The 2023 Crystal Charity Ball Advisory Board reception on Thursday, March 9, seemed like a simple operation for hostess Michelle Collins. The attendance was going to be around 70 board members like Annette Simmons, representatives from the 2023 CCB seven beneficiaries (After-School All-Stars, Buckner Children and Family Services, Fair Park First, Family Gateway, Metrocare Services, The Salvation Army of North Texas and YMCA Dallas) including Majors Dawn and Paul McFarland, Tamkea Cass, Justin Hensley, Jeremy Rodriquez, Cindy Allen, Curt Hazelbaker, Kathryn Allen, Ken Malcolmson, Ruthie Umberger, Rhandi Bono and Jerilyn Armstrong and CCB members like Ola Fojtasek, Candace Winslow, Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Dix, Paige Locke, Daffan Nettle, Shannon Graham and Kimber Hartmann. There would be no performances nor special PA system to set up. The only item on the night’s program was for 2023 CCB Chair Angie Kadesky to officially welcome the guests from the stairway.
But nary a guest realized how Michelle had juggled all types of wet challenges in making the party perfect for the board members and reps to get to know each other.
While the post is being dried out, check out the guests at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.