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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 29

Norman Brunch, Lobster Luncheon, Mercy Foundation Party, Thetas Holiday Event, Vegas Entertain, Book Club
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: December 29, 2013

Norman brunch

Holiday brunch: Chris Purcell and Donna Hughes entertained at their annual holiday brunch in Norman. This year it was in the Purcell home, which was filled with Santa elves and Santa Clauses. Elf legs decorated the front door. Cream cheese braids, egg casserole and fruitcake were menu items.

Seen: Kim Rainbolt, Candy Reece, Jill Hughes, Becky Barber, Jane Austin, Judi Freyer, Jeary Seikel, Frances Sanger and Susan Bergen were among the 150 guests.


Dinner/dance: Members of the Lotus Club celebrated the holidays with a Christmas dance at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Dave Tanner and his band from Dallas played for dancing. Dinner was spinach salad with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, filet of beef and seared scallops and chocolate cake served with peppermint ice cream.

Flowers: Centerpieces were white ceramic Christmas trees surrounded by roses, greenery and pine cones.

Guests: Among the 150 people at the party were Candy and Bob Reece, Lindsay and Jeff Graham, Leigh and Nick Bentley, Niki and Bill Puffinbarger and Natalie and Stephen Browne.


Lobster lunch: Pam Smith and Tina Stubbs were honorees when their birthday club met in the home of Kanela Huff. Big, red lobsters were cooked in lobster pots. Several members brought a special dish, including Barbara Dahnke's mashed potatoes, Judy Lehmbeck's salad dressing and Huff's holiday green beans. Starbuck ornaments and Christmas notepads and pencils were party favors. Lisa Voegeli made Christmas cookies. Hostesses were Brooke Phillips, Huff and Dahnke. Lobster chefs were Sue Magness and Rawsie Boyles.

Ambience: Huff's home was decorated in gold and white with huge magnolias with glittery centers decorating one of the Christmas trees. Trees, Santas, flowers and magnolias decorated most of the surfaces of the home.

Seen: Libby Steakley, Marilyn Torbett, Shari Buxton, Sue Timberlake, Gennie Johnson, Phillips, Magness, Dahnke, Connie Givens, Boyles, Lehmbeck, Smith, Stubbs and Voegeli were at the party.


Occasion: Members of the Mercy Foundation Board were entertained at a holiday buffet at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Dana Gordon and Louise Bennett arranged the party in front of the fireplace. Unique gingerbread houses centered the tables and gingerbread cookies were served with a make-your-own sundae dessert buffet.

At the party: Among the people there were Jean and Jim Hartsuck, Terry Bradley, Patty and Rick Ruffin, Marilyn Geiger, Renee and Kermit Brown, Kay Murcer, Mary Kay and Bob Samis, Suzy and Paul Merritt, Chelin Satherlie, Kathy and Hal Brown, Mary and Gary England, Jenne Knudsen, Susan and Ramsey Drake, LaRue and Bill Stoller, Karen and Jim Gebhart, Kay and Dave Filson and Kyle Sweet.

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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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