Rhonda Sargent Chambers was leading the fashion crowd (Ekaterina Kouznetsoval, Danielle Ellis, Milind Kothare, Mindy Boykin and Keyla Garrido) in raising funds and awareness at Little Black Dress at Ilume on Thursday, January 15, benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas.
Others headed way north to the Courtyard Theater in Plano for the John Hiatt concert benefiting Caron Texas.
As John grabbed a bite to eat in his dressing room, the VIP types like Mike Puls, Dr. Stephen Garrison, Kathy and Mike Early, Barb Reynolds, Brent Bevelhymer, Yvette Reher and Joe Lauginiger Amara Durham, and Michael Fowler just back from the holidays in Colorado partied up front and checked out the silent auction items. Here’s a report from the field:
“Boots and Hats and Guitars – Oh My! It was an exciting evening of fun and music last week as fans of Grammy nominee and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner John Hiatt gathered at the Courtyard Theater in Plano for a special concert benefiting patient care at Caron Texas. Caron Texas is a premier drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for young adult men ages 18 to 25 and adults located just north of Dallas.
“Many friends of Caron braved Dallas rush-hour gridlock including Board Member Robin Bagwell, Board Member J.J. Gomez and his lovely wife Ashley, and Nate Hutcheson. Advisory Board member Andrew Clyde traveled in all the way from Tyler for the concert. Now that’s commitment!
“Kathy Bourk walked away with a song in her heart and a select group of silent auction items, including a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar signed by John Hiatt and a private house party by Fort Worth singer/songwriter (and opening act) Brad Hines. And what’s an event without emcee “Big Gus” from KHYI, media sponsor of the event.
“Thanks to the City of Plano and the staff at Plano Stages for their work. We are grateful to board members Jim Hutcheson and Fred Ball, and advisory board member Liz Pasquinelli for their support. Special thanks to PlainsCapital Bank for their generous underwriting of the concert and their continued commitment to saving lives.”