Evening's Out

Can't Wait Until Dark

Memorable Evenings of Horsing Around, Living Legends and a Chipper Songbird  |  Photos by Kristina Bowman
September 16, 2013
Event Date:
May 12, 2012

Horsing Around
More than 450 guests moseyed into the Park Lane Ranch and Equestrian Center for the Equest Triple Crown Gala, ³A Santa Fe Soirée.² The event brought in more than $250,000 to help the organization provide therapeutic sports riding classes and hippotherapy to those with physical and emotional disabilities. Chairman Jocelyn White made a grand entrance atop her adopted horse, Fabio; a set of acoustic country classics by Collin Raye made an equally grand impression. Blazing trails: honorary chairs Ann Barbier-Mueller and Fay Sheehan, Susan Schwartz, Alfonso Montiel, Doris and Jack Jacobs, Michael Abtahi, Lezlie and Bill Noble, Caleb Stewart, and Adrienne Faulkner. Amanda Montgomery
A Legend in the Making
Family Compass has shaken things up this year, adopting a new name and rebranding its fund-raiser. Formerly known as the Child Abuse Prevention Center, the organization morphed its Celebrity Waiter Dinner into A Legendary Evening at the Ritz-Carlton, raising more than $200,000 in the process. Guests dug for diamonds (a pair of glittering studs was up for grabs) and rubbed shoulders with co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday, Amy Camp, and Michelle Meadows; honorary chairs Diane and Daryl Johnston; as well as pro golfer Justin Leonard, WFAA-TV¹s Gloria Campos, Mi Cocina founder Mico Rodriguez, and country music¹s Rudy Gatlin. Upon accepting the Spirit of Compassion Award, Kelly Compton turned to emcee Dale Hansen of WFAA-TV and exclaimed, ³I know [an event is] going to be fun when I see my husband sitting next to Dale Hansen. These are the two men that I go to bed with every night!² Making headlines: Kris Clinton, Natalie Clarke, Martha Tiller, Mike Cantrell, Melissa Poe, Diane and Ward Beaudry, Todd Conger, Tracy Rathbun, and Spud Webb. Lacy Ball
Sarah Smiles
Grammy Award winner Sarah McLachlan commanded the Meyerson Symphony stage during the 22nd annual Vogel Alcove Arts Performance Event helmed by co-chairs Joel Allison, Paul Eisman, and Peter Knag. While the self-deprecating singer owned up to a roster of less-than-cheerful songs, it didn¹t stop the audience from joining her on ³It¹s a long way down from the place we started from Š² Helping to raise an impressive $1.7 million to support Dallas¹ underserved youth: Diane Allison, Christy Eisman, Marisa Knag, Dawn and Craig Budner, Diane Miles, and
Allana and Zachary Luterman. Amanda Montgomery