Sunday Morning: Oct. 27, 2019; Helen Ford Wallace
'KINGS AND COCKTAILS'
Event: Drew Neville, last year’s Beaux Arts Ball King, was host for the annual stag party for former kings of the ball. “Kings and Cocktails” was the theme and the party was held at Harry’s Bar at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Monarch’s menu: The menu consisted of crab cakes, deviled eggs with caviar, steak tartare and shrimp. Flowers with a crown decorated the bar.
Other events: Two other ball-related parties were held simultaneously with this one. A “Crowns and Cocktails” event with former ball chairmen and former kings’ wives was hosted by Connell Branan, 2009 ball chairman, and Margo Ward, 2019 chairman. “Beaux and Bourbon” was also at the same time and was a gathering of spouses of the current Beaux Arts Ball committee. Harper Ward was the host.
KAPPA FOUNDERS DAY
Occasion: Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae met in Leigh Ann Albers' home for a Founder’s Day celebration. Kam’s Kookery catered the event for 80 members. The sorority was founded at Monmouth College in Illinois and is celebrating its 149th anniversary.
The loyalty factor: One 65-year pin for membership was given out and 14 50-year pins were awarded. Kelli Hayward was announced as Panhellenic Kappa Woman of the Year.
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Reception: At JRB Art at the Elms on First Friday in Paseo was a reception honoring the four “Red Dirt Artists,” all from Oklahoma, who are featured this month. The artists are Rae Baldridge, Joseph Mills, Jack Fowler and Romy Owens. The exhibition is there until Oct. 31.
Seen: At the opening party were Glenna Tannenbaum, Dick Tannenbaum, Suzie Bostick, Lisa Rogers, Mike Rogers, Kim Hayward, Mary Seward, John Seward, Alyce Page, Ron Page, Nancy Anthony, Bob Anthony, Brenda Johnson, Kent Johnson, Robin Chase, Gail Sloop, Don Narcomey, Suzanne Silvester, Kenyon Morgan, Sally Bentley, Beverly Chansolme, Sunny Walker, Allison Taylor, John Yoeckel, Patrick Riley and Grenda Moss.
OSU EXTRA! LOOKING GOOD!
Think big and bright: The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, opened Oct. 11 and guests wore black-tie attire for the opening events.
Glitterati: Oklahoma State University first lady Ann Hargis wore a formal off-the-shoulder floor-length black dress with the musical score (lots of “brightest orange” musical notes) of the OSU Alma Mater embellished on it. OSU President Burns Hargis had a bright orange pocket square in his tuxedo jacket left pocket.