Alison Taylor, Marilyn Balyeat, Nancy Ellis, Beth Wells, Shari Buxton, Christy Everest, Penny Replogle, Janell Everest, Sara Northwood, Rhonda Hefton, Kaye Cook, Shirley Everest, Dana Gordon, Fanny Bolen, Sally Royce and Susan Edwards.
HONORING CORI AND GREG
Party: A dinner and wedding shower honored Cori Browne and Greg Murphy. The engaged couple will be married in July.
Theme: “Love is in the Air” was on the invitation and summer flowers and votive candles were on the tables.
Hosts: Ed Barth, Alice and Don Dahlgren, Connie and Gary Fuller, Chris and Paul Houk, Annie Bohanon, Sue Ann and Dudley Hyde, Coe and Bill London, Karen and Rob Luke, Marilyn and Bud Meade, Polly and Larry Nichols, Brooke Phillips, Bev and Roy Smith, Carol and Mac Troy and Kathy and Russ Walker.
Opening night: deadCENTER's Opening Night event was held on the rooftop of the Film Festival's official headquarters, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Film Festival included 100 narrative, documentary and short films at eight downtown locations. Lance McDaniel is executive director. Karen Delaney is board of directors chairman.
Opening night film: “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry” was shown at the museum following the party.
JRB ART AT THE ELMS BRUNCH
Brunch: The 8th annual Prix de West JRB Art at the Elms brunch honored Glenna Goodacre. The artist who attended the party with her husband, Mike Schmidt, and studio manager, Daniel Raymond Anthony, filled the main gallery with several new sculptures.
Menu: The buffet by Robert Painter of Iguana Grill featured buttermilk biscuits with homemade Chorizo sausage gravy, cake muffins, scrambled eggs with bacon and sausage, potato wedges, fresh berries, and chicken salad on croissants. A large vase of Gerber daisies was the centerpiece. Desserts were placed in another room and they included M.J. Van Deventer's Golden Rum Cake and Carolyn Stuart's Chocolate Rum Cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
At the party: Justice Yvonne Kauger, Justice Carol Hansen, Patty Roloff, Joan Gilmore, Marion Paden, Gail Vines, Cynthia Archiniaco, Leslie Spears, Suzanne Cunningham, John Yoekel, Sandy Scott, Lisa and George Hallmark, Maureen and Randle Dutra, Alanna Mateson, Ross Matteson, Dorothy and Walter Hammert, Linda and Jim Simmons, Suzanne Randall King, Michi Susan, Regina Murphy, Diane Coady, Beth and Jim Hammack, Linda Haller, Karen Klinka, Dana and Randall Shadid, Linda and Gerald Barnett, Joyce Stewart, Casey London, Anne and Barry Gray and Kaye Adams.