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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.:March 17

Annual Luncheon, Kitchen Shower, Preview Party, State Conference
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 17, 2013


Luncheon: Following the theme “Planting the Seed and Lighting the Way,” 170 Junior League members met for lunch at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, and honored sustaining members Kathy Walker with the Mary Baker Rumsey Award and Adelaide Liedtke, with the Sustainer of The Year Award. Tables were decorated with white lanterns and candles, and bouquets of fresh tulips and other spring garden flowers.

Special touches: Linda Garrett and Lee Camargo-Quinn, luncheon chairmen, and their committee members decked the table in the Great Hall with flowers and lanterns and a sign that said “Welcome to the Garden where we grow and bloom … Volunteer-ily.” Place cards were decorated with sprigs of blooming rosemary. Pomegranate spritzers were served and each glass was decorated with a satin leaf and a note tied with green and pink ribbons saying “Cheers to Adelaide” and “Cheers to Kathy.” A chocolate dessert featured a candy mint with the Junior League logo. Tiny pansies and other edible flowers decorated the plate.

Speakers: Junior League President Cristi Reiger gave the welcome and Linda Garrett and Kristi Leonard closed the luncheon. Sody McCampbell and Peg Malloy and Ann Marshall introduced the honorees.

Committee members: Garrett, Camargo-Quinn, Shannon Bass, Jessica Hunt, Kristi Leonard, Ashley McCubbin, Adrienne Nobles, Rachel Stuart and Becky Taylor.

Honorees: Liedtke and Walker talked about the Junior League and their experiences in the League and the community, and Walker closed her remarks wearing a fur cloche that the League's first president, Mary Rumsey, might have worn.

Seen: Barbara Mee, Joan Gilmore, Russ Walker, Jamie Maddy, Becky Howell, Polly Nichols, Gayle Semtner, Patti Leeman, Mei Cheng, Heather Briggs, Miki Farris, Judy Lehmbeck, Bill Liedtke, Ashley Jackson, Renee Vassar, Barbara Beeler, Jeary Seikel, Sara Sweet, Christy Coyle, Kristen Gaddis, Cheryl Browne, Rosemary Scalpone, Katherine and Jim Buxton, Mary and Tom Walbert, Peggy Garrett, Tony Zahn, Jean Warner, Mary Frates, Louisa and Will Liedtke, Freda Hamric, Joy Richardson, Patty Anthony, Shari Buxton, Marnie Taylor, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Kelly Gentry, Joan McCampbell, Betsy White, Patty Jones, Rose Lane, Jane Sutter, Gail Beals, Carolyn Barnes, Kelley Barnes, Sue Ann Hyde, Meg Salyer, Lil Ross, Katie Moore and Sara Crooks were at the luncheon.


Kitchen shower: Jessica Vaughn was honored recently at kitchen shower. The party also featured a cooking demonstration by chef Loretta Oden. Vaughn and Carter Tamlyn will be married in June.

Hostesses: Shannon Edwards, Kathy Barrett, Jill Groce, Jane Gillett and Colette Buxton gave the party in the Edwards' home.

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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