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Helen Ford Wallace:Parties, Etc.: June 17

Annie Oakley Luncheon, Wedding Shower, Dinner, Open House
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: June 17, 2012


Annual luncheon: The Annie Oakley Society Luncheon was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where pink tablecloths were on the tables and pink and white tulips, hydrangeas and roses were in tall acrylic vases. Tall, lighted arrangements of white flowers and branches were set in strategic places throughout the room.

Best of the best: The Annie Oakley Society Award was presented by Gov. Mary Fallin to music artist and actress Reba McEntire. The award honored her for exemplifying the character, perseverance and moral fiber in the tradition of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter and entertainer, who used her talents for audiences around the world. The Society celebrates women who demonstrate leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American West.

Hottest trend: Pink straw cowboy hats were given as party favors to each guest and most of the guests put them on and wore them during the party.

Menu: Salmon with dill sauce was on the menu, along with berry cheesecake and a cookie decorated with a star badge.

Take a bow: Chuck Schroeder, museum president, and Cathy Keating, Society chairman, and Lynn Friess, vice chairman, welcomed the crowd. Both Keating and Friess are Society co-founders. Oklahoma City University's American Spirit Dance Co. and Range of Motion Dance Studio provided entertainment during lunch. Reba's sister, Susie McEntire Eaton, sang the National Anthem.

VIP's: A reception preceded the luncheon and honored the Society founders. Guests had photos made with Reba.

Luncheon committee: Mary Ellen Alexander, Linda Bouchier, Linda Mitchell Davis, Christy Everest, Susan Hoffman, Whitney English Kolb, Judy Love, Billie McKnight, Avis Scaramucci were luncheon planners.

Latest buzz: Members of the Society are planning an American Indian Playground addition at the museum.


Occasion: Candy Reece invited friends to come by for a light lunch and a visit. She has been out of town most of the winter and needed to catch up with the Oklahoma girls.

Flowers/food: A huge bouquet of sunflowers decorated the table which held plates of quiche and salad. A three-tiered cake plate was filled with colorful mini-cupcakes.

People: Chris Purcell, Betty Crow, Candy Ainsworth, Lucinda Huffman, Pat Edwards, Gennie Johnson, Barbara Beeler, Tricia Everest, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Sherry Bennett, Patsy Homsey, Jennifer Kiersch, Jane Austin, Susan Hoffman, Millie Hightower, DeLee Smith, Marilyn Meade, Alison Taylor, Marilyn Balyeat, Nancy Ellis, Beth Wells, Shari Buxton, Christy Everest, Penny Replogle, Janell Everest, Sara Northwood, Rhonda Hefton, Kaye Cook, Shirley Everest, Dana Gordon, Fanny Bolen, Sally Royce and Susan Edwards.

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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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