Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 17, 2018
2018 BEAUX ARTS DEBUTANTES/ESCORTS
2018 season: Beaux Arts Ball debutantes met at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for a photo shoot and curtsy practice. The 19 young women who are college sophomores will be introduced to society at the event, which is steeped in Oklahoma City tradition, on Nov. 24 at the Beaux Arts Ball. They will be presented by their fathers and the women will wear very formal white ballgowns and elbow-length leather gloves. The debs will make deep bows to the court and king as part of the procession during the event. This is the 73rd annual ball. Nineteen young men, college juniors, will be escorts.
Who's the king? The Beaux Arts Ball King, a local community leader, will also be introduced during the formal evening at the OCG&CC. His name is kept a secret by committee members until the night of the event. Lindsay Graham is chairman of the ball and Margo Ward is co-chairman.
Debutantes: 2018 debutantes, their colleges and their parents are: Abigail Mae Garrett, University of Kansas, Betty Jane and Braden Garrett; Alexandria Elizabeth Williams, University of Denver, Jill and Jim Williams; Allison Grace Farhood, University of Oklahoma, Lisa and Vince Farhood; Caitlyn Michelle Greene, University of Georgia, Chelle and Kit Greene; Caroline Grace Mullins, OU, Kimberly Ann Mullins and Michael Lee Mullins Sr.; Caroline Jeannine Rainbolt-Forbes, University of Denver, Leslie Rainbolt and Scott Forbes; Eleanor Jane Rainbolt-Forbes, Colorado College, Leslie Rainbolt and Scott Forbes; Ellie Katherine Dunn, University of Texas-Austin, Vionette and John Dunn; Emma Jane Richmond, OU, Anne McKinney Richmond and Jeffrey Curtis Roone Richmond; and Grace Caroline Patton, OU, Caroline and Guy L. Patton.
Also, Grace Elisabeth Pitman, Vanderbilt, Christa and Gabe Pitman; Kathryn Elizabeth Wheeler, OU, Janine and Greg Wheeler; Kaylee Nicole Scott, OU, Susan and Jerry Scott; Kiki Danielle Greene, OU, Chelle and Kit Greene; Lauren Katherine Platt, University of Oregon, Elizabeth and Michael Platt; Mary Elizabeth Milam, Oklahoma State University, Anita Milam and Carl Milam; McKenzie Ann Carlin, KU, Holly and Mark Carlin; Sayde Lynn Saunders, OSU, Tracey and Robert Saunders; Sophie Noelle Bondurant, OU, Nicole and Bill Bondurant.
Escorts: 2018 escorts, their colleges and their parents are: Andrew Cook McDonald, OU, Lisa and Michael McDonald; Blake Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee, University of Colorado, Chris Keesee and Larry Leigwin; Blake Davison Brigham, OU, Megan and Vince Brigham; Cole Thomas McDaniel, OU, Stacy and Mark McDaniel; Collin Madison Reid, OU, Leslie and Bill Reid; Grayson James Katigan, Southern Methodist University, Carrie and Steven Michael Katigan; Ian Lindsey Self, OU, Tiffany Lyn Self and the late Shannon Self; Jacob Michael Ellis, OU, Michelle Woford and Michael Scott Ellis; Jakob Alex Trachtenberg, University of Michigan, Debbie and Jeff Trachtenberg; James David Bozalis, Southern Methodist University, Theresa and David Bozalis; John William Dunn III, OSU, Vionette and John Dunn; Joshua Armand Paliotta, OU, Amanda and Armand Paliotta; Logan Joseph Stevenson, St. Ambrose University, Kathleen and Tom Stevenson; Matthew Cowan Price, OU, Elaine and Sam Price; Matthew Thayer Thompson, OU, Claire Nicholas Thompson and James Matthew Thompson; Patrick Henry Kennedy, OU, Marnie Davis Kennedy and John Hand Kennedy; Philip Louis Pippin, OU, Alice and Phil Pippin; Robert Henry Nayfa, OU, Paula and Terry Nayfa; and William James Harlow, Vanderbilt University, Aimee and David Harlow.
BEAUX ARTS RECEPTION
Party: A reception honoring debutantes, escorts, their parents and ball committee members was held on the roof terrace of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Members of the board of trustees of the OCMA and President and CEO E. Michael Whittington were hosts. The November ball benefits the acquisition fund for the museum.
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Run of the show: On the program during the reception was Whittington; Lindsay Graham, 2018 chairman of the ball; and Ed Barth, OKCMOA chairman. Wade Tower provided music for the party. The New Art galleries on the first floor were open for guests to view.
Gift: Nancy Ellis and the OCMA gave debs and escorts a print of a painting from the museum collection.
HONORING EMILY AND MAC
Couples shower: Emily Cox and Mac Katigan were honored at a bar-themed couples shower at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Hostesses were Terri Benear, Jessica Bevers, Terri Cummings, Libby Denner, Jill Dobbins, Susie Dougherty, Kelly Gentry, Julie Hall, Caroline Hendee, Anne Henderson, Kelly McLain, Tracy Martin, Camilla Ostrowe, Dana Price and Lana Raupe. The group of hostesses are friends of Emily's mother, Melinda Cox, and have a weekly “Girls Night Out” dinner.
Menu: Dinner was tenderloin, salmon, shrimp, asparagus, brie, artichoke dip and pesto torte. Dessert was themed-iced sugar cookies by Gingersnaps. “Katigan Kocktails” were served, along with wine and beer.
Wedding: The engaged couple will be married in Colorado Springs in July. Their parents are Melinda and Paul Cox, and Carrie and Steve Katigan.
Luncheon: The annual meeting for the OKC Philharmonic Society's board of directors was held at the Park House at the Myriad Gardens.
Program: Reports were given by philharmonic president Louise Churchill and executive director Eddie Walker and treasurer Jeff Starling.
New officers: The 2018-19 executive committee was introduced. Terri Cooper is the new president. Other officers are Jeff Starling, president-elect; Brent Hart, vice-president; Tony Welch, treasurer; Kathy Kerr, secretary; and Churchill, immediate past president. New directors are Renate Wiggin and Charles Mayer. Retiring directors and ex officio members Debbie Fleming, Ryan Free, Kirk Hammons, Carol McCoy and Ashley Wilemon were thanked for their service.
Food/flowers: Catering was by Bo Taylor and was shrimp and watermelon gazpacho, finger sandwiches and a cheese platter. Flowers on the tables were white hydrangeas and roses. Philharmonic cellists Valerie Tatge and Emily Stoops played.
Luncheon: Members of the William Rives chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century met for a luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Etta Reid and Kristen Ferate were hostesses.
Tables: The tables, set for Memorial Day weekend, were covered with red, white and blue linens. Party favors were bottles of Coke and Cracker Jacks.
Lunch: A steak salad, fresh berry cobbler, iced tea and coffee were served.
Program: Pat Patton led the opening prayers recognizing veterans. Lauri Warmack led the singing of the national anthem. Andrea Aven presented the program “And She Was One: The Story of Jane Wallis Burrell in American Intelligence.”