The 2022 Cattle Baronesses just knew the group’s 2022 Spring Luncheon was going to be a great time to get together, but they didn’t know what Luncheon Co-Chairs Madison Strode and Kameron Westcott had in mind for the event on Wednesday, April 13, at Del Frisco’s McKinney Avenue. What the ladies discovered was a gorgeous setting, an array of gems and take-home gifts just made for pampering. Needless to say, the news that underwriting efforts had already lassoed $2.5M raised eyebrows and glasses in celebration. Here’s a report from the field:
The 90-plus Cattle Baron’s Ball members, clad in Spring floral prints, descended on Del Frisco’s McKinney Avenue location for the 2002 committee’s Spring Luncheon and were treated to a steakhouse cum garden party with gorgeous florals donated by Gro and table settings befitting Tablescapes, courtesy of Silver Lining Events, all in varying shades of pink with green and white accents.
Spring Luncheon Chairs Madison Strobe and Kameron Westcott, lover of all things pink, declared Wednesday “a day of beauty.” They made certain no one left empty-handed with mementos that included beauty products from BeautyBio and $50 gift cards from The Elizabeth W Boutique in the Shops of Highland Park.
Ball Co-Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson introduce Diamonds Direct VP Yosi Mayer, who presented a 5-carat ruby, in keeping with the 2022 ball theme of “Ranches, Rubies and Ropers” that will be in the live auction the ball on Saturday, September 17, at Southfork. Diamonds Direct sponsored the luncheon and enticed the luncheon ladies to try on bracelets and baubles, most of them diamond and ruby encrusted.
Nancy and Kris recognized key committee chairmen, among them Underwriting Co-Chairs Lauren Bellemare and Natalie Lesikar whose committee has raised an impressive $2.5 million to date.
They also announced that 20 naming opportunities, ranging from Presenting Sponsor at $250,000 to First Aid Station Sponsor at $10,00 have been sold with only a handful of coveted sponsorships available including VIP/Live Auction Stage ($85,000), Carousel ($50,000) and Silent Auction/Big Board ($15,00) to name a few.
Among the committee members ogling the jewelry were Lora Farris, Danielle Giglio, Marjon Henderson, Molly Raynor Carson, Isabell Higginbotham, Laura Losinger and Debbie Munir.
Also on hand were past CBB chairs like Katy Bock, Jonika Nix, Kristen Sanger, Brooke Shelby, Sunie Solomon, Anne Stoghill and Andrea Weber. Former Ball Chairs Cindy Lindsley and Leslie Ficke who chaired by the ball just nine days after 9/11 in 2001 recalled the challenges they faced on that fateful day as this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the attack.
Monies raised by the committee of volunteers will benefit North Texas cancer research and treatment programs.
* Photo credit: Tamytha Cameron Photography