The Yule spirit was everywhere on the evening of Thursday, December 12, 2019, when the organizers of the 2020 Cattle Baron’s Ball presented their Holiday Party. The big annual bash was held at the magnificent Beverly Drive home of Bina and Dr. Nimesh Patel.
Heat lamps were arrayed around the backyard pool. And not one but two Christmas trees — along with some upbeat, piped-in music — greeted the guests as they arrived, ensuring everyone would get into the spirit of the season.
The libations didn’t hurt, either.
Leading the holiday celebrants were 2020 CBB Co-chairs Diana Hamilton and Heather Randall as well as 2019 CBB Co-Chairs Wendy Messmann and Lisa Shirley). But there was also a stellar turnout of 2020 CBB committee members who seemed to be enjoying themselves before beginning the hard work for the ’20 bash benefiting the American Cancer Society of North Texas.
Among them were 2020 CBB Underwriting Co-Chair Jennifer Burns, Teffy Jacobs and Lee Traweek (Teffy’s on the Jr. CBB Committee), Nancy Gopez (she’s doing double-duty as Production Advisor and Assistant Underwriting), JB Hayes (Ball Coordinator), Joanna Clark (Fall Luncheon) and Live Auction Co-Chairs Marjon Henderson and Daniella Giglio.
Also putting in appearances at the Patels’ were Kari (Kari’s on the Silent Auction committee) and Troy Kloewer, Catherine and Greg Jaynes (Catherine is on the Live Auction Committee), Melissa Sherrill Martin (Reveal Party committee member), John Corder, and past CBB chairs Mary Parker and Cara French.