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Sunday Morning: Helen Ford Wallace, Feb. 24, 2019

BUSINESS FUN

Event: A group of 40 women who get together every Tuesday for some business networking met prior to Valentine’s Day in the home of Kanela Huff. GNO (Girls Night Out) is the name of the organization.

This time: Kanela’s home was decorated with roses and orchids and hearts. She handed out heart necklaces as party favors and served Champagne and “valentinis.” Heart-shaped cheese balls were covered with raspberry sauce and Valentine cookies and lots of chocolate fudge were served.

Some of the members: The informal group has no officers, but is organized by Kanela Huff, Rebecca Thompson and Linda Lundquist.

AFJROTC MILITARY BALL

The occasion: Choctaw High School’s AFJROTC Military Ball was held at the Boren Activity Center with 230 cadets, guests and visitors attending.

Formal introductions: The group of young people were introduced as they came to the ball. They walked through a saber arch and were greeted by a receiving line.

Patriotic factor: The beginning of the event included the Presentation of the Colors, singing of the National Anthem, a tribute to POW/MIAs and the invocation.

How sweet it is: Dinner followed and a special cake cutting. Dancing followed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATHERINE

Party: Katherine Shadid celebrated her 90th birthday at Mahogany Restaurant with children and grandchildren. There was dinner, toasts and a white chocolate mousse birthday cake with chocolate dipped strawberries.

Seen: Grandchildren were among those attending, including Dominique Gross, Noelle Williams, Trey Homsey, Shane Shadid, Gregory Shanbour, Blake Shadid, and Spencer Shanbour. Not able to be there were Chad Homsey and Jeff Shadid.

LOVE THE PAINTINGS/JEWELRY

Event: Joy Reed Belt noted that at the First Friday Gallery Walk at her gallery, JRB Art at the Elms, she assembled a collection of paintings and jewelry that her guests “loved,” since February is the month of Valentine’s Day and love.

The reception: Guests saw Behnaz Sohrabian’s exhibit “Bliss” featuring impressionistic paintings of landscapes, figures and still lifes. Elyse Bogart, in “Elemental Convergence,” showed necklaces, bracelets and rings in gold and silver with opals, quartz, topaz and agate.

Sweet ending: White and dark chocolate-covered strawberries created by Angella Elwell and an assortment of brownies and cheesecake pops by Ryan Parrot were served.

Guests: At the party were Carmen McBride, Sharon Strickland, John Yoeckel, Nancy Anthony, Bob Anthony, Kelley Barnes, Randall Shadid, Rae Baldridge, Joseph Mills, Liz Eickman, Marvin Quinn, Beth Hammack, Jim Hammack, Kent Johnson, Jim Keefer, Laurie Keefer, John Kennedy and John Wolfe.

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<strong>Kanela Huff. [PHOTOs PROVIDED]</strong>

Kanela Huff. [PHOTOs PROVIDED]

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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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