60 years/Flaming Festival
Luncheon: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, was the special speaker at the 60th annual Flaming Festival at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. She has published seven books on entertaining and featured the most recent one “Monograms for the Home” in her entertaining talk to Thetas and their guests. She has a daily radio show in Dallas on parties and entertaining and appears on television and has been editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine since 2011.
Festival: 22 local vendor tables were on display during the event and there were 13 unique and decorated Theta tables, including one by Gov. Mary Fallin and Friends of the Mansion. The Theta tables gave a nod to the decades. Julie Leclercq and Caroline Mildren were co-chairmen.
Tea table: Barb Munneka and Marsha Waldo decked out the tea table with flowers created from vintage plates. Past presidents and 50-year-Thetas poured tea. Homemade cookies baked by the members also were served.
Pantry table: This table was filled with holiday treats for sale. The offerings were wrapped and tied with Theta ribbons and featured rolls, candy, cakes, pies, brownies and toasted pecans. Janie Axton brought her famous apple cake. Some recipes were attached to the baked items.
Entertainment: A special video created by Axton, Celena McCord, Allison Morris, Ann Ryan, Sue Ryan and Elizabeth Prosser was shown and it featured photos of Theta through the years.
Committee members: On the Festival committee were LeAnn Lienhard, Axton, McCord, Morris, Ryan, Ryan, Prosser, Jessica Beavers, Courtney Harp, Rachel Bolen, Erin Zanotti, Ashley Davis, Dana Thomas, Laura Eckel, Cari Green, Jill Hodges, Christi Ridley, Jayne Clarke, Lisa Elder, Sue Hager, Jenny Ferguson, Marianne Sharpe, Bailey Gordon, Jessica Hill, Penny McCaleb, Leigh Woody, Charlie Knight, Karlee Chill, Tabitha McCuan, Munneke, Waldo, Amy Parrish and Susie Wilson.