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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

HONORING JENNIFER

Brunch: Jennifer Willis was honored at a wedding shower given by Chris Purcell and her daughter-in-law Chilton Purcell in Norman. Jennifer and Lewis Beckett will be married in November.

Elegant entertaining: For the miscellaneous shower, the invitation featured a picture of flowers painted in watercolors. Matching flowers, white roses, pink hydrangeas and pink lilies, were on the tables in the Purcell home. Tea sandwiches, strawberries and dip, and hot artichoke dip were among the food items.

Sweet ending: Beautiful and tasty iced bride and groom cookies were served. They were placed around bride and groom dolls on the serving table.

Hostess gift: The hosts gave the bride-to-be a cake stand and platter in her china pattern.

STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY

The occasion: Judy Love and Alice Hager were hostesses for the United Way of Central Oklahoma Women's Leadership Society's “Cocktails and Conversations” party for members and guests. Hager and Love are co-chairmen of WLS, a group of United Way leadership givers who strengthen the community by investing in and promoting the United Way.

Taking the stage: WLS steering committee member Tricia Everest introduced United Way's newest partner agency, ReMerge. She is on the board of directors for ReMerge.

GATHERING OF THE PATRONS

Event: Golden Circle patrons at the Classics Concert Season opening of the 29th concert season of the OKC Philharmonic were at a party before the concert.

Big fans: These people enjoyed a social event in the South lobby. They meet prior to each concert.

PAINTING IN THE COURTYARD

Occasion: The annual “Painting in the Courtyard” event at the Howell Gallery featured artists painting and sculpting inside the gallery and outside in the courtyard. Guests mingled with artists as they watched them create their artwork.

People watching: At the event were Lynn and Mike Kelly, Meg Salyer, Rita and Al Dearmon, Connie Fuller, Becky and Jim Buchanan, Margaret and Bob Mills, Sue Ann and Dudley Hyde, Judy and John Mee, Sue Goodman, Jan Pitney, Cathy and Phil Busey, Susan and John Frank, Dannie Bea Hightower, Brooke Haneborg, Judy Jordan, Barbara Watson, Ruth Ann Tucker, Betsy Berry, Betty Crow, Linda and Bill Rodgers, Christy and Jim Everest, Linda and Buzz McDaniel, Kay and Clark Musser.

Participating artists: Among the artists were Bennett Berry, Nick Berry, Carole Broughton, James W. Bruce, Ben Harjo Jr., David Holland, Dennis Johnson, Linda Kukuk, Kenny McKenna, Judy McCombs, Suzanne Mears, Ginger Myers, Suzanne Randall, Joy Richardson, Linda Tuma Robertson, Stuart Sampson, Andre Tutak, Sandra Duran Wilson, and Dorothy Woolbright.

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Chilton Purcell, Liz Diehm, Jennifer Willis, Chris Purcell, Candy Reece. PHOTO PROVIDED

Chilton Purcell, Liz Diehm, Jennifer Willis, Chris Purcell, Candy Reece. 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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