Trinity River Mission Kicks Off Mission Ole Fundraiser With Friends And Fans At Sugar Skull Cafe

Sugar Skull Cafe

Sugar Skull Cafe

Greg Nieberding

Greg Nieberding

Forget all the hoop-la about toned legs and unflabby arms. In the summer, a gal’s shoulders are an absolute must-have body accessory. If you’re gonna show off a sizzling tan, then a flirty, curved shoulder is not only a simple must-have, it’s a must! And what better way to show those curves than in a killer sundress.

While some stayed put inside Sugar Skull Cafe in Trinity Groves,  a lot of them were on the cafe’s wood deck for the Mission Ole Launch Party with a flawless view of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The fellows like Mission Ole Chair Greg Nieberding, who is a four-year Mission Ole veteran, opted for pastel shirts.

Food fanning

Food fanning

Unfortunately, the guests like Nancy Gopez, Joanna Clarke and Paige McDaniel weren’t the only ones drawn to the event, especially the food. A couple of the Sugar Skull staff stood over the guacamole, queso and other edibles fanning flying little critters away.

But forget the shoulders and pastel stuff. The news of the night was the Trinity River Mission’s 16th Annual Mission Ole fundraiser that will take place on Thursday, October 29, at 3015 at Trinity Groves. The theme will be “Day of the Dead,” with Katherine Wynne serving as honorary chair.

Dolores Sosa Green

Dolores Sosa Green

Whoa! Before you go off thinking that it’s gonna be a Halloween-costume party, regroup. According to TRM CEO Dolores Sosa Green, her staff came up with the theme that is “a traditional Mexican celebration, a way to celebrate loved ones who have passed.” There will be mariachi band, tamales, hot chocolate and Day of the Dead bread plus face painting. How simply wonderful. Usually just the kids get to have their faces painted. It’s about time for grownups to have more than the usual war paint.

Greg added his two cents, saying, “They [Trinity River Mission] do such good work. I’d love to see them be more visible in the community. When I received a call from someone who said, ‘We are thinking of asking a man to chair the event this year,’ I said, ‘Great!’ Then they said, ‘You are that man!’ Mission Ole is a fun event. It will be a party atmosphere.”