Parties, Etc.: Nov. 26, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace
HONORING LAWRE AND CULLEN
Welcome party: Lawre and Cullen Morrow were honorees at a welcome party for out-of-town people who came in for their Nov. 4th wedding. It was a Mexican supper in the home of Christy and Jim Everest and hosts were the Everests, Gayle and Chip Everest and Janell Everest. Also at the party were members of the wedding party and family members.
Another party: The bridesmaid's luncheon honoring Lawre was held at Pritchard Restaurant. Hostesses were Katie Spalding, Paige Spearin, Emily Fiorilli and their mothers, Anne Wallace, Shelley Smith and Jane Reynolds. Spearin is a designer for Lilly Pulitzer and hand-painted the menu cards.
HONORING THE SPEAKER
Dinner: Allen West, political commentator, retired Army Lt. Col. and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was honored at a dinner by members of the Oklahoma City Town Hall Board at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club the night before his Town Hall lecture. Hosts were Jeanne Ann Van Horn, George McDowell, Bill Price and Paul Wehrenberg. President of the group is Alan Webb.
Stay the course: Introduced by Webb as a “true patriot,” West said a few words at the dinner to a crowd of about 40 board members. The next day, 900 people attended his Town Hall program. “My biggest concern is that we don't know who we are," West noted. “We need to protect individual rights of freedom."
Seen: At the board dinner were Patti and Bill Birchall, Sharlene Branham, Carolyn Bean, Carleen and Jerry Burger, Jeanne and Sam Cole, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Joe Kernke, Ursula Lewis, Judy McDowell, Marie and Dr. Earl Miller, Mary Price, Jan and Dr. Richard Smith, Peter Vitalli, Alan and Anita Webb, Mollie Wehrenberg and Darlene Wynne.
The loyalty factor: The Town Hall lecture series was initiated by the Oklahoma City Junior League in 1933. The next speaker is Peter Zihan, an author, geopolitical strategist, global energy, demographic and security expert. He will be here in April.
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HONORED AT DINNER
Dinner: Members of the Paseo Arts Association had the 11th annual Paseo Arts Awards Dinner and Auction at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Lance McDaniel was emcee. The Savoy Trio played jazz music and dancers from StarDanceSwan entertained.
Taking the stage: Receiving awards were Cary Pirrong, the Volunteer Service Award; Kim Cooper Hart, the Creative Placemaking Award; Kathryn McGill, the Michi Susan Award; and Lyn Adams, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The setting: A Date with Iris Flower Shop design team created table arrangements with succulents, billy balls flowers, coffee berries and heather. The room featured pink lighting and votive candles that lit the cream-colored tables with lime green and teal table toppers.
Reception: LeAnn Wheeler Lienhard was honored at a surprise event in the home of Karen Hanstein. Lienhard was named Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Alumnae of the Year. Many of the women at the party were members of her pledge class at the University of Oklahoma. She will be honored at the Theta Christmas party and at the Panhellenic Luncheon in April.
Spot on: The honoree is current president of the Oklahoma City Theta Alumnae group and serves on the Theta Alpha Omicron Corporation Board in Norman. She has been president-elect, membership chairman, corresponding secretary, treasurer, arrangements chairman and Christmas party chairman. She has been Flaming Festival treasurer and volunteer coordinator.
A word from the winner: “Theta has played an important part in my life, not only during my college years, but also as an alumnae," Lienhard said. “I have enjoyed working alongside Thetas of all ages, whether it be for service or fun. I am proud of our group and the difference we have made through partnerships with many community nonprofits.”
NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED
Occasion: Three new members were inducted into the Oklahoma City Chapter of The Links, Inc. They are Chandler Campbell, Rhoda Coburn and Maggie A. Green.
Service project: The new members also worked on a community service project for The Links called “Services to Youth.” They worked with students of Little Light Christian School on a program of positive interactions, outcomes and social awareness with law enforcement officers.
VOLUNTEERS WITH SPIRIT
Event: The Hospital Volunteers of Oklahoma recognized 14 state volunteers as “2017 Volunteers With Spirit.” The awards were presented during the Hospital Volunteer Day meeting at the Oklahoma Hospital Association Annual Convention.
Best of the best: Volunteer auxiliaries at Oklahoma hospitals chose a person for the award. Winners were chosen for spirit of service and for passion for their work.
Winners: Receiving awards were Mandy Brownback, AllianceHealth Midwest, Midwest City; Bob Carlson, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital; Bobbi Childers, Mercy Hospital Ardmore; James “Frank” Cline, Cherokee Nation; W.W. Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah; Sueann Freeman, Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah; Susan Gassaway, Duncan Regional Hospital; Anne Looney, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City; Sue McMahan, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City; Lois Morgan, Mercy Hospital Ada; Carol Polk, Norman Regional Health System; Dee Reid, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon; Dorothy Tebow, INTEGRIS Health Edmond; Lillie White, St. John Owasso; and Sharon Williams, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.