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Helen Ford Wallace:Parties,Etc.: Jan. 19

Mothers Reception, Baby Shower, Kitchen Shower, Art Reception
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: January 19, 2014


Honoring mothers: Members of the Oklahoma Association of American Mothers met to honor the nominees for Oklahoma Mother of the Year, Oklahoma Young Mother of the Year and the Oklahoma Mother of Achievement. One mother in each category will be chosen to represent Oklahoma at the American Mothers conference at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 24-26. The mothers chosen for the awards will be recognized at the state Capitol in April.

Hosts: Sherri and David Boyd were hosts for the event. About 100 guests attended the party.

Nominees: Nominated for Mother of the Year are Ann Cameron, Edmond, Lisa Gigstad, Piedmont, Karen Reichert, Washington, and Molly Tolbert, Oklahoma City; For Young Mother of the Year are Amy Balkman, Norman, Stephanie Brady, Edmond, Whitney Kolb, Oklahoma City, Jeannie Vinson, Chandler; for Mother of Achievement are Sarah Broermann,Tulsa, Shirley Harris, Oklahoma City, Margo Price, Edmond, and Edie S. Roodman, Oklahoma City.


Party: Several hostesses honored Erin Beeler at a baby shower at The Coach House. Erin and Blake Beeler's baby is due in March. Hostesses were Candy Ainsworth, Janie Axton, Kathy Griffin, Diana Beeler, Patty Cohenour, Christy Everest, Carole Hall, Karlie Harmon, Jayne Henline, Susan Hoffman, Sue Homsey, Linda Howell, Linda James, Linda Klos, Marty Margo, Bette MacKellar, Penny McCaleb, Susan Parker and Barbara Quillian.

Decor: The tables were decorated with tall centerpieces of hydrangeas, roses and tulips with blue ribbons. There was also a teddy bear created with white daisy mums. The animal sported a bow tie and red mum and pearl buttons.

Menu: On the menu were tiny mushroom and onion tarts, short rib and sweet potato tarts, spicy chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese tarts, tomato, mozzarella, and basil skewers and tiny lemon tarts and coconut macaroon cookies,

People: Among those at the party were Barbara Beeler, Ann Sutherland, Lucy Beeler, Julee Coyle, Billie Sue Pyle, Martha Bradshaw, DeDe Benham, Annie Bohanon, Meredith Cassidy, Lolly Sweeney, Susan Sigmon, Cindy Homsey, Helen Sullivan, Lela Sullivan, Susan Dobson, Lucy Beeler, Jane Crain, Nancy Ellis, Betsy Hyde, Alison Taylor, Carol Taylor, Patsy Homsey, Judy Savage, Leigh Bentley, Betty Lou Stewart, Dana Gordon, Ann Alspaugh, Lexy Huffman, Jose Freede, Marilyn Meade, Marilyn Sullivan, Kathy Walker, Kirk Hammons, Karen Browne, Cynda Ottaway and Susan McPherson.

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by 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...
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