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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, April 7, 2019

OPENING THE 74th SEASON

Spring coffee: Beaux Arts Ball members kicked off the 2019 Debutante season with an informational meeting and coffee in the Sable Room of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Parents of the 17 debutantes and 12 escorts were special guests. Notebooks about deadlines and people and events associated with the ball were given to participants. Margo Ward, Chairman, welcomed the group and she and E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, gave a brief history of the Ball. The OCMA receives Ball proceeds for the acquisition fund.

Outlining the year: Karen Hanstein, Kelsey Quillian, Elizabeth Haggard and Burke Beck and Ace Cuervo were on the program. There was a video about photography options.

In bloom: A flower arrangement of tulips, jonquils, anemones and roses was set on the check -in table and assorted pastries on a cake stand were table centerpieces. Blue and white toile plates were used.

Committee members: Margo Ward is chairman and co-chairman is Aimee Harlow. Other members are Lindsay Graham, Katharine Regens, Karen Hanstein, Liza Cryder, Kelsey Quillian, Erin Beeler, Rachel Bolen, Kingsley Burke, Elizabeth Haggard, Meg Payne, Leigh Bentley, Lawre Morrow, Burke Beck, Katherine Buxton, Whitney Rainbolt, Katie Altshuler, Brooke Overbey, Mollie McCurdy, Janell Fryer, Elyse Hatcher, Brie Dorr, Anne McKinney, Laura Kirkpatrick, Bebe MacKellar and Lauren Sullivan.

Beaux Arts Ball: The 2019 Beaux Arts Ball is set for Nov. 30 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADRIANNE AND RONNY

Event: Adrianne and Ronny Greenberg celebrated their 90th birthdays with a party at Gaillardia Golf & Country Club. Magician Hart Keene was the entertainment after dinner.

Seen: Among those at the party were Cindy Barnard, Bob Barnard, Jackie Bendorff, Jerry Bendorff, Janet Price, Mark Price, Sherry Bennett and Ike Bennett.

LUNCH AT THE CONDO

Luncheon: Liz McGuinness invited people to her new home in the Waterford Condominiums. She cooked lunch and set the table with tulips and roses.

Guests: She invited a few friends from her previous residence in Hunter’s Green Condominiums. They all got a tour of her new digs and checked out her artwork.

SKYPING CEREMONY

Anniversary celebration: A 10th anniversary celebration, a skyping ceremony, was held at the Oklahoma State Board of Education and at Jean-Baptiste Delambre High School in Amiens, France. Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Superintendent, and Chantal Manes, National Ministry of Education, Paris, France, were among those talking about the successful student exchanges and partnerships via Skype. The Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows were in Amiens during the skyping. This is the 10th year of the Franco-American Fellows Program.

The program: French students come to Oklahoma in October to research various topics and in March Oklahoma students are hosted by French families and they attend classes. The Americans are selected from public and private central Oklahoma schools. Past or present high schools sending and/or hosting students include Classen School of Advanced Studies, Heritage Hall, Westmoore, Casady, Ada, Stillwater, Mustang, Piedmont, Yukon, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, McGuinness, Edmond Memorial, Edmond North and Edmond Santa Fe.

MEETING FOR LUNCH

Event: Members of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League met for a luncheon and meeting and program at the Will Rogers Event Center. Rod Ackman, Principal Bassoonist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, played and presented a video.

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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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