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Horace and Mattelia Grays, from left, Catherine Blackwell Garner and Mr. Garner at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
Cassye Cook, left, and Barbara Seymour at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
Cassye Cook, left, and Barbara Seymour at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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James Harris and Pam Thorne at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Cora Robinson, from left, with George and Vanessa Wyche at Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Helen Geddings and Sylvester Turner at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Camellia Kennedy, from left, with Ken and Kathy Wells at Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
40 Sharon Owen, left, and Winell Herron at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
Sharon Owen, left, and Winell Herron at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Gayla and Donald Gardner at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Traci Marquis, left, and Lynn Bransford at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
41 Carolyn Codwell, from left, Jon Hall and Janice Hall at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
Carolyn Codwell, from left, Jon Hall and Janice Hall at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
29 Austin Hollimon and Jasmine Thomas at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
Austin Hollimon and Jasmine Thomas at Links Boots & Bling. Photo by Ken Jones
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Photo by Ken Jones
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Cassye Cook, left, and Barbara Seymour at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
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40 Sharon Owen, left, and Winell Herron at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
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41 Carolyn Codwell, from left, Jon Hall and Janice Hall at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
29 Austin Hollimon and Jasmine Thomas at Links Boots & Bling February 2014
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What: Houston Chapter of Links western gala, "Boots & Bling Party With a Purpose."

Where: The Bayou City Event Center.

The 411: More than 600 revelers turned out in their best western threads for the evening of dancing to the sounds of Grammy-nominated Corey Stoot and the Groove Ensemble, also known as Funkafangez. In addition to the "howdy y'alls," there was plenty of chowing down on Texas-style eats from Lenox Barbecue & Catering. Barbara Seymour and Cassye Cook chaired the event that raised funds for college scholarships for local students.

Who: Stepping out in high rodeo style were guests including Links president Carolyn Codwell, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, Janice and Jon Hall, Winell and Doug Herron, Sharon and Doug Owens, Arvia and Jason Few, Melanie Lawson, Clarease and Cary Yates and Diedra and Terrence Fontaine.

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