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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, March 11, 2018

BON VOYAGE

Reception: Seven Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco American Fellows who will be going to France March 17 for a couple of weeks to study were honored by Barbara and Ralph Thompson at a reception in their home. Family members and Alliance Francaise d' Oklahoma City members were also at the party. The students will be at Lycee Marie Curie located in the town of Nogent-sur-Oise, in the school system of the Academie d'Amiens, France, They will be about an hour north of Paris and will stay with French families.

Decor: French and American flags were on the buffet table.

The program: Cyndy Shaw spoke about the trip plans and about the Alliance Francaise's involvement with the program. Visionary Oklahoma Woman also supports the program. The students spoke about the topics they will study while in France.

Students: Trip coordinators are Shaw and husband, Mark Shaw. The students attending are Priyanna Patel, Edmond Memorial; Cassie DeGroot, Stillwater High School; Brendon Becker, Westmoore High School; Anna Thompson, Heritage Hall; Vanessa Oloba, Edmond North; Maria DeLoera, Bishop McGuinness; and Abigail Melssen, Edmond North.

MARCH ART

Opening party: At JRB Art at the Elms this month, an opening reception featured two solo shows: Haley Prestifilippo and Douglas Shaw Elder and a group show of professionals in “After Hours I.” The professional participants were Arden Barrett, Bryan Boone, George Benard, Ike Bennett, Torrey Butzer, Sara Cowan, Arjan Jager, Louisa McCune, Mukesh Patel and Nick Wu. These artists work in law, fashion, health care, investments, state government, architecture, construction, philanthropy and urban planning and create art after work hours.

Food/flowers: Picasso Café's chef Ryan Parrott prepared étouffée, various chips and dips and fruit trays. Fresh primrose floral arrangements by John Wolfe were in the main gallery.

Special guests: At the event were Carla and Dick Ellis, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Sherry and Ike Bennett, Lee Allan Smith, Terri Cooper, Scott Rabb, Beth and Jim Hammack, Kelley Barnes, Arden Barrett, Blake Wade, Jennifer Miller, Susie and Dennis Clower, Billy Citty, Carolyn Barnes, Sherman Cole, Trent Lawson, Georgie Rasco, Joe Kernke, John Wolfe, Janie Duepree, Billie Boston, Elyse Bogart, Nick Wu, and Renata and Chuck Wiggins.

FOUNDER'S DAY

Luncheon: The annual PEO Founder's Day luncheon was held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. Geraniums decorated the tables.

Honorees: Introduced at the event were eight 50-year members and one 60-year member. There was a program about the seven founders of PEO and about how the group got started. State officers were also introduced.

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Brendon Becker, Abigail Melssen, Anna Thompson, Priyanna Patel. PHOTO PROVIDED

Brendon Becker, Abigail Melssen, Anna Thompson, Priyanna Patel. PHOTO PROVIDED

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Helen Ford Wallace

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