Pictured, from left: Melanie Bray, Caitlyn Brooks, Mary Clay Brooks (back) and Kay Wheeler.
Brent Strauss of San Francisco, Calif., son of Oxfordians Jill Curl Strauss and Steve Strauss, is singing our national anthem at his alma mater before the Ole Miss-Arkansas game this weekend. Brent just received his master’s in opera from the University of Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Ole Miss. What a high honor for Brent, as well as his family which includes Laney and Greg Gresham and children, Maddie and Boothe. Brent moved this summer to San Francisco to pursue his operatic career.
The beautiful home of Vicki Swords was the backdrop for a Sip and See Sunday afternoon honoring her newest granddaughter, Mary Franklin Settle. Amy Mask and Vicki hosted the event which featured beautiful floral arrangements from Regel and Company and a delicious array of finger foods by Southern Eatery.
Mary Franklin and her mother, Leslie Swords Settle, greeted guests at the door. She was angelic in a beautiful pink bubble. Her older sister, Audrey, was as pretty as a picture in an adorable smocked dress and darling white Mary Jane shoes.
Emma and David Woods welcomed their second daughter, Mae Elizabeth, into the world last Wednesday. Sweet Corrine, her older sister, was all smiles seeing her baby sister for the first time. Congratulations to y’all!
Kay Wheeler and I joined Caitlyn Brooks and Melanie Bray Saturday in Cleveland. The ladies of Phi Mu hosted a mother’s luncheon. We made sugar bath scrub and enjoyed a beautiful lunch. Afterwards, we meandered around the cute boutiques and antique stores on the strip.
The Marshall Academy Patriots will be hosting the first playoff game this Friday night. They will be pitted against Sylva Bay. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., and the cost for everyone at the gate is $8. Come out and support the Patriots in their quest for the state title!
Mitchell Lafever suffered an injury to his knee late in the fourth quarter Friday night in their game against Oak Hill. Drayton Potts suffered a lower back fracture in the game against Oak Hill, so he is also sidelined. Both young men add so much excitement and positivity to the team. You’ll hear them Friday night rooting for their teammates. Get well wishes go out to them, as well as speedy recoveries!