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Valentine's Day celebrations

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

John and Harriett Corporon, Brooklyn, N.Y., were in Lawrence recently where Jack attended a meeting of the board of the William Allen White School of Journalism. At this meeting, the board announced the granting of scholarships to 10 college journalism students. Jack has served on this board for many years.

On Sunday evening, the couple were guests at the home of long-time friend and former Arcadia High School classmate C. "Bill" Dobbins, Frontenac. Other attendees were Chuck Corporon and Rose Campbell, both of Pittsburg. Mrs. Campbell is a former teacher in Arcadia and Chuck, Jack and and Bill are her former students.

On Valentine's Day, the Brooklyn, N.Y., Corporons were the guests of honor at a family gathering in Olathe. Hosting the event were Kirby, Katie and John Gould, daughter and son-in-law of Portteus Corporon Hughes, McPherson, who was also present.

In addition to these six, other attendees were Elaine Bengsten, Overland Park; Charles (Chuck) Corporon, Pittsburg; Taylor Stephens Corporon-Parker and Stan Parker, Dallas, Texas; Margaret Wickstrom, Oklahoma City; Gael and Dave Martin, Spring Hill; and Melinda Corporon, Overland Park.

The following day, the Brooklyn Corporons were honored by relatives at a lunch at Nick and Jake's, a local restaurant. Other attendees were John and Kirby Gould, Olathe; Portteus Corporon Hughes, McPherson; Charles (Chuck) Corporon, Pittsburg; Dr. William and Melinda Corporon, Overland Park; Tony and Dana Corporon, Lenexa; Mindy Losen and son Reat, Stillwell; Margaret Wickstrom, Oklahoma City; and Stan and Taylor Stephens Corporon-Parker, Dallas.

That evening, the couple were feted at a dinner hosted by Gael and Dave Martin, Spring Hill. Other attendees were Dr. Bill and Melinda Corporon, Overland Park; Margaret Wickstrom, Oklahoma City, Chuck Corporon, Pittsburg; and Stan and Taylor Parker, Dallas.

John and Harriett returned to New York on Wednesday.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News