Society / The Seen

Big Money Cowboys and Cowgirls Take Over Houston — and Pig Races and a Grammy Winner Soon Follow

It’s a $2.2 Million Victory Bonanza

BY // 05.19.17
photography MikeCharltonPhotography.com

What: The 30th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

Where: The George Ranch Historical Park

PC Moment: Still going strong after three decades, the way-out-west bash drew a cowboy-clad crowd of close to 2,000, who contributed to the evening that raised $2.2 million for the American Cancer Society. Heading up the effort for VICTORY, a special fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society, were ball chairs Cindi Colvin, Denise Leisten, and Tammy Norman. To date, VICTORY has raised a whopping $46,400,000 to fund cancer research. So it was with no small amount of pride that VICTORY’s Betty DuBose and American Cancer Society’s Gary Reedy welcomed guests.

As is tradition, the evening diversions included the popular pig races, Vegas style gaming tables, midway games, a wine pull and a jewelry pull featuring Kendra Scott designs. Strumming their guitars for the generous crowd were Adam Hood, who performed at the VIP party, and Holly Williams and Grammy Award winner Dwight Yoakam who kept the dance floor boot scootin’ packed.

Fueling all those cattle barons and baronesses was Tony’s catering which provided sweet pepper stuffed avocados, crispy oyster tostadas and Tony’s prime beef chili station while Hugos dished up chile relleno de pollo, tamales de puerco and enchiladas de falda de res. Appealing to the universal sweet tooth was Mostly Chocolate & Catering which lavished guests with paté a choux, coconut panna cotta, and chocolate mousse.

Who: Laura Mudd, Ashley Petersen, Bruce Padilla, Gayle and Lloyd Bentsen, Jan Rhodes, Patti and Don Murphy, JoAnn Petersen, Price DuBose and Jake Kesterson, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Robert Colvin, Robert Seisten, Kim Norman, Evette and Kennedy Oates, Gigi and Matt Harbison, Aly Badawi, Kristin Gergen, Natalie Nieto, and Rob Ogletree.

Holiday Gifting

  • Wayne Smith
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Wayne Smith
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Asher Gallery
  • Cotton Club
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Cotton Club
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings

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