After weeks and months of the 2019 Crystal Charity Ball committee buzzing about to raise funds for its nonprofit beneficiaries for Dallas County children, it was time to celebrate the “CCB first gents (aka husbands).” 2018 CCB Chair Claire Emanuelson and 2018 CCB First Gent/Claire’s husband Dwight Emanuelson and BB&T Dallas President Rob Bowlby coordinated their schedules and made it happen with great eats geared to the guys, thanks to Cassandra Fine Catering and live sporting events on the huge screens at the Emanuelsons’ killer, true-one-of-a-kind contemporary in Volk Estates on Thursday, October 24. Here’s a report from the field:
The Crystal Charity Ball Committee honored “the husbands” with a casual dinner hosted by former Crystal Charity Ball Chairman Claire Emanuelson and her husband, Dwight Emanuelson, at their Turtle Creek Lane home on Thursday, October 24. BB&T bank sponsored the annual event which featured a sumptuous buffet provided by Cassandra Fine Catering as well as craft beer tasting courtesy of Andrews Distributing and wine from Pogo’s.
BB&T Dallas President Rob Bowlby greeted guests like Party Chair Libby Allred and her husband Al Allred, Ball Chair-Elect Tucker Enthoven and husband, Rich Enthoven, 2021 Ball Chair-Elect Leslie Diers and husband Bryan, current Ball Chair Pat McEvoy, Anne and Jeremy Besser, Lisa and Marvin Singleton, Pam and Vin Perella, Susan and John Farris, Elizabeth and Eric Gambrell, Patty and Mark Leyendecker, Beth and Chuck Thoele, Pam and Vin Perella, Cheryl and Richard Joyner, Mary Martha and John Pickens, Sunie and Steve Solomon, Daffan and Doug Nettle, Anne and John McPherson, Linda and Leslie Secrest and Shelle and Michael Sills, as they wandered through the Emanuelsons’ contemporary home overlooking Turtle Creek.
Since it was an event to celebrate the husbands of CCB, big screens throughout the house featured all types of sporting events. Despite the weather being cool and rainy, guests ventured onto the terrace, complete with an fire pit table and heat lamps overlooking Curtis Park in Volk Estates.
When the informal program got underway, CCB Chair Pat McEvoy made the slightest slip in introducing Rob Bowlby and his wife. The oops was calling Mrs. Bowlby, “Susan.” As quickly as the word “Susan” escaped Pat’s lips, she realized her mistake that she should have said, “Sarah.” Without missing a beat Rob picked up on the gaffe and told the group how pleased he and his wife, “Susan,” were to be part of the event. The renaming of Mrs. Bowlby became the running joke of the night with Sarah/Susan leading the laughter.
* Photo credit: Dana Driensky