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Houston PetSet Party Spurs Crazy Fierce Bidding For Dream Formula One in Vegas, Yellowstone and Rob Gronkowski Hangout Experiences

Helping Animals In the Bayou City In One Unforgettable Glamorous Night

BY // 09.11.23
photography Priscilla Dickson

What: Houston PetSet “Fierce & Fabulous Soirée”

Where: The Post Oak Hotel

PC Moment: While the cocktail attire evening had plenty of energy, the vivacity ratcheted up with the start of the Houston PetSet live auction which featured absolutely must-have items. Some would say the crazy bidding was downright raucous.

Consider the trip to Super Bowl LVIII with Rob Gronkowski, a VIP experience at the much anticipated first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas and the chance to play with tennis superstar John McEnroe at Wimbledon or the French Open.

'Yellowstone' chef Gabriel 'Gator' Guilbeau and his pooch join guests at Houston PetSet's 'Fierece & Fabulous Soirée' (Photo by Priscilla Dickson)
‘Yellowstone’ chef Gabriel ‘Gator’ Guilbeau and his pooch at Houston PetSet’s ‘Fierce & Fabulous Soirée’ (Photo by Priscilla Dickson)

If those didn’t send bidders into a frenzy, there was the Yellowstone component. How about an in-home dinner for 24 with popular Dutton Ranch Chef Gabriel ‘Gator’ Guilbeau in the kitchen or a Bourbon & Bonfire weekend experience in Montana? A breathtaking diamond bracelet from iTouch diamonds dazzled as the evening’s final auction item.

Marla and Matt Hurley
Marla & Matt Hurley at the PetSet ‘Fierce & Fabulous Soirée’ at the Post Oak Hotel.

Also contributing to the bottom line was a luxury timepiece from de Boulle Diamond and Jewelry which was the raffle prize that inspired plenty of ticket sales as did the bountiful silent auction.

Recurring gala chairs Tama Lundquist and Tena Lundquist Faust, joint presidents of Houston PetSet, were joined chairing the soirée this year by co-chairs Brisa Field and Sandra Smith-Cooper.

Another fundraising mechanism new to the gala was the Mission Market in which guests could “bid” on unique opportunities that would aid animals and their families.

The evening honored the Leslie L. Alexander Foundation, which has long been recognized for its support of animal welfare in the Houston area.

Jeff and Rachelle Ball
Jeff & Rachelle Ball at the PetSet ‘Fierce & Fabulous Soirée’ at the Post Oak Hotel.

PC Seen: KHOU Channel 11 morning show host Deborah Duncan, who served as emcee; Tyson Faust, Marge Lundquist, Sydney Faust, Susan and Dan Boggio, Karen Pulaski, Judi McGee, Courtney Hopson, Trent Hrncir, Alicia Smith, Brigitte Kalai, Brent Teeter, Whitney Crane, Jill and Charlie Talisman, Elsie Eckert, Betty Hrncir, Hershey Grace, Ed McMahon, Rachelle and Jeff Ball, Joanne King Herring, Marla and Matt Hurley, Taylor Lundquist, Matthew Cooper, and Trini Mendenhall.

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