Crusin’ 2-A Cure … Once again the American Cancer Society 2011 Cattle Barons’ Ball was a sold-out success. Chaired by Mike Simpson and Pat Anderson, along with co-chairs Tara and Charlie Holder, the packed “house” at the Philpott Hangar went off without a hitch. Social swells donned their fab cowgirl and cowboy gear to dance to the sounds of Darryl Worley. Guests enjoying the live auction, games and always wonderful gourmet food stations were the likes of Shyla and Chris Jenkins, Tammy and David Trahan, Nadia Cowart, Laura and Joey Kressman, Stephen Shaw, Darlene Gregg, Dawn and Jon Burris, Louisa Austin, Joy Graham, Jim Hester, Ruth Ferguson, Amber Tallant, Erica Diegelnan, Rita Jordan, Lisa Anderson, Traci and Artie Tucker, Michele and Rob Georges, Tecoo and Bill Leger, Jo and Derrick Stanley, Donna and James Brown, Carey Lombardo, W.L. Pate, Greg Devillier, Kevin Robbins, Jill and Kevin Roy, Marilee and Richard Johnson, Kate and Rod Carroll, Kerri and Anthony Toups, Kristie White, Nick Canizales, Lauren Boy, Tommy Moore, Stacy and Larry Simmons, and too many more to mention. So many are already looking for this fun-filled party next year!
Sweet sounds of jazz … So many are excited about the sixth annual Beaumont Jazz + Blues Fest on Saturday, May 7, from 3 to 9 p.m. in downtown Beaumont. The terrific sounds of Barbara Lynn, Jimmy Simmons, Little Brian, Jawaad, Robert White, Dean James, Sylvia Thompson and the Lisa Marshall Band can be heard on Fannin Street between Main and Orleans. See you there!
Sipping for a cause … The always packed Gift of Life Champagne and Ribs fundraiser was once again a sensational success. Honorees Joe Penland and Walter Umphrey were delighted with the turnout and the money raised for curing cancer. See sipping and enjoying the fantastic ribs were Karen Fontenot, Suzye and Steve Doblin, Angele Seymour, Nick Anderson, Paula and J.W. Williamson, Charlene and Danny Babineaux, Linda Moore, Rickey Winger, Jill Swanson, David Caplan, Paula and Wayne Gresham, Mary and David Poole, Ann Rothkamm, Sallye Keith, Jennifer Doornbos, Beverly Nelson, Dean Calcote, Phil Meaux, Ed Keller, Ashley and Tab Bryan, Wendi and Tony Malley, Earl Brickhouse, Betty and Sheldon Greenberg, Lindsay and Steve Zummo, Lexie and Stephen Mouton, Jo Ann and Ray Bryant, Rose and Brian Blount, Pat Griffith, Kristie and Rodney Young, Rosemary and Anthony Asta, Charlotte and Greg Mains, Sheri and Eddie Arnold, Brittney and Kelly Teakell, Sandra Clark, Nell and Terry Morris, Shirley and Pete Delacruz, Connie and Paul Szuch, Mikala and Heath McGallion, Katie and Drew Barnes, Lacy and Ryan Thomas, Rusty Hall, April and Barrett Lindsay, and Amy and Chad Dubea, to name a few.
Storkmarketing … Dana and Slate Babineaux are the proud parents of twin boys Max and Knox, who bowed in on the morning of Monday, May 1. Congrats!!
Candles and cakes … B-day wishes to Kim Willard, Sara Adams, Carrol Thomas, Lori Falk, Jerome Dick, Lexie Mouton, Franny Berry, Roy Philp, Cameron Roane, Greyson Kash, Thomas Burbank, Shann Traylor, Vivian Todd, Jace Harrington and Terri Sherlock.
Until the next RSVP!