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Bob and Ann Gilliland, Joy Reed Belt, Beth and Jim Hammack. PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN
Bob and Ann Gilliland, Joy Reed Belt, Beth and Jim Hammack. PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR

Jan. 1: JRB Art at the Elms celebrated the new year with its 15th annual brunch at the gallery.

For good luck: Joy Reed Belt, gallery owner, served her “lucky” black-eyed peas, cranberry chicken salad croissants, winter fruit salad, rustic cheeses, quiches, sausages in pastry and holiday desserts and beverages.

The exhibit: “Contemporary Influences,” an exhibit of paintings and sculpture by nine regional artists, was curated by George Oswalt.

Partygoers: At the brunch were Sally Bentley, Lou Kerr, Terri Cooper, Ann Gilliland, Bob Gilliland, Nancy Leonard, Tim Leonard, Jan Barrick-Plant, Kaye Adams, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Bennett Brinkman, Betty Crow, Doug Hoke, Laura Warriner, Kathy Wilson, George Wilson, Beth Hammack, Sandy Meyers, Beverly Chansolme, Alexa Goetzinger, Marie Miller, Earl Miller, Marsha Swift, Susan Tomlinson and Bruce Tomlinson.

HONORING KATHERINE AND CLARK

Occasion: An engagement party honored Katherine Rainbolt and Clark Ennis during the holidays. Hosts were Whitney Rainbolt and Adam Rainbolt in their home. Co-hosts were Simone Anderson, Carl Anderson, Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes, Scott Forbes and Sarah Rainbolt. The engaged couple will be married in June in Colorado.

Holiday cheer: The invitation stated “May their days be Marry & Bright.” Mr. and Mrs. Claus made an appearance the guests sang Christmas carols.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILL

Event: Gayle Semnter and Barney Semnter were hosts for a holiday party in their home and they also celebrated Bill Vassar's 70th birthday. Guests enjoyed appetizers and a birthday carrot cake.

Guests: At the party were Jeary Seikel, Mike Seikel, Jane Elliott, Sandy Elliott, Sody Clements, Robert Clements, Mary Price, Bill Price, Marty Margo, Robert Margo, Jane Crain, John Crain, Betty Lou Stewart, Toni Cook, David Cook, Linda Klos and Tom Klos.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY AND JERRE

Party: Identical twins Judy (Gahring) Cash-Balzer and Jerre (Gahring) Blythe celebrated their 75th birthday in the home of Kirsten Cash and Ross Cash. A buffet lunch was served, along with a strawberry white wine punch.

Guests: Several of the 75 guests were from the honorees' Shawnee High School graduating class. Guests included Libby Alike, Sue Rath, Bill Morando, Weldon Gahring, Kim Cash, Holly Smith and Spencer Smith.

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Sandy Meyers, Jane Terrill, Pam Hayes, Kaye Adams, Betty Crow, PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, 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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