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Parties, Etc. for Sunday Aug. 19, 2018

ENGAGEMENT EVENT

Engagement party: Claire Robison and Michael Purcell celebrated their engagement recently at a party. They will be married in October. Hosts for the event were the groom's parent's longtime friends, Barbara and Chris Huston; and Susan and Floyd Bergen, in the Bergen home.

Menu/tables: Scrumptious locally-grown food was provided by Kam's Kookery. Flowers were grown in Oklahoma City for this special event, in keeping with the bride's desire to support local agriculture, and they were arranged in bouquets for the tables. The gold and black decorations also included floating lighted balloons.

Music: The Frank Berry Band entertained friends and family members.

Guests: Among the partygoers were Evelyn Purcell Gentry, the groom's grandmother; Jeary and Mike Seikel; Candy and Bob Reece; and Lela and Timothy Robison.

HONORING ANNA AND CARSON

Wedding shower: Anna Denner and Carson Smith were honorees at a Mexican-themed couple's shower. The engaged coulple will be married in September in Aspen. Hosts for the party were Kim and Chris Harrell; Terri and Troy Benear; Cheryl and Tom Fraley; Elain and Greg Frogge; Cathy and Dick Kerr; Sarah and Kent Lee; Tiffany Murray, Mike Ellis; Dana and Matt Price; and Tracey and Rob Saunders in the Harrell home. All the hosts are longtime friends of the bride's mother, Libby Denner.

On the menu: Shrimp gazpacho shooters and stuffed sweet peppers were served as appetizers. Dinner was catered by Urban Taco in their food truck. Liquid refreshments included margaritas, beer and wine.

Parents: Denner's and Smith's parents are Libby and David Denner, and Lori and Perry Smith.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Celebration: Sandy and Bob Martin, along with Patti and Kevin Martin; Carol and Brian Martin; Andrea Martin and Ashley Griffeth and families, invited friends and other family members to a party celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was a dinner and movie about their life at the CHK/Central Boathouse. The honorees greeted the 70 guests as they arrived.

Food/flowers: Beautiful white orchids decorated all the tables, which were covered with gold cloths and featured gold and white brocade napkins. Dinner featured house salad, beef tenderloin, chicken breast with vegetables and white wine cream sauce; and chocolate ganache cake and salted caramel cheesecake for dessert.

More celebrating: Guests took home a bottle of champagne with the Martins' names on the label as a party favor.

GALLERY CELEBRATION

Opening reception: JRB Art at the Elms celebrated First Friday with featured artists Heather Gorham and Christie Hackler.

The food: Chef Ryan Parrot from Picasso's Café delivered an array of treats, including their signature white queso, spinach, artichoke and triple cream cheese dip; hummus, olive tapenade, herbed flat bread, cheese and fruit plate.

The guests: Among the people at the event were the artists, Franci Hart, Phillip Mathews, David Phelps, Joan and Amy McGuire; Sandy Meyers, Sally Bentley, Helen and Patrick Dailey; Laurie and Jim Keffer; Doug Elder, Tom Gray, Sharon Strickland, Elyse Bogard, Dorothy Hammett, Sherry Furset, Karen Becker, Virginia McCampbell, Kelly Barnes, Brenda Vinvent, Kent Johnson, and Susan and Tony Dyke.

Related Photos
Michael Purcell, Claire Robison, Katie Purcell, Cody Clopton, Chilton and Brad Purcell. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Michael Purcell, Claire Robison, Katie Purcell, Cody Clopton, Chilton and Brad Purcell. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

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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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