Well, goodness gracious. If ever there was a magnificent coming together of nature’s glory and humankind’s brilliance, it was at 2013 Soup’s On Co-Chair Kay and Gene Lunceford’s “PeaceLoveHappy House” in Preston Hollow on Thursday, April 28. The blending of the two was for the 2017 Soup’s On Luncheon kick off.
In the breeze-through living room, Kay and Gene with 13-year-old rescue Annie trying to figure out what was going on, Kay’s mom and dad, Mary and Eldon Reynolds, were glowing over the year-old showplace.
According to Kay, “Bodron and Fruit guided us through every step of design with patience, kindness and humor. We loved the process, and continue to have special friendships with Mil [Bodron] and Svend [Fruit].”
As for the stop-traffic landscaped grounds, fifth-generation Texan Kay explained, “I especially wanted a thoughtful option for sustainability and ecology in the landscape design. Coy Talley used drought-hearty, low-maintenance native grasses, similar to his ‘greenroof’ at the Perot Museum.”
The home itself could have easily been mistaken for a museum with the Lunceford art collection beautifully displayed throughout.
In the kitchen, chef Michael Noyes was hard at work, while guests shared information. 2016 Co-Chair Charlotte Legge revealed that come June, she and her brood were heading back to New York… Chef Ramrod Brian Luscher fessed up that he probably won’t win the TACA Party On The Green’s Golden Skillet. Ah, but then there’s always the new People’s Choice. But Brian didn’t mind. The TACA event was always fun.
As guests like Jennifer and Rev. Joe Clifford, former Stewpot Alliance President Toni Meier, current Stewpot Alliance President Kristine Schwope, Marty Coleman and Martha and Todd Coleman gathered outside around the pool, it was time for the great reveal. 2016 Co-Chairs Charlotte and Christi Nicolas amazed the group, reporting that Stewpot Alliance’s Rev. Bruce Buchanan would receive $500,000 to benefit The Stewpot Alliance and Encore Park from their January event.
As for the next soup-athon, 2017 Co-Chairs Christi Carter and Heather Sauber announced that it will be held on Tuesday, January 31, at Union Station. The speaker will be revealed soon. Stay tuned.