Boots & Bling Bash

Rodeo fever arrives early with 'Boots & Bling' bash and the mayor steps out in style

Rodeo fever arrives early with Houston Links 'Boots & Bling' bash

Boots and Bling State Representative Helen Giddings, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Links President, Carolyn Codwell
State Rep. Helen Giddings, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Links president Carolyn Codwell. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Boots & Bling chairs, Paula Campbell Sanders, Cassye Cook-Provost and Marsha Penn
Boots & Bling chairs Paula Campbell Sanders, Cassye Cook-Provost, Marsha Penn. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Carolyn Alexander, Terrence and Diedre Fontaine
Carolyn Alexander, Terrence Fontaine, Diedre Fontaine. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Bruce Littlejohn and Merele Yarborough
Bruce Littlejohn, Merele Yarborough. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Eloise and Christopher Pinckney
Eloise Pinckney, Christopher Pinckney. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Drucie Chase, Winnel Herron, Carolyn Codwell, County Commissioner Gene Locke, Arvia Few and Diedre Fontaine
Drucie Chase, Winelll Herron, Carolyn Codwell, Harris County Commissioner Gene Locke, Arvia Few, Diedre Fontaine. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Barbara L. Seymour, Barbara Y. Seymour, Anya and Leroy Seymour
Barbara L. Seymour, Barbara Y. Seymour, Anya Seymour, Leroy Seymour. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Vonda Mays, Winnel Herron, Melanie Lawson, Felicia Rolfe and Clarease Yates
Vonda Mays, Winell Herron, Melanie Lawson, Felicia Rolfe, Clarease Yates. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Tracie Kirkland, Dr. Natalie Carroll and Joahanne Thomas-Smith
Tracie Kirkland, Dr. Natalie Carroll, Joahanne Thomas-Smith. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Carolyn Alexander, Cora Robinson, Dana Davis, Cara Wright and Vonda Mays
Carolyn Alexander, Cora Robinson, Dana Davis, Cara Wright, Vonda Mays. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Sharon Butcher, Pam Thorne and Carolyn Alexander
Sharon Butcher, Pam Thorne, Carolyn Alexander. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling Tiffany Thomas, Licia Green Ellis
Tiffany Thomas, Licia Green Ellis. Ken Jones Photography
Boots and Bling State Representative Helen Giddings, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Links President, Carolyn Codwell
Boots and Bling Boots & Bling chairs, Paula Campbell Sanders, Cassye Cook-Provost and Marsha Penn
Boots and Bling Carolyn Alexander, Terrence and Diedre Fontaine
Boots and Bling Bruce Littlejohn and Merele Yarborough
Boots and Bling Eloise and Christopher Pinckney
Boots and Bling Drucie Chase, Winnel Herron, Carolyn Codwell, County Commissioner Gene Locke, Arvia Few and Diedre Fontaine
Boots and Bling Barbara L. Seymour, Barbara Y. Seymour, Anya and Leroy Seymour
Boots and Bling Vonda Mays, Winnel Herron, Melanie Lawson, Felicia Rolfe and Clarease Yates
Boots and Bling Tracie Kirkland, Dr. Natalie Carroll and Joahanne Thomas-Smith
Boots and Bling Carolyn Alexander, Cora Robinson, Dana Davis, Cara Wright and Vonda Mays
Boots and Bling Sharon Butcher, Pam Thorne and Carolyn Alexander
Boots and Bling Tiffany Thomas, Licia Green Ellis

What: Houston Links "Boots & Bling" bash.

Where: Bayou City Event Center.

The scoop: More than 600 stepped out in their finest western wear for the evening that featured down-home barbecue from Lenox Barbecue & Catering and music by Orion the Band. Even Mayor Sylvester Turner stepped out in style, wearing a black suede vest imprinted with images of jazz musicians and a black velvet jacket. 

Cassye Cook-Provost, Marsha Penn, and Paula Campbell Sanders chaired the event that raised funds for the Links scholarship fund. The nationwide community service organization contributes more than 500,000 hours of volunteer work each year.

Who: Houston Links president Carolyn Codwell, State Rep. Helen Giddings, Carolyn Alexander, Diedre and Terrence Fontaine, Eloise and Christopher Pinckney, Merele Yarborough and Bruce Littlejohn, Harris County Commissioner Gene Locke, Licia Green Ellis, Melanie Lawson, Arvia Few, Felicia Rolfe, and Barbara Seymour.

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