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Parties, Etc.: Oct. 25, 2015: Helen Ford Wallace

MEETING OF THE KINGS

Paying homage: The annual Beaux Arts Ball Kings Stag Party was held in the home of Bill Ross.

The buzz: The former kings speculated on who the new Beaux Arts Ball King will be. He will be crowned at the 70th annual ball in November at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. These kings will be introduced during a formal procession at the ball.

The feast/flowers: A basket of fall chrysanthemums, pumpkins and small gold crowns decorated the buffet table where hors d'oeuvres were served. Cocktail napkins featured gold crowns.

Royalty: Among the former kings at the party were Ross, Lee Allan Smith, Larry Nichols, David Rainbolt, John Bozalis, Fred Hall, Bob Johnson, Ted Elam, Dick Clements, Dan Hogan, Ed Cook, Judge Ralph Thompson, John Mee, Ron Elkins, Carl Edwards and Gene Rainbolt.

FIRST LOOK

Hard hat tour: Members of the Mercy Health Foundation Board and the Sisters of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City were hosts for a reception and hard hat tour of the construction progress of the new Mercy Coletta Building, Breast Center and Cancer Center. The center is due to open in summer 2016.

Details: Hard hats, vests and construction glasses were provided for all the guests, and they were asked to wear closed-toe shoes while walking through the construction.

Menu: In the soon-to-be lobby, guests were served heavy hors d'oeuvres, including decorated Mercy cookies. Bottled water, tea and soft drinks were set around.

Take-away treats: All guests received a special Mercy tape measure for their own construction projects.

HONORING KRISTY AND JOHN

Party: Marion Paden entertained at an engagement party for Kristy Smith and John Roddick. Family members and friends were from California, Texas and Oklahoma.

Ambience: It was the perfect fall evening in the backyard where twinkling lights, fall flowers and pumpkins were set up.

Menu: Fajitas from Ted's Cafe Escondido were served, along with decorated cookies commemorating the engagement.

Seen: At the party were Christy and RJ Barrett, Jennifer and Dave Richardson, Ashley Wise, Josie Reynolds, Abbey and David Box, Marguerite Weston and Randy Smith.

AT THE GALLERY

Party: Pamela Joye, Patrick Riley and Sohail Shehada were featured artists at JRB Art at The Elms for the month's opening exhibit. Champagne and margaritas were served.

Guests: At the event were the artists, Ann and Marc Barker, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Sharon Breeding, Kelley Barnes, Kevyn Colburn, Alyce and Ron Page, Michelle Metcalf, Carol Beesley, Gayle Curry, Cherrie and Stephen Carr, Marty Dillon, Judy Kelley, Diana Smith, Alan Atkinson, and Renee and Dan Jones.

OU DEDICATION

Occasion: The dedication of the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman was held recently. President David L. Boren presented a framed picture to Susan E. “Betsy” Brackett and her husband, Gregg Wadley, at the event.

About the gift: Brackett and Wadley made the lead gift to renovate the theater, which is named in honor of Betsy's mother who had a passion for music and musical theater throughout her lifetime. 

Related Photos
<p>David L. Boren, Susan E. “Betsy” Brackett, Gregg Wadley. [PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA]</p>

David L. Boren, Susan E. “Betsy” Brackett, Gregg Wadley. [PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA]

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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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