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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace

BACHELORS CLUB CHRISTMAS BALL

Event: 25 debutantes, all college students, were presented at the 72nd annual Bachelors Club Christmas on Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Bachelors Club members were escorts for the young women and they invited them to be debutantes for their event on Thanksgiving Day.

The decorations: Flowers were by The Fleuriste and included purple and red hydrangeas, roses and carnations in tall vases on all the tables. The debs and escorts walked through an arc created out of orchids and hanging lights and crystals. Hanging lights set the stage where the group gathered.

Music/breakfast: Souled Out played music for the dance after the debutante presentation. Later that evening, a breakfast of waffles, bacon, biscuits, sausage and fruit was served to the debs, escorts, their parents and guests.

Honoree: The Bachelors' Club honored (ret.) U.S. District Judge Ralph G. Thompson with the Walter Powell Award, which is given to an alumnus or other individual who exemplifies the ideals of the group and who has supported the group through the years.

Benefit: The group raised $35,000 for Hearts for Hearing. Club President Sam McDonald selected this year's beneficiary. Other officers are Cole Patrick Terlip, vice-president; Stuart Henry Krous, treasurer; and John Alexander Merrill, secretary.

Debs and escorts: Presented this year were Claire Bizzell Abbott, escorted by Chase Michael Skelton; Tillie Rist Allen, escorted by Stuart Henry Krous; Vivian Brooks Armitage, escorted by Warren Robert Hoover; Olivia Ashton Beall, escorted by Kyle Christian Cummings; Heidi Glee Brown, escorted by Coleman McHugh Moody; Abigail Elise Cain, escorted by Matthew Storm Rund; Claire Judith Cameron, escorted by Cole Patrick Terlip; Maren Amelia Cottrell, escorted by Jack Livingston; Katherine Jane Cox, escorted by Jacob Patrick Rainbolt; and Hannah Elaine Cunningham, escorted by Kerian Raj.

Also, Salli Nicole Denner, escorted by Jennings Grayson Hammock; Dylan Sierra Dobson, escorted by Jennings Patterson Jarman; Lauren Taylor Dobson, escorted by William Thomas Milam III; Isabella Slayden Dunning, escorted by Cort Preston Hagan; Sydney Rachel Dye, escorted by Marcelo Lucas Puiggari; Grace Holly Griffin, escorted by Vijay Raj; and Lauren Kathryn Hardberger, escorted by Marshall Lucas.

And, Aubrey Jean Hermen, escorted by Stephen Bartlett Amalong; MacKenzie Ann Kenney, escorted by John Ditmars; Amanda Elise Lewis, escorted by Richard Bascum Pippin; Morgan Danielle Meacham, escorted by James Finley Bennett; Ann Marie Nordin, escorted by John Alexander Merrill; Hanna Beth Northcutt, escorted by Saxon Douglas Allton; Isabella Marguerite Ostrowe, escorted by Joseph Gregory Wheeler; and Megan Hope Trachtenberg, escorted by Emory John Hood.

The club: The Bachelors Club began the debutante presentation in 1945 to raise funds for Oklahoma City charities. They were founded in 1938 by young men who wanted to promote social and philanthropic undertakings and leadership in the Oklahoma City area.

OKC HOTEL CHRISTMAS

Who/what/where/when: The OKC Hotel Association met in December in the Venetian Room of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The party honored industry superstars for exemplary service provided to hotel guests. Damien Stoltz was named General Manager of the Year.

Menu: The special menu consisted of Boston Bibb salad with Maytag cheese, braised pork loin and Cajun shrimp, caramelized root vegetables and au gratin potatoes, artisan breads, with dessert of brandied Anglaise.

Decorations and entertainment: The room was filled with tables decorated with lighted Christmas candles under hurricane globes with Christmas evergreen garlands. Alaina Farney and her four-piece string quartet provided background music. PartyBox had a photo booth for guests.

HONORING CAROLINE AND GABE

Occasion: Caroline Cameron and Gabe Ikard were honored at a party to celebrate their upcoming marriage. Judy and Tom Love were hosts and co-hosts were Lisa and Greg Love, Jenny Love Meyer and John Meyer.

The buffet table: Gold and white decorations were on the table and food items included salmon, shrimp, sweet and sour meatballs, various vegetables and dips, caramel fudge and petit fours.

Guests: Included at the party were Preston Patterson, Sarah Beth Hall, Claire Armstrong, Maddie Willis, Sarah Ming, Andrew Milady, Bailey Gatewood, Sean Cummings, Alex Hodges, Graham Bennett, Diane Sanger, Ciane Hogan, Kim Hodges, Barbara Brou, Barbara and Bill Durrett, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Susan and Jay Johnston, and Mike Turpen.

ANNUAL PARTY

Event: Jeri and Trey Richardson were hosts for their annual Christmas party in Heritage Hills. One hundred people attended, including state legislators, business associates, friends and neighbors.

Food/decor: The 1921 home was decorated in green, red and white. The food was prepared by Rococos, and the hosts. On the menu was beef tenderloin, sandwiches, shrimp, mini-crabcakes, sausage stuffed mushrooms, egg rolls, and chips and dips, and an array of desserts covering another table in the living room.

Guests: Among the guests were Karma and Brett Robinson, Lori and Chip Carter, Ann and Bob Gilliland, Katie and Brooks Altshuler, Amber and Bruce Rhinehart, Mary and Bill Price, Maressa and Sen. Greg Treat, Katie and Rep. Ryan Martinez, and Sandy and Doug Beall.

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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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