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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 23

Orange Dinner, Birthday Party, General Meeting, Wedding Showers, Alumni Kickoff
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: September 23, 2012


Occasion: Marnie and Clayton Taylor were hosts for a party in their home to honor Clayton Taylor's selection as a 2012 Oklahoma State University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni.

Wearing the orange: The hostess wore orange slacks and a black top with her OSU cowboy boots. The honoree wore an orange shirt with OSU logo. Bob Hammock wore his orange “Gas Cap” from OSU football in the early 1970s. Almost everyone else wore some orange clothing as the invitation stated “casual attire, orange appreciated.”

Menu: All orange foods were served, including sweet potato biscuits with ham, pot stickers with orange dipping sauce, roasted carrots, mini carrot cupcakes and orange iced cookies.

Guests: Terri Cooper, Ann Ackerman, Marion Paden, Hershel Lamirand, Linda and Dr. Don Dunn, Dr. Susan Chambers and Dr. Kyle Toal, Monica and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, State Sen. A.J. Griffin and Trey Griffin, Cathy and Jim Couch, Megan and Dr. Peter Hann, Robin and Brad Krieger, Patti and Dr. Mark Mellow, Beth and Steve Kerr, Edie Roodman and Dr. Eli Reshef, OSU-Oklahoma City President Natalie Shirley and Russ Harrison, Marsha and the Rev. Bob Long, Cindy Batt, Jim Farris, Lisa Synar and Lauren and Bob Hammack.

Award: The award, an engraved crystal bowl, was presented by OSU President Burns Hargis on the football field during half-time of the OSU game earlier in the day.


Party: Kirsten Cash surprised her husband, Dr. Ross Cash, with a 40th birthday dinner in their home. Eighty friends and relatives surprised him as he walked in the front door with his cousin, Rick Howard, after they attended a football game.

Signs of the times: Posted on the walls were pictures of the honoree through the years and “Fads and Firsts from the 1970's,” a list of which included skateboards, food processors, walkman, video arcade games.

Dinner: Barbecued beef was served to the guests along with beer and wine. Cookies with M&Ms were served, and party favors included Ross Cash's favorite candy, Sweet Tarts. A compact disc of music from 1972 was also given to guests.

Seen: Judy Cash-Balzer, Marianne and Bill Brown, Barbara and Pete Brown, Karen Brown, Faooq Khan, Shelly and Gant Lambertz, Nancy and Rick Gideon, Holly and Spencer Smith, Kim and Mike Wallace, Jerre Blythe, Lisa and Jerry Burnstein, Stephanie and Carl Rojas, Kyle Craig.


Event: The Junior League of Oklahoma City members kicked off their 85th year of service at the September General meeting with President Cristi Reiger presiding. The event was at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. A social hour preceded the business meeting.

On the agenda: Amy Parrish and Tyfanna Johnson talked about the upcoming Mistletoe Market set for Oct 11-13 at the Cox Convention Center. Sara Crooks and Katie Moore spoke about 85th Anniversary events and Reiger announced that The Outlet Shoppes of Oklahoma City has chosen the JLOC as its nonprofit partner. Proceeds from the purchase of coupon books at the Outlet Shoppes, as well as valet parking tips, will go directly to the league.

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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