Helen Ford Wallace
Features 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 the Peope/Events page on NewsOK. She also has a Twitter and Facebook presence about Oklahoma City parties and maintains party photo galleries on NewsOK.She has written feature articles for The Oklahoman since 1957 (except for two years when she lived out of state) when she became a teen correspondent for the Oklahoma City Times. She was one of the first people, if not the first person, at The Oklahoman and throughout the country, to set up a modem at home to send columns on an Apple II computer. In the late 1970’s when she did this, the trend had not yet become a major part of the workplace.Current community activities include: Junior League of Oklahoma City board of directors sustaining advisor; Touchdown Club member, Oklahoma Heritage Association member, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum member, Sooner Club. Past activities are: Past Junior League President, Beaux Arts Ball Chairman, Associates Council member, Membership rush advisor for Delta Delta Delta and President of OU Mothers Club. Worked on Public School Foundation dinner events. Awards: Journalism Hall of Fame; Tri Delta Panhellenic Women of the Year; Oklahoma City Public School Foundation Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award; Women In Communication Byliners Award; Dulaney Browne Libraries Award at Awards of Excellence for Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma Hospitality Club Ladies In the News honoree.


  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 20

    Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 20

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Mar 20, 2016

    Welcome Home Party, Honorary Chariman Honored, OU Law Hall of Fame Ceremony, Birthday Party, State Conference

  • LeAnn Harmon, Deanna Pendleton and Panhellenic Women of the Year Luncheon---Parties Extra!

    LeAnn Harmon, Deanna Pendleton and Panhellenic...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Mar 17, 2016

    [brightcove]4802394321001[/brightcove] LeAnn Harmon and Deanna Pendleton talk about the Greater Oklahoma City Panhellenic Association and Women of the Year Luncheon on Parties Extra! LeAnn Harmon and Deanna Pendleton.

  • Thanks, but no thanks! 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Thanks, but no thanks! 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Mar 14, 2016

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I have lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes this comes up in conversation upon learning the other person has one of these or similar. I have had both friends who are aware of my medical conditions and complete strangers (people I have met at parties, etc.) tell me I am doing terrible things to my body by taking medications. They have each insisted upon their own version of treatment – the pink stuff, the wrap, going gluten free, dairy free, etc.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 13, 2016

    Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 13, 2016

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Mar 13, 2016

    OMRF Reception, Retirement Party, Orchestra League Event, Reception for Travelers

  • Five spring fashion trends and five fall fashion trends from Cindi Shelby at RMeyers---Parties Extra!

    Five spring fashion trends and five fall...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Mar 12, 2016

    [brightcove]4794067423001[/brightcove] Cindi Shelby from RMeyers talks about spring and fall fashion on Parties Extra! Paige Dillard, Parties Extra! Producer, and Cindi Shelby from RMeyers. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • Sebastian Junger to speak at Literary Voices Dinner---Catherine Armitage and Karen Delaney---Parties Extra!

    Sebastian Junger to speak at Literary Voices...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Mar 7, 2016

    [brightcove]4785068030001[/brightcove] Catherine Armitage and Karen Delaney talk about the Literary Voices Dinner on Parties Extra! Catherine Armitage, Karen Delaney.

  • Helen Ford Wallace; Parties, Etc.; March 6, 2016

    Helen Ford Wallace; Parties, Etc.; March 6, 2016

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Mar 6, 2016

    Leadership Oklahoma Gala, Oscar Party, Junior League Sustainer Party, February Birthdays, Panhellenic Tea, Sorority Event

  • VIDEO: Cher Golding, Graham Colton, Cindy Colton---Red Tie Night---Parties Extra!

    VIDEO: Cher Golding, Graham Colton, Cindy...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    [brightcove]4764781108001[/brightcove] Cher Golding, Graham Colton, Cindy Colton talk about Red Tie Night on Parties Extra! Dave Morris, Cindy Colton, Cher Golding, Graham Colton.

  • VIDEO: Patti Mellow, Michael Pone and Gina Bramlett---Dance Makers Studio---Oklahoma Challenge Ballroom Dance Competition---Parties Extra!

    VIDEO: Patti Mellow, Michael Pone and Gina...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Feb 21, 2016

    [brightcove]4763690772001[/brightcove] Patti Mellow, Michael Pone and Gina Bramlett talk about the Oklahoma Challenge Ballroom dance competition and Dance Makers on Parties Extra! Paige Dillard, Michael Pone, Patti Mellow, Gina Bramlett.

  • Helen Ford Wallace's Parties, Etc. for Feb. 21, 2016

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Feb 20, 2016

    Theta Founder's Day, Birthday Party, Art Show, Volunteer Reception, Student Reception, Kiwanis Club Luncheon

  • Don Jacobson's birthday celebration in Oklahoma City

    Don Jacobson\'s birthday celebration in Oklahoma...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Feb 18, 2016

      Ford Sanger, Nolan, Don Jacobson. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON! Get -together: Friends and family members met at The Drum Room to celebrate Don Jacobson's 60th birthday with fried chicken and waffles. Hostess: Don's wife, Ann, decided to include a few friends with their family members and everyone enjoyed the delicious supper. Besides the great chicken, there was great fried okra, french fries, and lots of birthday cake. The ambience: The mood was festive with balloons marking the room where the special dinner was held and Ann and Don's lively grandchildren (mine too) , Megan and Nolan, putting their birthday happiness on the event. It was a wonderful party! Emily Jacobson, Angie Sanger, Ann

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Feb. 14

    Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Feb. 14

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Engagement Party, January Birthdays, Colonial Dames, Coffee With The Artist

  • Lil Ross, Carol Johnson and Susie Kemp---Juliette Lowe Leadership Society Girl Scout Luncheon---Parties Extra!

