Saturday’s Mission Ole Is Going To Be High, Dry And Warm Despite Mother Nature

Weather check: It’s 72 degrees outside right now and there are some clouds in the sky.

Tomorrow at this time it’s going to be an entirely different story, with temperatures limited to the 50’s and humidity in the air.

After last Saturday’s Cattle Baron matchup with Old Ma Nature, the Mission Ole co-chairs Kristi Bare and Nancy Gopez decided to shore up their backup plans for the outdoor party at Laurie Sands Harrison’s estate. Actually, it was smarter than smart. Evidently more than the originally planned number of guests are attending, so it makes perfect sense to do an outdoor/indoor party. Plus the ladies, who are old hands at putting on events, have arranged for the paved terrace to not only have an enclosed tent, but heaters, too! 

What a perfect opportunity to wear those wools, cashmeres and leathers that you’ve been dying to pull out of the closet. And you know you really look good in ’em.

If you’ve ever been in Laurie’s home, you know that’s the dream place to spend a chilly evening with food by Wendy Krispin, beautiful people and silent and live auctions.

Speaking of which, two of the live auction items to note are:

  • Grammy Award Show (Value: Priceless)Enjoy the Grammy’s live from Bronze/300 level seating for two on Sunday February 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. Both of you are also invited to the Official Grammy Awards After-Party following the award show that evening. Package includes round-trip coach air transportation for two on American Airlines and a three-night stay Friday, February 8 to Monday, February 11, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza or similar hotel. Donated by:  Anonymous. (If this one goes for less than $55,000, it’s a bargain. A Grammy’s package went for $55,000 at the TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction Gala a couple of weeks ago.)
  • Ultimate Sports Package (Value:$7,250) — The sports enthusiast will enjoy watching a 2012 Texas Ranger regular season home game from two front-row home-plate seats at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and the upcoming November 19th Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State regular-season home game from two front-row seats at the American Airlines Center. Both games come with parking passes. The package also includes the use of a JLT Beverages, LP, Flagship Level Luxury Suite for the upcoming Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Dallas Stars vs Phoenix Coyotes regular-season home game. Suite includes 12 tickets, parking passes and Platinum Club access and amenities. Donated by: JLT Beverages, LP/Julie and Jim Turner.

This event presented by Texas Capital Bank is the major fundraiser for the Trinity River Mission, so it’s on regardless of what Mother Nature thinks. So there!


  1. so sorry to miss this.. but am Chairing the Cabaret Gala for Dallas Children’s.. hate when there are 2 amazing things on the same night.. but that’s Dallas and aren’t we lucky to have so many good people doing things..

    • Jeanne Prejean says:

      Yvonne: I’ll be at both Mission Ole and Cabaret Gala. Wouldn’t miss these two nuggets of fun and fundraising!

  2. Thank you so much Jeanne! You are the best!! Yvonne – good luck with Cabaret Gala – I know it will be a huge success!!

  3. So looking forward to a wonderful evening at Mission Ole. See you there Jeanne!