AT THE DANCE→Tradition: Lotus Club members were at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for the annual Christmas Dance. Cocktails were served at 7 p.m., and dinner was at 8 p.m. Some of the members invited their adult children as special guests. →Party planners: Susan Hoffman, Lisa Pierce and Lela Sullivan. →Seen: Carolyn and Dan Stuart, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Millie and Johnson Hightower, Tom King, Linda and Ron James, Susan and Mike McPherson, Terry and Hank Bradley, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Karen and Bob Browne, Bette and Jim MacKellar, Sara and Rob Northwood, Susan Parker, Drew Neville, Holly and Clay Healey, Susan and Peter Hoffman, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Libby and Morton Payne, Beth and Ed Wells, Candy and Chuck Ainsworth, Bebe and Bruce MacKellar and Kathy and Russ Walker.
ON THE GO→Soup’s on: Janie Axton and Inda Burchfiel were hostesses for their annual "Soup’s On” party during the holidays. The party was in the Axton home. →Attire: Guests were asked to wear "shopping attire.” The party was between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the week before Christmas.
CELEBRATING 80→Occasion: Shirley and Mac Dunning celebrated their 80th birthdays with a dinner given by children and grandchildren Marylee, Tim, Juliann and Katylee Strange, Ann and Craig McBride, and Cullen and Courtney Greer, in the Strange home. →Menu: It was a Mexican come–and- go taco buffet dinner using the taco recipe that Mac Dunning has cooked for years. A red and white birthday cake was the dessert.
CHRISTMAS FUN→Open house: Dana and Don Childress were hosts for an open house in their home. →Party fare: Don cooked tenderloin for the guests. →Partygoers: Barbara and Dick Kerrick, Tom King, Anna Amis, Hal McKnight, Cindy and Andy Lewis, Shari and Charles Buxton, Kristen and Mac Kilpatrick, Tina and Bruce Day, Judy and Mike Duffy, Carol and Jim Wallace, Diana Robinson, Tommie and Jack Skaggs, Kent Potter, Linda and Dave Smith.
CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION→What, why, where: Holiday reception for Civic Center suite holder companies in the home of Judy and Tom Love. →Who: Attending were Kip Welch, Kyle Rodgers, Nancy and George Records, Jane and David Thompson and other members of the Civic Center Foundation board and Civic Center Music Hall staff. →Gift: Board member Judy Love gave a special Santa Claus gift to board members and suite holders. →Speaker: Board president Chuck Wiggin gave a short presentation and Hans Butzer and Jeremy Gardner gave a presentation about the new "wayfinding and suite holder recognition project.”
GREETINGS OF THE SEASON→Holiday agenda: Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis met with 75 OSU alumni and fans in New York City in December. The event was hosted by the NYC /OSU alumni chapter at the Stillwater Bar & Grill. →Buzz: Stillwater Bar & Grill owner Matthew Keane was presented an official statement making the establishment an extension of the city of Stillwater and the NYC alumni’s headquarters in the East Village. →Special guest: John Starks, former OSU basketball player and NBA All-Star.