Junior League 85th Anniversary Chairmen Sara Crooks and Katie Moore. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).
400 Oklahoma City Junior League members and guests celebrated the 85th anniversary with a party at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. They recognized the past by introducing past presidents and past award winners. They recognized the present with a video about the impact the JL has had on the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. They recognized the future by presenting 85th anniversary gifts to the YWCA and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Accepting for the YWCA was Jackie Steyn and for the Myriad Gardens was Maureen Heffernan.
Sara Crooks and Katie Moore were co-chairmen of the event and committee members were Taylor Boswell, Mandi Briggs, Kristen Brown, Peggy Burris, Amna Choudry, Matilda Clements, Dana Culton, Janet Daugherty, Mary Delafield, Katherine Hager, Margaret Hoge, Ashley Jackson, Leah Jackson, Caroline Joyce, Kristi Leonard, Alexis Lux, Macey Panach, Jennifer Privett, Jenifer Randle, Cristi Reiger, Leigh Scully, Leah Sullivan, Kimberly L. Swan, Whitney Tero, Danielle Toussaint, Tracy Washam and Christi Woodworth. Cristi Reiger is JL President.
Tall vases of roses and green hydrangeas decorated some of the tables and other tables had short vases filled with roses. Cloths were black and white striped. Thinly sliced beef tenderloin Carpaccio and lobster risotto fritter, white asparagus soup and an assortment of desserts of chocolate truffles, pralines, mini crème brulees, strawberry parfaits and mini cupcakes were served to the party-goers. Another group, who didn’t come for dinner, arrived at 9 p.m. for the Encore Bash and dancing. Souled Out Band played.
For the formal event guests wore long and short dresses including: Karla Wallace, short rose-colored dress with rhinestone straps; Jeary Seikel, white chiffon top with gold slacks; Kay Oliver, navy blue short dress with ruffles; Cristi Reiger, navy blue floor -length dress with chiffon appliquéd overlay; Becky Howell, dusty rose silk long dress; Katie Moore, sequined strapless white long dress; Adrienne Nobles, gray silk long dress; Jose Freede, white glittery pants suit; Miki Farris, black- sequined short dress; Whitney Tero, white rose-patterned ballgown with one shoulder strap.
Junior League President Cristi Reiger.
Becky Howell, Jose Freede, Adrienne Nobles.
Joan Gilmore, Kay Oliver.