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Society / The Seen

Glenn Beck Makes a Powerful Statement in Dallas

TV Personality Lures a Music Star and Chuck Norris to Ball

BY India Pougher // 02.14.17
photography Dana Driensky

What: M1 Ball

Where: InterContinental Dallas

PC Moment: Supporters of Mercury One, Inc., the nonprofit humanitarian organization, gathered at the InterContinental Dallas for dinner, an auction (featuring a 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250C), and live music by country singer Sara Evans.

Guests spoke about Mercury One’s record of hospitality and Glenn Beck delivered powerful remarks.

“I founded Mercury One to revolutionize the world in the same way that America’s space program altered our national destiny: by setting a goal and committing to reaching it, by knowing that the only limitations to achievement are those we place on ourselves, and by believing in the goodness and power of the individual,” Beck says. “You are the ‘one’ in Mercury One. Together, we can restore the human spirit to those suffering in crisis.”

The event was sponsored by Bubba’s Cooks Country, Babe’s Chicken Dinner HouseSweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, The Park Cities News and the Waters family.

Who: Mercury One founder Glenn Beck and wife Tania; honorary chairs the Vinyard family, Charla and Paul Vinyard, Analee and Joel Vinyard, Tiffany Vinyard Wheeless and Derek Wheeless; honorary chairs emeritus Gena and Chuck Norris; emcee Dana Loesch; host committee Dr. Kathleen Bassford, Gina and Ken Betts, Giovanna Cugnasca, Marianne and Richard Fogelson, Suzanne and Michael Grisham, Cathleen and Michael Holmes, Cindy and Clay Jacobsen, Gwen and Adam Rich, Lauren and Matt Redhawk, Tanya Roberts, Dawn and Travis Simpson, Beth Knott, and Brad Staggs; artist Dan Dunn; country star Sara Evans; Reverend Ron Davidson; president and CEO of the Dallas Film Society Lee Papert; president and founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer; Dallas Police Department first vice president Frederick Frazier; and president and co-founder of SEED Kurdistan Sherri Kraham Talabany.

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