Leave it to the Cattle Baronesses to hold an underwriters celebration with all the splash of a movie premiere. After a couple of years when Mom Nature drenched the galas, she provided flashes of lightning among the North Texas clouds on Saturday, September 24.
No problem. In fact, it was literally highlighting the arrival of SUVs and luxury sedans at Kathleen and Scott Kirby’s mammoth mansion.
By all estimates, the house was tailor-made for the gathering of 300 major supporters of the Cattle Baron’s Ball and its fundraising efforts to fight cancer.
While 2016 Cattle Baron’s Co-Chairs Cara French and a very pregnant Andrea Weber (Editor’s note: Andrea had a healthy baby boy the next day) greeted guests at the front door, in the study, a cute fella was fiddling with the high-tech remote control that controlled the large flatscreen on the wall. Turned out the chap was homeowner Scott, former president of American Airlines and just named to be president of United Airlines.
Over in the bustling kitchen the Kirby’s two-year-old son was sampling the Gilley’s goodies and stealing the show.
2017 Cattle Baron’s Co-Chair Anne Stodghill and husband Steve Stodghill apologized for being a wee bit over dressed. The Stodghills were next headed to the 2016 Fur Ball that they were honorary co-chairing with D’Andra Simmons and Jeremy Lock and Drs. Wendy and John Vandermeer.
Speaking of being overbooked, Lisa and Bill Ogle were starting to rethink their commitments. They had skipped Fridays’ TACA Custom Auction Gala due to a full dance card that included kid activities and a wedding.
On the other hand, Barbara and Don Daseke reported that they had made it to the TACA event for the cocktail reception and dinner.
A svelte Nancy Gopez was all smiles with just a tinge of regrets. Following her heart attack, she added exercise and healthy eating to her agenda. The results? A Loss of 12 pounds. When asked if she was going to have to buy a new wardrobe, the itty-bitty Nancy laughed and revealed that there were clothes in her closet that she could now wear resulting in a clothing reunion.
As for Nancy’s regret, she admitted the loss of weight and healthier lifestyle was at the cost of cutting out her favorite fast foods and snacks.