Tree-lighting: Members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club were at the club recently for a party and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Afterward, members and their children and grandchildren enjoyed cookies and candies. Holiday eggnog and Tom and Jerry's drinks for the adults were served. A dinner buffet followed.
Music menu: Singers from Oklahoma City University sang Christmas carols.
Children's party: Children of members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club enjoyed the annual children's party with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. They decorated cookies, had their faces painted for the holidays and enjoyed watching clowns create balloon sculptures.
Party favors: Santa passed out Christmas stockings filled with candy and fruit and stuffed holiday bears.
COOK AND EAT
Luncheon: The Oklahoman Opinion Editor J.E. McReynolds and his wife, novelist Mary Hicks McReynolds, invited friends to their Chimney Hill home for a healthy lunch and discussion with Mary Granger. Granger is an American medicinal cook who has studied cooking here and abroad and is the author of a cookbook. She also teaches food classes in the metro area and prepares daily/weekly meals for students/clients
Menu: Granger prepared red lentil soup, orzo salad, sauteed dulse, spanakopita, steamed Kabocha squash, mixed greens and blackberry/ cranberry cobbler. The McReynolds' kitchen was the setting for cooking and demonstrating.
Guests: Among the guests were Father Michael Robertson, Peg Morrissey, Debbie Finity, Lynn Cherry, Jana and Bob Finigan, Carri and Gordon Taylor, Sarah Frantz, Jane Deighton and John Granger.
'TIS THE SEASON
Party: Carey Sue and Ricardo Vega entertained with a Christmas party in their home.
Ambience: A Nativity scene village was set up throughout the house. The couple's snow globe collection and a bouquet of red and white lilies and evergreens were the table centerpiece.
Menu: The Vegas prepared the food for the party, which included pork tenderloin, chicken and bacon bites, sausage balls, baked Brie and Guava, seafood salad, shrimp, ham and salad. There was also tomato/mozzarella, cream cheese with cranberry salsa, hummus and dips. Carey Sue's sister, Audrey Seeliger, made gingerbread boy cookies, iced Christmas-shaped cookies, fudge and an old family recipe of rum balls. Champagne punch was served.
Seen: Megan and Steve Allen, Jessica and Greg Merrell, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Ann and Alex Cameron, Debbie and Keith Clark, Ann and Richard Costello, Ann-Clore and Walt Duncan, Susan and Carl Edwards, Whitney English, David Kolb, Erin Fitzgerald, Derrick Novey, Nancy and John Greer, Laurel and Ward Hall, Linda Haneborg, Kim and John Harvey, Meredith and Scott Wilson, Suzanne Pointer, Jep Daniel, Holly and Steve Kriedler, Georgia Fiering, Beth Kerr, Pamela and Mark Neighbors, Michael Vincent, Doris Vega, Bill Majors, Audrey and Keith Seeliger, Sara and Jeremy Frye, Jenna and Danny Sterling and Dodge Nichols and Tori Beattie.
PASEO ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Dinner: The sixth annual Paseo Arts Association Awards ceremony and banquet was at the Oklahoma History Center. Jane Sutter was master of ceremonies.
Awards: Eric Lyons and Grace Grothaus won the Emerging Arts Award. Collin Rosebrook was presented the Michi Susan Award, and Jean Richardson received the Artist of the Year Award. Justice Yvonne Kauger received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tables: Tables were decorated with flower arrangements created by the students of Harding Charter Fine Arts Institute, and the vases were painted by students of Edgemere Elementary School.
People: Among the 250 guests were Meg Salyer, Peter Dolese, Joy Reed Belt, John Belt, Mary and Alen Hendrick, Karen Orr, Sandy Martin, Diana Smith, Romy Owens, Bonnie and Bert Seabourn, Carolyn Stuart, Regina Murphy, Kelley Barnes, Leslie Sparks, Bill Bell, Thomas Batista, Jennifer Barron and Kim Cooper-Hart.
Cocktail party: The 35th Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour began with a preview cocktail party in the home of Don Hawkins and Mick Shirron.
Hors d'oeuvres: Food came from local restaurants Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, Cheever's, Bin 73. Wine was provided by Jeannette and Dick Sias.