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Parties Extra! Tuesday, Oct. 15; Helen Ford Wallace

Liz Codding, Lauri Beth Ashby Warmack. KRISTEN FERATE PHOTO
Liz Codding, Lauri Beth Ashby Warmack. KRISTEN FERATE PHOTO

VERY SPECIAL NIGHT AT OSU

Event: The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater opened Oct. 11 with festivities galore. The New York Philharmonic orchestra and opera star Kelli O’Hara performed for the first -ever concert in the brand new facility. There was a wine/appetizer pre-event in the lobby of the McKnight Center with live music and a Champagne with chocolate reception after the concert, during which members of the philharmonic mingled with guests. White hydrangeas anchored an assortment of white flowers in large arrangements on tables throughout the lobby. Guests walked the “orange” carpet and Pistol Pete posed for photos with guests. The Friday night event was sold out.

Concert: The gala concert by the philharmonic and O’Hara brought the house down. The special black-tie event welcomed guests from across the nation and culminated with the orchestra playing OSU’s alma mater while the crowd sang along.

Ann and Burns Hargis: She wore a formal off-the-shoulder floor-length black dress with lots of “brightest orange” musical notes from the score of the OSU alma mater embellished on it. OSU President Burns Hargis had an orange pocket square in his formal jacket left pocket.

HONORING TRAVIS WEEDN

Dinner: Sixteen past presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City were at their annual dinner at Pearl’s Oyster Bar to offer traditional advice to Travis Weedn, the 103rd president of the group. Don Andrews, the 102nd president, gave the new president the Big Stick, a symbol of presidential authority that has been passed to each president since the club was founded in 1928. Originally and ax handle, the Big Stick has been extended twice and has the carved names of every past president.

Seen: At the party were Jay Engelbach; 71st; Fletcher Williams, 76th; Bill Warren, 78th; Jim Vogt, 80th; Mark Hanstein, 81st; Curt Boecking, 86th; and Cam McLain, 89th.

More: Others included Noma D. Gurich, 91st; Bev Woodrome, 93rd; Kyle McLain, 94th; Jon Pennington, 95th; Kraettli Epperson, 97th, and Rachel Weber, 99th. More recently serving presidents attending were Sundy Corbin, 100th; and Leo Portman. Andrews was the event chair.

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The new president: Weedn is the senior attorney for the Petroleum Storage Tank Division at Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Ann and Burns Hargis. [GARY LAWSON PHOTO/OSU BRAND MANAGEMENT]

Burns Hargis, Ann Hargis, Billie McKnight and Ross McKnight. [LAUREN KNORI/OSU FOUNDATION PHOTO]

Laura O’Hara, Pat O’Hara, Kelli O’Hara and Ross McKnight. [LAUREN KNORI/OSU FOUNDATION PHOTO]

Hal Brown, Kathy Brown, Lori Payne, Bond Payne, Rae Winchester and Jerry Winchester. [LAUREN KNORI/OSU FOUNDATION PHOTO]

Jenny and Mike Boynton. [LAUREN KNORI/OSU FOUNDATION PHOTO]

Don Andews and Travis Weedn.

Bev Woodrome, Noma D. Gurich, Travis Weedn, Cam McLain and Kyle McLain.

Noma D. Gurich, Bill Warren, Jay Engelbach, Don Andrews, Jim Vogt and Fletcher Williams. [PROVIDED PHOTOS]

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Ann and Burns Hargis. GARY LAWSON PHOTO, OSU BRAND MANAGEMENT

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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