Parties, Etc.: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace
FRIENDS OF MUSIC
Celebration: Oklahoma State University celebrated the school's various music programs at a “Friends of Music” event at the OSU Botanic Garden in Stillwater.
Announcing: In addition to student performances, OSU President Burns Hargis announced that alumnae Michael and Anne Greenwood gave a gift for the new home of the university's music education programs. The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music will be connected to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, which is under construction. Both will open in the fall of 2019.
Others: Hargis recognized the Edward and Helen Bartlett Foundation for its commitment to the music building and also Jonathan Drummond and other donors who made early commitments to the adjoining McKnight Center for the Performing Arts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY AND TOM
Twice the fun: A joint birthday party for Judy and Tom Love was held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Hosts were Barbara Brou, Sherry and Lee Beasley, Nancy and Bob Ellis, Jane and Jerry Gamble, Kirk and Royce Hammons, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Susan and Jay Johnston, Ann and Bill Johnstone, Gennie and Bob Johnson, Cindy and Hugh Rice, and Sylvia and Robert Slater.
Music: A classical guitarist played during dinner.
Food/flowers: Beef Wellington, grilled mahi and a trio of desserts were on the menu. Flowers were orchids plants in glass cubes.
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Stars on hand: Jane Gamble was the mistress of ceremonies and prayers were offered by Archbishop Paul Coakley and the Rev. Rick Stansberry. Also on the program were Greg Love, Thomas Love, Tom McDaniel, William Love, Dan Holman and Judy and Tom Love.
Guests: At the party were the Love's four children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and other family members and friends.
Event: September Birthday Girls met in the home of Elyse Hatcher to celebrate their friends' birthdays. Hostesses were Hatcher, Kanela Huff and Camilla Ostrowe. Forty five women were at the event.
A little history: This group formed in 2015 as founders noted that January and February birthday groups had formed and they wanted a September group to be activated. There are 70 friends who celebrate together yearly.
Girl stuff: Bouquets of hydrangeas, roses and lilies were set on tables in the Hatcher home. Menu items included shrimp cocktail, tea sandwiches, eclairs and cream puffs.
Occasion: 120 members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association had the fall kickoff meeting at The Jones Assembly.
Scene setters: Paige Sheller and Carolyn Durrett are co-presidents and Whitney Moss is vice-president and arrangements/social chairman. Sheller welcomed the members and gave a brief rundown of events for the year. She discussed the Premier Card to support the Payne Education Center and the local philanthropy about reading. Kappa T-shirts designed by Annie Tucker were sold.
Menu: Three kinds of pizza were served with deviled eggs, fried okra, Key lime pie and chocolate chip cookies.
Chef Sanger: Brittany Sanger, executive chef at The Jones Assembly, was introduced to the group as she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Event: The William Rives Chapter of Colonial Dames XVIIC held a luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Hostesses were Barbara McMullen, Della Nash and Quembe Walkingstick.
Menu/decor: The tables were decorated with foliage, pumpkins and sachets of pumpkin spice from the Savory Spice Shop. Chicken, fruit and garden salad was served, along with a mixed berry cobbler.
Program: President Kristen Ferate welcomed new and prospective members. Vandelia Graham gave the program about WWI Choctaw Wind Talkers.