The fall Cattle Baron’s luncheon is a handing over of the reins. It’s when the current chairs present a big-boy check for cancer research earned from their tenure and let the new co-chairs formally take over.
This year the transition took place on Wednesday, November 9, at the really new Del Frisco’s at the corner of Olive and McKinney in Uptown.
Whoa! Don’t make the mistake that some new guests made. It wasn’t the Del Frisco’s Grille further up McKinney. Nope, it was at the OMG newest hot spot in Uptown.
And while the valets seemed a bit overwhelmed at the bumper-to-bumper parade of luxury SUV’s with long legged, stiletto drivers and the hostess station held the guests downstairs until all was just right upstairs, who cared?
From former CBB chairs (Olivia Kearney, Tanya Foster, Cindy Stager, Brooke Shelby, Jennifer Dix, Tia Wynne, Mary Parker, Mary Martha Pickens, KJ Sanger) to new members (Vodi Cook, Lee McDonald, Heather Randall, Andrea Cheek, Daniella Giglio, Holle Hirzel, Kelley Schadt, Rachel Stienke and Kristina Wrenn) all types were celebrating the fundraiser of a couple of weeks earlier headed up by Cara French and Andrea Weber and looking forward to future plans under the leadership of 2017 CBB Co-Chair Sunie Solomon and Anne Stodghill.
But the highlight of the meal was the presentation of the check — $3,350,448.16 — for the American Cancer Society.
* Photo credit: Holt Haynsworth