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CELEBRATION…Nancy Hall was honoree at a 60th birthday dinner in the home of Jane Jayroe Gamble and Gerald Gamble. Hall and husband Ed Collins are longtime friends of the Gambles.
Caterer Kamala Gamble cooked all of the healthy foods including the Mexican birthday cake topped with mangos and strawberries. There was also salmon with squash salsa and chicken in a roasted tomato sauce and salad picked fresh from Kamala’s home garden.
Red roses, cream-colored hydrangeas and cranberry-colored daisies decorated the tables. The crimson and cream colors represented the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where Hall is employed.
Among the guests were Karen Waddell, Sue and Bob Hale, Lolly and Mike Anderson, Connie and Jim McGoodwin, Lori Hansen and Wes Lane, Marnie and Clayton Taylor, Debbie and Michael Hampton, Jackie Jones, Barbara and Ed Eskridge, Connie and Jim McGoodwin, Dewayne Andrews, Nita and Doug Folger, Lori Hansen and Wes Lane, Marianne and Jerry Vannatta, Jeffrey Hirsch, Polly and Larry Nichols and Marti and Joe Ferretti.
Ed Collins, Nancy Hall, Jane Jayroe Gamble and Gerald Gamble celebrate Nancy Hall’s birthday with a party in the Gamble home.
TEA FOR YOU…An afternoon tea was given for members of the Girl Scout Juliette Low Leadership Society. Carleen Burger was hostess and Ione Brown was chairman. Assisting were Sandy Pembroke, Kelly Basey, Melanie Maguire. Kay Goebel and Joan Maguire.
Pouring at the tea were Ann Alspaugh, Annie Bohanon, Christy Everest, Jose Freede, Lou Kerr, Karen Luke, Rita Moore, Mary Nichols, Polly Nichols, Meg Salyer and Wanda Swisher.
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins was an honored guest and talked about her memories as a Girl Scout. She reminded the group about the importance of having good role models for young girls.
Brownie Scouts in their uniforms from Christ the King School’s second grade sang two songs for the 75 women and vases filled with pearls and daisies decorated the tea table. Tea and tea sandwiches, punch and Girl Scout cookies were served.
Linda Whittington, Mary Anne West, Paula Sanford, Dr. Ramona Paul and Ione Brown are at the home of Carleen Burger for the Girl Scout Tea.
CURTAIN CALL…An end-of-the-season party for The Lyric Theater Understudies group was held at 611 Creative in downtown Oklahoma City. Rococo’s Restaurant staff was in charge of the food.
There were drawings for tickets for Lyric’s winter season at The Plaza Theatre and other great door prizes.
The Lyric Understudies is an organization within Lyric Theatre for musical theater lovers ages 21-40. There are 100 members.
Among the people attending the party were Ryan Johnston, Cooper Johnson, Whitney Ingram, Ashley Altshuler, Allison Stanford, Lance McDaniel, David Evans, Molly Fritch, Cristina Felton, Natalie Biddinger, Kevin Ratliff, Justin King.
MARRY-MAKING…Marylee and Tim Strange entertained at a dinner honoring newly-weds Ann and Craig McBride who were married in June. Ann McBride is the former Ann Trigg Greer.
Lisa and Alan Synar cooked Italian pasta for the group. Dessert was chocolate fountains with strawberries, pineapple and cake for dipping.
A tent was set in the backyard and pots of garden flowers were on the tables as well as freshly cut flowers on the serving table.
Guests included Lynne and John Trigg, Shirley and Mac Dunning, Nelda and Bo McBride, Jackie Acres, Wendy Simpson, Rhonda and Jim Williston, Shirley Blaik, Jo and Frank Robinson, Janice and Joe Dan Trigg, Marianne Trigg, Ann and Harold Powell, Cullen Greer, Courtney Greer, Shawn McBride, Chase McBride, Juliann and Katylee Strange, Helen and David Mercer, Nancy and Ed DeCordova, Carol Drake, Beth Ann and Dee Sadler and Trish and Max Clark.
Lynne and John Trigg, Ann and Craig McBride, Shirley and Mac Dunning are in the home of Marylee and Tim Strange for a party honoring the McBrides.
WELCOME BACK…. Members of the Junior League of Oklahoma City had the first General Meeting and it was followed by a “Welcome Back Party” at Cafe’ Nova. Over 100 women attended. There were no official decorations, but members enjoyed appetizers, desserts, coffee, martinis and wine.
There was an “icebreaker” and the partygoers were asked to write their favorite movie on their nametags, along with their names. Movie favorites ranged from old movies and comedies to horror flicks. It provided lots of conversation for the members.