This year’s Crystal Charity Ball theme may have had some scratching their heads how CCB Chair Christie Carter and Event Producer Tom Addis would pull off the theme – “To every thing there is a season.”
But, sneaking a brief gander at the layout in the Hilton Anatole, it’s evident that they gonna pull it off with all four seasons in array.
The silent auction will take place amid the autumn colors; the spring will bust loose with loads of seating against a backdrop of bluebonnet blue and plenty of food; and the gaming operation and goodies will be decked out in summer sojourn.
As for winter, that baby is decked out in the Chantilly Ballroom with rose gold tables surrounding a musical symphony against a backdrop of video snowfall. Gee!
Among the many sussies on hand is one from ever-sweetheart Norma Hunt. In addition to being ageless, Norma has become a world-class vintner. The former schoolteacher’s Perfect Season from Knight Valley wines has achieved accolades from the newbies as well as the true wine aficionados.
According to Robert Parker, Perfect Season achieved a 95-point rating with the description, “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bidwell Creek Vineyard is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot aged 18 months in 75% new French oak. It’s a beauty with lots of blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, incense and camphor. It is ripe, full-bodied opulent and already showing exceptionally well.”
Well, golly! That sounds like the ultimate in date descriptions.
But back to Norma: Blending her love for kiddos and expertise in grape growing, she has donated 300 bottles of wine for purchase due to the event’s theme. Smart girl!
But wait! Don’t go thinking that you’re going to bid against your buds for the trio. The bottles are not part of the silent auction. Instead, they are just for a “go-straight-to-purchase” with the proceeds going to children’s area charities.
For $375, you take home three bottles of the vino as you leave the mega event.
If you have any questions about where and how to get to Norma’s wine, just ask the folks at the check-in and they’ll direct you to the spot in the season for purchasing a trio of Perfect Season.
* Photo provided by Crystal Charity Ball