Never have so many princesses gathered in pink with tiaras at the American Airlines Center. A half hour before the doors opened, little royals were clustering to get inside for the “Disney on Ice” show Sunday morning. Ah, but even before the crowd of wee ones and parental escorts arrived, the Cattle Baronesses supervised by Lisa Ogle and Tia Wynne with crowns in place were stuffing bags and preparing for the arrival of some very special royals at Club No. 7.
It was all a part of the Junior Cattle Barons celebration, where youngsters battling cancer from Children’s Medical Center along with their folks have a pre-show reception and primo places at the show.
Instead of the fragrance of a royal garden, Club No. 7 was filled with the scent of cotton candy and popcorn. And while the munchkins may have not had heads covered with curls, they wore their regal beauty to the delight of their parents and the Cattle Baronesses whose purpose is to raise funds to battle cancer.
Emma Engelsmire decided to skip the typical jeweled crown for a natty, hoty pink headband complete with a bigger-than-big pink flower. It was easy to see where she got her smile after you met her parents, Jill and Dan Engelsmire.
Princely type Kamren Murray liked the whirling light stick, but he wasn’t quite sure about all the girly pink, Cinderella tattoos and crowns worn by his friend Regan Head and the other little lasses. Luckily, that’s what moms Beth Murray and Leslie Head understood … that a fella can have difficulty being surrounded by so many princesses.
CBB Co-chair Skye Brewer brought her kiddos (Marie, Whitman and McKenna) as did past CBB Chair Kristi Hoyl with daughter Sydney. New CBB member Andrea Nayfa brought her daughter Ella Kate and sister Andrea Nayfa and her daughter Mary Grace.
On the other hand, Nancy Gopez, who wasn’t on the Junior Cattle Barons’ committee, was on hand sans makeup in the background stuffing bags of goodies for the honorees. When asked what she was doing there early on a Sunday morning, Nancy didn’t hesitate — “We got a shout out that they needed help.”
As the multitude of children and families made their way through the private hallway into the arena, the baronesses got back to work on the September 29th ball at Southfork. There are more little royals out there like Emma, Regan and Kamren, who need Cattle Baron’s help to battle cancer.