    Lil Ross, Carol Johnson and Susie...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    [brightcove]4748987830001[/brightcove] Lil Ross, Carol Johnson and Susie Kemp talk about the Juliette Lowe Leadership Society Girl Scout Luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How about family members hosting baby showers?

    20-40-60 Etiquette---How about family members...

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen  -  hfsok@aol.com   By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Is it ok if I have a baby shower for my sister? My mother thinks that her friends should be the one having it and not me. Is that etiquette rule outdated? CALLIE’S ANSWER: If you want to have a baby shower then absolutely! There will be so many other ways you shower your sister and that baby though; it doesn’t really matter.

  • Parties, Etc.: Feb. 7: Helen Ford Wallace

    Parties, Etc.: Feb. 7: Helen Ford Wallace

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Winter Ball, Evening of Excellence, Architecture of Dance

  • Tri Deltas---Art With A Heart---Rachel Uraneck and Juliann Strange---Parties Extra!

    Tri Deltas---Art With A Heart---Rachel Uraneck...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    [brightcove]4732503147001[/brightcove] Tri Deltas talk about "Art With A Heart" on Parties Extra!

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 31

    Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 31

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Oklahoma County Medical Inaugural Dinner, Engagement Party, Junior League Celebration,

  • Theater Etiquette---20-40-60 Etiquette

    Theater Etiquette---20-40-60 Etiquette

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace @hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I went to a traveling Broadway show in Oklahoma City with my husband a couple weeks ago. Next to us, a couple during intermission was bad-mouthing the cast, as well as comparing it to the cartoon version. It annoyed me this couple was comparing a live performance to a cartoon. Is there show etiquette? CALLIE'S ANSWER: ABSOLUTELY! Wait until you are outside of the venue to start critiquing the show. While that was rude of them, I probably wouldn't have said anything to them.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 24

    Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 24

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Winter Ball Preview, Mentoring Initiative, Brunch

  • Sweetheart Ball---American Heart Association---Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite

    Sweetheart Ball---American Heart...

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    [brightcove]4712083243001[/brightcove] Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite tell Parties Extra! viewers about the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association. Helen Ford Wallace, Terri Bailey, Debbie Hite.




Parties Extra! Thu, May. 26 2016 06:38:14 PM CST Parties Extra!---Helen Ford Wallace, Vicki Clark Gourley, Joan Gilmore, Peggy Gandy talk about OKC parties! https://t.co/dOZGgnV9hp
Parties Extra! Tue, May. 24 2016 08:08:50 AM CST RT @Enes_Kanter: Nice 👍⚡️ https://t.co/NpNLIVmbeC
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 23 2016 03:02:42 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: 20/40/60 - Ask an etiquette question: Did college graduate learn to write a thank-you card? https://t.co/8Yk721BUN9 https
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 23 2016 02:54:38 PM CST Should I give another gift if I don't get thanked? 20-40-60 Etiquette https://t.co/RUQI5PWmNP @TheOklahoman #NewsOK
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 23 2016 07:57:39 AM CST RT @julianakeeping: Catch @briOKC today in @TheOklahoman if you can! She walked iconic Route 66 in #okc and wrote about it! https://t.co/ld…
Parties Extra! Sun, May. 22 2016 11:47:09 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 22, 2016 https://t.co/GFmgpyt5SV @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Fri, May. 20 2016 06:29:11 PM CST Lisa Reed, Joan Bryant and Debbie Minter---Symphony Show House---Parties Extra! https://t.co/HYz97u8DYY @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 16 2016 06:01:42 PM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette---What goes with the wedding invitation? https://t.co/UbGZWH1Bgj @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 16 2016 04:44:58 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Is wedding website an invitation to problems? https://t.co/vgB4hJ0Qii https://t.co/YPTXRCpR92
Parties Extra! Sun, May. 15 2016 09:02:31 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 15, 2016 https://t.co/m5h4FtbQ6t @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Tue, May. 10 2016 06:30:08 PM CST Kittye Little and Sherry Sullivan- Early American Glass Club Luncheon---Parties Extra! https://t.co/Q8Dswb1Y86 @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Sun, May. 08 2016 07:46:13 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 8 https://t.co/auzyebFHIL @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 02 2016 03:38:15 PM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette---Shall I ask her dad? https://t.co/Bauq8ILdFz @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Mon, May. 02 2016 02:41:04 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: 20-40-60 Etiquette: Marriage proposal is well in hand https://t.co/YIiaZbfWyR https://t.co/BZ69PpAwHs
Parties Extra! Sun, May. 01 2016 08:20:58 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 1, 2016 https://t.co/2Z2aRGirhz @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Sun, Apr. 24 2016 06:01:00 PM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 24, 2016 https://t.co/ZRsqSr3ENd @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Sun, Apr. 17 2016 04:14:54 PM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 17, 2016 https://t.co/y9RU2Y4zpK @TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Parties Extra! Sat, Apr. 09 2016 07:37:12 AM CST RT @okcballet: PeterPan was flying around the Oklahoma River! Next he will fly on the Civic Center stage April 15-17! PC Rocky Chen https:/
Parties Extra! Fri, Apr. 08 2016 07:28:52 AM CST RT @bennett_lostkid: Hey FRESHMEN! Vote ELLA tomorrow! Hey SOPHOMORES! Vote BENNETT tomorrow! #brinkmans
Parties Extra! Thu, Apr. 07 2016 12:49:04 PM CST Shane Jewell and Maggie Clayton---Oklahoma City Ballet and the Ballet Ball---Parties Extra! https://t.co/wYzZ6YIpEU @TheOklahoman #NewsOk

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