Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Flaming Festival

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Flaming Festival

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Early on, when the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Association inaugurated its Flaming Festival, the benefit featured nothing but tables decorated with candles and each table with a theme such as Christmas, child's birthday or football watching. These tables were decorated by Theta members.

When the 41st annual Flaming Festival takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club, decorated tables still will be featured. But added will be holiday gift items, homemade and commercial foods, party paper goods and the like. Many of the tables will be decorated by Thetas but others will be done by commercial enterprises. Each table continues to feature candles, in keeping with the Flaming Festival theme. Everything will be for sale except personal items belonging to the Thetas.

Ruth Meyers will present a fashion show during the luncheons, which will have seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations for these are $15 each and must be made in advance by calling Ann Fleming at 359-6116. She is luncheon co-chair with Gennie Johnson. Festival tickets are $3 in advance or $6 at the door. The Theta Philanthropy Committee once again has decided to grant Festival proceeds to the University of Oklahoma Institute for Breast Health for two Breast Oncology Summer Fellowships, a commitment that will extend for five years. Breast cancer is the leading cause of all deaths in women between the ages of 35 and 50 and one in nine women eventually will be afflicted with the disease, according to information from Harriet Weirich, co-chairman of the Festival. Her co-chair is Susan Sigmon. In the Underwriter category, with a donation of $200 or more, the donor receives two tickets to the seated luncheon and 10 Festival tickets. Sponsor category at $100 or more receives 10 tickets to the Festival and some perks. Patron category of $50-$99 includes recognition in the Festival program and a special name tag. Bouquet of Art Wednesday's column included information about another sorority benefit -- the Bouquet of Art exhibit and sale sponsored by Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Association. Unfortunately, the date of the show was in error. The benefit will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Thirty-one artists will have their works on view and for sale with proceeds benefiting the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Miniature masterpieces Miniature masterpieces of painting, sculpture and pottery will be on display at the 50 Penn Place Gallery Saturday with a free reception from 6 until 8 p.m. The gallery is on the third retail level. Bill Thurman bows out Making his farewell appearance before Executive Women International, William G. Thurman (that's Bill in the bow tie, of course) talked on "Medicine in the Media -- Fact vs. …

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