Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
HONORING REBECCA AND JOE
Party: A “Let's Celebrate!” cocktail buffet on Sept. 27 honored Rebecca Arnold and Joe Smaby. It was in the home of Pam and Bill Shdeed and hosts were the Shdeeds, Jane and John Crain, Nancy and Bob Ellis, Diane and Bill Wheat, and Gigi and Tom Wolfe.
Bubbly: Blake Arnold, the bride's father, toasted the engaged couple. They were married Sept. 29.
The food/decor: On the menu was sugar charred salmon, grilled chicken, corn salad, Caesar salad, wild rice salad with sugar snapped peas and carrots and triple fudge brownies and lemon squares. The outside area was decorated with a huge lighted globe.
Seen: Among the guests were Lynn and Mike Kelly, Gay and Ed Kirby, Shari Kerr, Sara and Rob Northwood, Helen and Bob Sullivan, Sarah and Paul Malloy, Liz and Clark Ward, Carla and Dick Ellis, and Vicki and Jim English.
Bullfrog party: Members of Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter were hostesses for the annual Bullfrog Party in the home of Teresa Shavney and Richard Knapp. The Fiesta-themed event kicked off the 100th year of the alumnae group in the Oklahoma City area.
Now serving: The name of the party relates to the Bullfrog drink, a limeade cocktail, which has been served since the social event began years ago. Tri-Delta husbands and dates served drinks wearing quaint frog aprons.
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Hostesses: Hostesses for the event were Rachel Uraneck, president, and Brooke Powell, vice- president. The Tri Deltas will have their official Centennial Celebration on April 27.
YEAR OF EVENTS
Kickoff party: The Heritage Hall 50th Anniversary committee members kicked off a year of celebratory events with a cocktail party in the home of alumna Jennifer Shadid.
Top billing: The Fall Revue, Gold and the Heart of Gold Gala and 50th Anniversary Weekend celebration in September 2019 will all be part of the year's activities.
AT THE CHURCH
Dinner: Members of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church had the annual Mosaic Dinner at the church with dinner catered by Bo Taylor.
Expert speaks: Ret. Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon was guest speaker.
Elegant entertaining: The Women of the church decorated tables for eight and invited friends. Themes ranged from a Harry Potter table to “A Night in Egypt” table. On the menu were orzo salads, grilled chicken, grilled vegetable skewers and a trio of desserts of honey pecan squares, chocolate bites and lemon curd tartlets.
How sweet it is: Church men served the meal.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN
Event: Dr. John M. Salmeron celebrated his 90th birthday at a party in the home of his son, Rick Salmeron, in Dallas. Thirty-five family members from Wichita, Kansas; San Antonio, Texas; New York City and the Dallas area attended the event. Salmeron was the first board-certified anesthesiologist at Baptist Medical Center when he began private practice in 1963. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1955 from Granada, Spain. He retired after 40 years.
Big fans: Children and grandchildren at the party were Barbara and Rick Salmeron, and Mateo and Dominique Salmeron, of Dallas; Pearl and John Salmeron Jr., and Aidan and Miya Salmeron, of Hillsborough, North Carolina; and Beth and Bruce Kibodeaux, and Sofia Lobpdeaux, of San Antonio, Texas.