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Helen Ford Wallace- Parties, Etc.-March 4th

Dinner Dance, Musical Evening, Spring Tea, Luncheon
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 4, 2012


Who/where: 100 Members of the Alliance, Inc. had a Black and White Dinner Dance at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. Music was by The Impressions. Angie Harrison created the decorations, which were branches and flowers set in rocks on a mirrored tile.

What: This is a social organization of single men and women, age 40 and older, as well as married couples who were members before their marriages.

Why: The group has monthly formal, informal and themed dinner dances for members and guests. Tim Hawks is Alliance president and Anne Pixler is membership chairman.


Performance: Violinist Kyle Dillingham and Composer Callen Clarke performed for a private audience in the home of John Yoeckel. Jeannette and Dick Sias were co-hosts. The musicians played excerpts from Clarke's original symphony called “Life Symphony.” He also spoke about his reasons for writing a symphony about life.

More music: They were joined by Peter Markes and Angela Allen on violin, Ulises Serrano on viola and Andrea Dillingham on cello. They played the second movement of this partially written symphony, a nocturne entitled “Innocence.”

Speaker: Shane Jewell, executive director of OK Mozart, told the group that the premiere of “Life Symphony” will be in Bartlesville June 16 during OK Mozart and there will be a second performance in Oklahoma City on June 17.

Seen: Kris and Dick Rush, Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Linda Rosser, Bob Barnard, Cindy Hollingsworth, Carol Sue, Dick and Tristan Manley, Nancy and Mark Stansberry, Gerry and Ken Bonds, Christian Keesee, Jay Shanker, Sara Jane Rose, Marnie and Clayton Taylor, Edith and Michael Laird, Barbara and Benjamin Harjo Jr., Charlie Daniels and David Anderson.

Theme: “Oklahoma's Symphonic Revival.”


Tea: Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic members were hostesses for the high school senior girls and their parents attending universities this year and who are interested in sorority life. The event was at All Souls Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Recruitment process: There were sorority representatives from The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University, who gave information about the recruitment process at each school.

Fashion show: Models showed clothing selections for different rounds of formal fall recruitment.

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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