As 50 Crystal Charity Ball committee members arrived for the CCB Midpoint Luncheon at the Katy Trail Ice House on Wednesday, June 2, there was a slight audio issue. The music over the PA system was playing some tune that was peppered with a word that rhymes with “luck.” A quick word to management changed the next song on the playlist to something that was more G-rated.
But the ladies hardly noticed as their conversation drowned the music. In the past the Midpoint had been held at Salum, but it was decided to hold the Wrap Up Luncheon there and shift the Midpoint to the open-air Ice House. While it was a first time visit for some, it was obvious that others were familiar with the locale due to their sneakers.
Tiffany Divis was in the final days of preparing for her stepdaughter’s wedding in Oklahoma… Michaela Dyer and Kim Quinn, who were co-chairing the 2021 La Fiesta des las Seis Banderas that was in high gear this week, had to duck out early to attend the La Fiesta tea at the Dallas Country Club.
Just as the program got underway, some drops of rain were felt and the gals who were seated just beyond the covered patio were temporarily relocated to covered spots. No sooner had they shifted their places than the rain halted. What else can you expect in Texas?
But the program got underway regardless of the weather with a status report that they were already halfway to their $5.3M goal and recognizing top producers, including:
Children’s Book chaired by Kim Quinn
- Most contracts – Suzy Gekiere (1st place) and Libby Allred (2nd place)
- Most new contracts — Candace Swango (1st place) and Lisa Shirley (2nd place)
Underwriting chaired by Cheryl Joyner
- Most contracts — Kristi Francis
- Most dollars — Beth Thoele
- Most new dollars — Lisa Rocchio
- Most new donor contracts — Kristi Francis
Silent Auction Special Gifts co-chaired by Anne McPherson and Susan Glassmoyer
- Most dollars in — Janie Condon (1st place) and Cara French (2nd place)
- Most new dollars — Nancy Scripps
- Most new donor contracts — Candace Swango
Foundations chaired by Mary Martha Pickens
- Most grants written — Susan McSherry
- Most dollars in — Kristina Whitcomb
- Most dollars in — Brooke Shelby
In the case where the recipients were unable to attend, their likenesses were on hand, literally.
Then the gals celebrated the good news with salads, burgers, sandwiches, tots, fries, onion rings, housemade chips, Greek Cole slaw and charro beans.
With six months left, they aren’t taking the summer off and will keep working to raise the funds for the 2021 CCB beneficiaries (Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation, Cafe Momentum, Dallas CASA, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas Symphony Association Inc., Network of Community Ministries, Phoenix House of Texas Inc. and Scottish Rite for Children).
For more looks of the day at the Ice House, check out MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.