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Hogans celebrate 60th wedding anniversary in Oklahoma City

Sam Hogan, Sarah and Dan Hogan, Caton Hogan, Dan Hogan IV. (Photo by Doug Hoke).

Sarah and Dan Hogan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. They invited friends and family members for a cocktail buffet.


Flowers and glowing candles were everywhere throughout the Club. At the front door were colorful bouquets of peonies, roses, orchids, larkspur, lilies, hydrangeas and all sizes of candles. Dave Morris on the piano greeted guests as they arrived. A table inside was set with wedding photos including the bride, groom, cake, and wedding party. The table was also decorated with huge bouquets and candles and bowls of small boxes filled with candy for guests to take home as party favors. A note accompanied the boxes with thanks from the couple and a quote in part from Garrison Keillar: "When you've been together long, your anniversary should be marked with feast and song, do it gloriously." (The Hogans did it gloriously!)



A gourmet buffet of beef tenderloin, salmon, salad, the various vegetables was served, and the dessert table was spectacular. Silver candelabrum held tall candles. There were mini-parfaits, fruit tarts, chocolate candy and mini-cakes, all served on elegant silver trays and dishes.


At the party were Steve and Millonn Lilly, Bibby Wilson, Mackenzie Lilly, Madeline Lilly, Erica Hogan, Randy Hogan, Ciane and Brad hogan, Shawn and Blake Hogan, DeAnn and Lee Allan Smith, Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Nancy and Bob Ellis, Christy and Jim Everest, Barbara and Ralph Thompson, Jeanne Hoffman Smith, Martha Williams, Joan Gilmore, Connie and Gary Fuller, Patti Leeman, Sally and Tom Hughes, Linda Lambert, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Donna and George Nigh, Kirk and Royce Hammons, Dolly and David Flesher, Nancy deCordova, Candy and Bob Reece, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Barbara Watson, Judy Jordan, Eb Hines, Shirley Blaik, Cheryl Browne, Kitty and Dick Champlin, Jeaneen Naifeh, Dannie Bea Hightower, Lauren Hogan, Andrew Colton, Margaret and Bill Wells, Susan Hickox, Janell Everest, Mary and Dick Clements, Paige Lammerts, Shirley and Bob Powell, Janyce and Henry Coffeen, David Wilson, Charles Monnett, Linda and Barth Bracken, Geraldine Raupe, Joan Payne, Nan and Fred Buxton, Joe Messenbaugh, Jane Paulk, Bob Hoover, Carolyn and John Mee, Sally and Dick Burpee, Wanda Swisher, Ed Cook, Jay Edwards and Mary Dell Barkouras.

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