Parties, Etc. for Sunday, May 13, 2018
Event: The Winter Ball Committee held its Spring committee meeting at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The Committee discussed the successful January 2018 Winter Ball and got an early start on planning the next Winter Ball. Karen Browne will be the chairman of the 2020 Ball. The Allied Arts was the beneficiary of the 2018 ball and Joan Frates was chairman.
Planning ahead: There are 44 committee members. Browne is chairman and co-chairman is Connell Branan. New members are Kathy Brown, Mindy Brown, Molly Ross Fuhrman, Holly Healey, Katie Blaik James and Casey Williams. Committee chairman include Carol Joullian, treasurer; Julie Hall, co-treasurer; Sally Lenz, secretary; Susan McPherson, invitations; Bebe MacKellar, decorations and arrangements; Leigh Bentley, guest list; Sody Clements, invitation delivery; Sherrie Kite, menu; Aimee Harlow, entertainment; Marilyn Meade, reservations and seating; Seyan Hefner, archives; and Sally Starling, publicity.
A little history: The first ball was held in 1957 at the Skirvin Tower Hotel. There were 14 founders. Dancing came first during the evening and then a candlelight supper was served at 11 p.m. Past themes have been a Michigan Woods Winter Wonderland, April in Paris, the Imperial Gardens, Williamsburg, Magnolias in Bloom, Downton Abbey and Venice.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY
Party: Mary Sills celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Michael's Grill in Oklahoma City. Her son Michael Sills was host. She was born on April 6, 1918.
Seen: Her older friend by two months, Adeeba Samara, joined the celebration.
Food/flowers: The luncheon featured a buffet of beef tenderloin, Ruz Bi Dfeen, a traditional Lebanese dish of chicken and rice, caprese salad of house-made mozzarella, house-made pesto, tomatoes and olive oil. There was a large birthday cake saying “Happy Birthday Mother” and an assortment of cookies. Mary's head table featured a large bouquet of roses.
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The composition: A three-week art project at Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village for third graders resulted in everyone painting a portrait of Stan Hupfeld using flat canvases with palette knives and paintbrushes. The students wanted to do something for the school's namesake and chose to paint pictures of him which will hang at the school. They presented them to him at a mentor appreciation assembly at the school.
The canvas: Artist Suzie Hupfeld, Stan's wife, showed the students a picture and showed them her abstract way of painting. The students then became abstract expressionists.
Honoring Stan: Stan Hupfeld also was presented an award from The White House in honor of his work with the volunteer mentoring program.
Tea: Oklahoma City Orchestra League members were hosts for an afternoon tea at the 2018 Symphony Show House. The event honored past show house chairmen and past league presidents. Guests included the first president, Jose Freede.
Menu: Kam's Kookery provided tea sandwiches, bruschetta, cheeses and cookies.
Show House: The Show House opened to the public on May 5 and will be open until May 20.
PRESERVING A LEGACY
Afternoon party: Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni were hostesses for the annual Kappa-Pi Beta Phi Monmouth Duo afternoon party in the home of Lisa and Brad Richardson. Both sororities were founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, and they celebrate together every year. About 100 women attended the event.
On the menu: Kam's Kookery catered the event, which included cucumber sandwiches, cheese and fruit platters, salmon, sugar cookies and a mini-fruit parfait.
Occasion: The Quail Creek Home Tour featured six homes, a bonus Twilight home, Cocktails in the Creek in the home of Megan and Vince Brigham, and two additional homes for shopping local vendors. Quail Creek Golf & Country Club served as the hub of activity for the day. About 1,000 people toured the renovated featured homes.
The tally: The events raised $40,000 toward the Beautification Project's goal of updating and rebuilding all 24 entrances into the Quail Creek neighborhood. Co-chairmen were Julie Leclercq and Jennifer Watkins.