In the past, the Junior Cattle Baron’s has fallen during spring break with kiddos fighting cancer taking a time-off and future Cattle Baronesses to attend the festivities sponsored by the Moody Foundation at American Airlines Center. But this year, it didn’t and CBB Co-Chairs Katy Bock and Jonika Nix, JCBB Mother Hen Lisa Ogle, Co-Chair Mary Corrigan and their CBB team (Merrick Huckin, Julianna LeBlanc and Catherine Flagg) found the party filled to the tiaras for Disney on Ice “Dare To Dream.” Despite a back-to-back schedule with her kids’ activities and hosting a party at her home, this gathering of munchkins fighting cancer was Lisa’s 10th Junior Cattle Baron’s and it ran flawlessly despite the late winter chill.
One change this year was the greeting committee. It was made up of future CBB-ers (Izzy Ogle, Gracelyn Nix, Sloane Ogle, Kiwi Corrigan and Nora Newman) as they welcomed the families at Jack Daniels Old No. 7 and handed out the most amazing swag bags that would have made Moana, Anna, Rapunzel, Belle and Cinderella swoon with delight.
When a couple of the little guests shyly arrived looking quite chic with dazzling headbands and chemo hats around their bare pate and donning masks, the little greeters coaxed them like skilled diplomats into feeling right at home.
And, of course, what is a celeb without an entourage. In this case, it was moms and dads, siblings and friends. Their first stop was the Luke’s Fast Breaks table, where they picked out the T-shirt. The question was, “Do I look better in green or orange?”
Next stop was the lineup for artists to create mini-masterpieces on the wee ones’ faces. For this one, some stood aside while others like Channing Cryer just opted for hands to be painted.
Ah, but the little princesses were as skilled at picking out their look du jour as a socialite picking out the right refreshing surgeon. Unicorns were the pics of the day according to Caitlyn Warren, Laurel Cody, Joslyn Kennedy and Kennedy Rice. On the other hand, Caroline Huckin went for a full face paint job. Still others went for a Minnie Mouse ears with a bow (Isabella Tafolla) and a heart (Marley Rohm). But it was Emma Danh who had told her mom that she wanted to be a cat and she was indeed the cat’s meow!
Some like sister Addie Spencer and Norah Spencer took a pass on the facial masterpieces and just relied on their natural good looks and princess finery.
Just as the Club was about to bust at the seams with popcorn, chocolate and strollers filled with babes, the doors opened for the guests to attend the afternoon performance.
Words simply can’t describe the faces in the crowd. So, let’s cut this one short and recommend your checking those faces at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery. They represent today’s youngsters fighting cancer, tomorrow’s girls who will take on the CBB challenge to fight cancer and the mission of 2018 CBB.