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JoJo White and Rhonda Kevlin

Linda Robinson and Denise Galetta

Guests enjoyed a family-style southern gourmet dinner from Farm to Market Catering, while Emcees Jocelyn White of Designing Texas and Jody Dean of KLUV 98.7 FM introduced Equest CEO Lili Kellogg, and Equest Chairman of the Board Andy Steingasser, among other distinguished members of the community. A compelling video touched charitable hearts before the start of the live auction, where generous donors raised funds to sponsor five Equest therapy horses. Other guests bid on stellar live auction items including a four-night vacation in Breckenridge, a Napa Valley Getaway, a live painting by Dace Lucia Kidd, and a Belize Dream at the Las Terrazas Resort. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items, and purchase a key for $100 that the lucky winner could use to unlock a $2,500 Neiman Marcus gift card. An equestrian chic gala would not be considered a success without twostepping. Dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio opened the dance floor, quickly followed by guests who terpsichored to the musical lead of Cary Pierce, and surprise musical guests Crystal Yates and Jon Christopher Davis.

Doris Stark and Meredith Bach

Ray Johnston

THE CAUSE: Mimi and Rich Sterling

Lili Kellogg, Jean Wilson, Skip Haislip, Gail and Jonathan Pace

Michele Ritter, Leon Wellons and Andy Steingasser

Mitty Mohon and Stephanie Meyers

Patrick and Kristy Sands

Co-Chairs Kathy and Jeromy Fielder helmed this year’s Equest Gala, along with the gala committee and event planner Katy Sky Group, toward its success. Founded in 1981, Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. With the help of 45 therapy horses, a staff of specialists, and 400 volunteers, Equest serves over 1,200 clients annually.

Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, Nancy Henger, Ana Rodriguez and Carolyn Anderson


Clay Morris and Stefanie Klaudt

Sandy Almanza and Sarai Vega

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The Society Diaries | July - August 2017  
The Society Diaries | July - August 2017