Piper And Mike Wyatt Left Rays Behind To Set Their Sights On Vine And Dine Fundraiser For Ability Connection Texas

Mike and Piper Wyatt (File photo)

Mike and Piper Wyatt (File photo)

Piper and Mike Wyatt just returned from Hawaii before the storms hit, and they’re all full of tales about nighttime snorkeling on the Big Island checking out the giant Manta Rays. Leave it to Piper to describe the underwater flappers as “gorgeous and graceful creatures… it was like watching an underwater ballet.”

But now the Wyatts are turning from Rays to fundraising for Ability Connection Texas. Yup, they’re co-chairing the Vine and Dine at Neiman Marcus Downtown on Thursday, November 19. The fundraiser will provide Ability Connection Texas with funds to “empower individuals to live the best life possible by removing barriers that inhibit independence and autonomy.

You remember November. It’s that month when there’s enough of a chill to party without “unwanted glistening” and the holidays are kicking into full gear.

Kevin Garvin (File photo)

Kevin Garvin (File photo)

Back to Vine and Dine. After the cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on the store’s ground level, guests will move up to the sixth floor Zodiac Room for a feast prepared by NM Chef Extraordinaire Kevin Garvin complete with wines. Then the action begins with the live auction of “a limited number of coveted items.”

Piper also reports, “There is also the opportunity to sponsor an Ability Connection client by donating funds to purchase a communication device and give a person with a disability the chance to speak, perhaps for the very first time.”

BTW, the next time you stroll through Klyde Warren Park’s My Best Friend’s Park with your fav pooch, check out the fire hydrant that is very dog-friendly. Piper and Mike Wyatt sponsored it along with John Zogg and his daughter Ellie, Georgia and Gwyneth. It had its dedication last November with the help of a Papillion that just couldn’t wait.