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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Fifteen hosts for Havana nights

Occasion: Escorts from the Beaux Arts Ball entertained at a black-tie Havana Nights party on Wednesday, before the Nov. 26 Ball. Hosts at the Waterford Hotel Ballroom were Jet Akin, Davis Angel, Ford Branan, Dan Christiansen, Scott Fisher, James Fletcher, Bobby Howard, Adam Lewis, Sam Katigan, Will Kennedy, Christian Martin, William Milam, Nick Thompson, Luke Tidholm and James Timberlake and their families.

Theme: The theme, Havana Nights, was used and Cuban-influenced foods were served. Samba dancers entertained and casino tables were set up. A cigar roller hand-rolled cigars as party favors. “Cigarette girls” passed out bags of popcorn and breakfast burritos during the party. A classic car was at the entrance of the hotel. Squid Live was the band for the evening.

Decking the house

Party: Christi Coyle entertained at her annual tree trimming party. Her friends were invited over to help trim the Christmas tree and for some yummy holiday foods, including lobster mac and cheese, salmon, platters of antipasto and a Christmas sangria.

Say cheese: A “selfie station” was set up.

Seen: Among those at the kickoff-for–the-holiday season party were Jenifer Cefalo, Tracey Frederick, Sheena Karami, Jamie Herrera, Ann Trudgeon, Kristen Brown, Cristi Reiger, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Christi Woodworth, Kirsten Hurley, Kristi Leonard, Ann Cameron, Jill Greene, Sarah Frank and Dr. Amy Kirby.

Thank you donors

Event: The Variety Care Diamond Donor Event was held at the Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. Board chairman Ann Dagg gave the Kirkpatrick Family Fund the 10th annual 2016 Bertha Levy Heath Advocate Award. The Fund was chosen for their commitment to reducing teen pregnancy rates in Oklahoma County and for continuing to back healthy family initiatives and educational programs.

More thanks: The event also honors those donors who have given $1,000 or more in the last year to Variety Care.

Congratulations Lela!

Local member: Lela Sullivan was named recipient of the prestigious national Pi Beta Phi Fraternity award. It is called the Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award and she won in the category of “Community Service.” Sullivan, a member of the Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, will receive the award at the 2017 National Convention next June. The Fraternity will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding.

Community volunteer: Sullivan is an Oklahoma City volunteer with more than 40 years in leadership roles. She co-chaired the YWCA's capital campaign for a new shelter for victims of domestic violence. She has served in other leadership rolls for American Mothers Inc. National Board of Directors, Oklahoma Aids Care Fund, Oklahoma City University Doel Reed Center for the Arts, Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation Trustee, Red Earth board of directors and Festival Chairman, Allied Arts, Payne Education Center and Junior League.

Pi Phis convene

Event: Oklahoma City and Edmond Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Clubs had a joint meeting in the home of Cathy Dempsey. Dempsey chose the Oklahoma City Humane Society as a focus for supporting a local nonprofit. The hostess for the group picks which organization to support that month.

In support: Caitlin Mazaheri, volunteer for the OCHS and daughter of the hostess, brought a puppy that was available for adoption or foster care and shared information about the Humane Society. Alumnae brought dog and cat food and treats to donate to the Humane Society.

Kiwanis Club member bowl in Midtown

Event: Members and guests of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City met for a bowling party with a buffet dinner at the Dust Bowl in MidTown.

Other activities: The club's tradition of bell ringing for the Salvation Army's kettle at Byron's extends from Dec. 13-24. The group also will have the annual Christmas party for 90 students from five Oklahoma City elementary schools.

Fireside party

Event: Hostess Keri Thompson entertained members of the Oklahoma City Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta at West Restaurant. Members from the Oklahoma City, Norman, Yukon, Edmond and Mustang groups attended. This meeting was a social event and they discussed the upcoming Christmas party when guests will bring gift cards for the Toy Closet at the Jimmy Everest Center. Lesley Noller will be hostess.

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