Sunday Morning: Jan. 5, 2020; Helen Ford Wallace
OMRF’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Party: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Dr. Stephen Prescott and his wife Susan Prescott were hosts for the annual Christmas party in the OMRF-Gaylord Pavilion.
Guests: Among the 150 guests were the OMRF board of directors, OMRF Ambassadors, campus, civic and community leaders, and OMRF scientists and administrative leaders.
Ambience: Centerpieces of white roses and winter greenery were on the tables and a 12 foot Christmas tree trimmed in silver and gold was in the room. A string quartet from Oklahoma City University played. Janie Morgan prepared the holiday buffet.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY DEANE
Birthday party: Mary Deane Streich celebrated her 75th birthday with cocktails and a buffet dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Fifty five longtime friends joined her at the party. An arch of balloons decorated the room and chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cake pops were served.
Out-of-towners: At the party were Nick Demos, of Los Angeles; and Janet and Fred Streich, of Denver.
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Event: The final Israeli Fare+Wine Dinner in 2019 given by the Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) was hosted by Jackie and Jerry Bendorf. It featured "latkes (potato pancakes), vodka and lights."
Chef Aaron Ware: Oklahoma State University chef Aaron Ware cooked for the group and told guests about his time in Israel and his inspiration behind the five-course dinner. He brought OSU culinary art students as sous chefs and all were happy that OSU President Burns Hargis and First Cowgirl Ann Hargis were guests at the dinner.
Next up: The next Israeli Fare+Wine Pairing Dinner is in February in the home of Roanna and Larry Davis.
THETA CHRISTMAS PARTY
Party: Members of Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae had a Christmas party with husbands and families in the home of Julie and Manny Leclerq.
Organizers: Allie Dodson and Elizabeth Nordin were chairmen, and Tabitha McCuan is president. Members made donations for CASA, Court Appointed State Advocates, the local and national alumnae philanthropy.
Event: Jeri and Trey Richardson’s Christmas party was held in their Heritage Hills home. A hundred people attended the party, which was catered by Rocco’s.