Parties, Etc.: Sunday, March 18, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace
BEAUX ARTS SPRING COFFEE
Coffee: Members of the Beaux Arts Ball committee met recently for the annual Spring Coffee at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Mothers of the 20 debutantes and 19 escorts were special guests. Chairman Lindsay Graham was hostess and welcomed everyone to the 2018 season. Special packets were given to each person listing all the events associated with the ball and committee members in charge. Graham also introduced committee members and her co-chairman Margo Ward.
Committee members: On the committee are Graham, Ward, Susan Jordan, Mollie McCurdy, Karen Hanstein, Liza Cryder, Kingsley Burke, Brie Dorr, Anne Richmond, Lawre Morrow, Katharine Regens, Leigh Bentley, Elizabeth Haggard, Katie Altshuler, Meg Payne, Burke Beck, Erin Beeler, Rachel Bolen, Whitney Rainbolt, Kelsey Quillian, Katherine Buxton, Elyse Hatcher, Aimee Harlow, Kristen Bohanon, Laura Kirkpatrick, Bebe MacKellar and Lauren Sullivan.
New members: Also introduced were new committee members Kingsley Burke and Elizabeth Haggard.
Fast facts: The 2018 Beaux Arts Ball is set for Nov. 24 at the OCG&CC. It will be the 73rd year for the traditional ball. The Beaux Arts Society has contributed $1,200,000. to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquisition fund since 1965.
Fun facts: Graham's family involvement with the Beaux Arts Ball goes back many years. Her grandmother, Dannie Bea Hightower, was a debutante in the first class of debutantes in 1946. Her great-grandfather, Dan James, was King of the Ball in 1963. Her grandfather, Frank J. Hightower, was King of the Ball in 1970 and her dad, G.P. Johnson Hightower, was king in 2016. Her mother, Millie Hightower, was ball chairman in 1998. And Graham was a debutante in 2001.
COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
Cocktail party: United Way Women's Leadership Society members held the first Cocktails & Conversations event of the year in the home of Sue Ann Arnall. Judy Love and Alice Hager are co-chairmen of WLS, a group of United Way leadership givers.
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The program: Guests learned about the criminal justice reform measures as Arnall moderated a panel that included Oklahoma County Judge Cindy Truong, Oklahoma County Public Defender Bob Ravitz and TEEM Executive Director Kris Steele.
CHECK OUT THESE EGGS
Pineapple omelet: Kaye Adam's 1972 bacon, cream cheese and pineapple omelet recipe was used this month at the “Eggscape to Paradise” Omelette Party benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
The story: She and 280,000 others entered a cooking contest in 1972 sponsored by the Pineapple Groves of Hawaii. Hers was selected as one of the 10 winners in main dish.
First party: When the first omelet party came around 34 years ago at the museum at the Fairgrounds, Kaye and husband, the late John Adams, and the late George Seminoff, were the only chefs. They used the pineapple/egg recipe. This year, Dennis Bradford remembered the excellent dish and contacted her and used the recipe for the 2018 event, which was held at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. Rachel Mann was chairman.
Annual event: Oklahoma Colonial Dames XVII Century members held the 61st annual state conference at the Courtyard by Marriott in north Oklahoma City.
Guests: First President General Nan Ackerman was the special guest of honor. There was a white glove receiving line.
Donating: The group gave 51 baskets of women's products to the Oklahoma City Women's Day Clinic to the Veterans Administration.