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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

SOONER STILETTOS

Luncheon: This was one of those "slam dunk" luncheons. The food was lovely (a Cobb salad with fresh vegetables and chicken by Kamala Gamble and Kam's Kookery); OU red lilies and white hydrangeas bouquets on the table, and a major cheerleader at the microphone. University of Oklahoma basketball coach Sherri Coale talked about her OU basketball team with such enthusiasm that everyone in the room felt like they should be at every OU game.

Stilettos: The Sooner Stilettos, 160 strong, offer mentoring opportunities for the basketball women and, Coale said, "have a huge impact on their futures. ... The club members attend games and are role models for our organization. ... Mentors share themselves.” Named Stilettos because organizers wanted businesswomen to be involved in the OU Women's Basketball program, attendees usually wear stiletto shoes. Coale, who also wears fancy footwear during games and everywhere she goes, did not disappoint at the luncheon. Her black sandals sported a 4-inch heel. With the dessert choices of lemon parfait (red and white with whipped cream and strawberries) and chocolate mousse was a high-heel-shaped cookie with red icing.

Upcoming events: Stiletto President Misti Connelly noted that the events during the year begin with the Sept. 25 “Hey Day” event. In October, members will attend practice and a dinner. There also are socials, a community service project, “Pack the Place Pink” cancer fund event and other celebrations. There are several categories for membership in the Sooner Stilettos.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY

Party: Sally Bentley celebrated her 71st birthday with close friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Leigh Hefner Bentley and Nick Bentley. Light hors' d'oeuvres were the fare for the ladies-only gathering. The exception was her son Nick, who served as the bartender for the evening.

Seen: Among those at the party were Kathy Rodgers, Fanny Bolen, Martha Bradshaw, Ellie Roberts, Betty Lou Stewart, Seyan Hefner, Barbara Philbin, Dede Minikies, Beverly Chansolme, Barbara Beeler, Pam Troup, Shari Buxton, Alison Taylor, Grenda Moss, Lorinda Crouch, Jennifer Bentley, Nancy Olney, Terri Cooper, Gina Ellis, and granddaughter Adelaide Smith.

12x12 OVAC PREVIEW PARTY

Event: Sponsors and artists involved with the Sept. 29 Art Show fundraiser were honorees at a party in the Bank of America Gallery in the Leadership Square Atrium. Tables were decorated with boxes of exotic flower arrangements. Guests previewed (and had the opportunity to purchase) 40 pieces of the 12x12 artwork which will be featured in the main exhibition.

The main event: The 12x12 is the only fundraiser for the OVAC. There are 175 artists with paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and ceramics available. Local acts will provide live music throughout the evening. Co-chairmen are Nathan Gunter and Dana Templeton. It is 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at 50 Penn Place.

SOME SERIOUS LEMONADE

Occasion: Andrew Mann, Jett Hix and Easton Morris, 3rd graders at Wilson Arts Integration School, recently raised $150 for their school's Physical Education program. They set up a lemonade stand in the Plaza District.

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 Bridgit Finley, Sherrie Coale, Brook Arbeitman, Amy Lee. PHOTO BY HELEN FORD WALLACE, THE OKLAHOMAN

Bridgit Finley, Sherrie Coale, Brook Arbeitman, Amy Lee. PHOTO BY HELEN FORD WALLACE, THE OKLAHOMAN

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