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Parties, Etc.: February 5th, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Happy birthday, Lou

Party: Laura Kerr and Beth and Steve Kerr were hosts for Lou Kerr's birthday party in the ballroom of Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. It was a celebration of her special day and a celebration of her community involvement. Guests gave a Champagne toast in her honor.

Tables: The tables were decorated with white, purple and pink phalaenopsis orchids.

Dessert: A three-layer birthday cake was served, along with pastel pink, green, and blue cookies; and mini-cupcakes. Cookies had words that represented the honoree, including “kind,” “beauty,” “mother,” “grandmother,” “friend,” “gracious,” “loving,” and “loyal.”

Music: A string quartet from Oklahoma City University played.

Seen: Friends and family at the event included Judi and Ed Anderson; Ann Felton Gilliland, Ann and Burns Hargis; Tripp Hall, Justice Yvonne Kauger, Terry Neese, Lynne Hardin, Freda Deskin, Marnie and Clayton Taylor; Mary Jane Calvey, Valerie Couch, and Pat and Joe Foster. Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci were unable to attend, but sent a video conveying their birthday wishes to Lou.

Happy birthday, Ashley

Birthday party: Jill Tate was hostess in her Quail Creek home for a 40th birthday party honoring Ashley Lee.

Back in the 70s: The home was decorated with a 1970s theme and guests wore attire of the era. Hanging from the ceiling over the dance floor were 45 records from the 1970s, as well as spinning disco balls. A slideshow the honoree's life was shown.

Oklahoma moms

Reception: American Mothers of Oklahoma members and guests met recently in the home of Carrie Leonard to meet the 2017 nominees for Mother of the Year. The four nominees are Anita Webb, Margo Price, Kristi Murrell and Connie Smotherman. They spoke at the event and shared stories of their lives as moms and also their personal backgrounds. Many of their children joined them at the party.

Presentation: Members will present the OMOY April 6 in the Blue Room at the State Capitol. The event is open to the public. Co-presidents of American Mothers of Oklahoma are Pam Kanaly and Shouna Olson.

Prime location

Cocktails: A cocktail party and Oklahoma City get-together was hosted by Connie and Gary Fuller in their condo in Naples, Florida. Guests enjoyed the view of the water and sunset from the Fuller's veranda.

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Jackson Ogle, Taylor Ogle, Lou Kerr, Beckham Kerr and Ayden Kerr. PHOTO PROVIDED

Jackson Ogle, Taylor Ogle, Lou Kerr, Beckham Kerr and Ayden Kerr. PHOTO PROVIDED

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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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