Charity Proceeds Knock Oil Bust

Beautiful al fresco dinner evening shows energry firms still chipping in for charity

Dinner evening shows energy firms still chipping in for charity

Small Steps dinner 4/16 Boyd Heath, Erin Heath, Christine Morenz, Shea Morenz
Wine Classic chairs Boyd Heath, Erin Heath, Christine Morenz, Shea Morenz. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Juan Carlos Flores Mazon, Vilma Mazaite
Juan Carlos Flores Mazon, Vilma Mazaite. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Seth Tsuru, Katie Tsuru, Frank Tsuru, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck
Seth Tsuru, Katie Tsuru, Frank Tsuru, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Suzette Harrel, Evan Harrel
Suzette Harrel, Evan Harrel. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Jim Vanderhider, John Vanderhider
Jim Vanderhider, John Vanderhider. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Connally Burroughs, Mark Burroughs
Connally Burroughs, Mark Burroughs. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Scott Holstead, Jill Holstead
Scott Holstead, Jill Holstead. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 John Stilwell, Meredith Stilwell
John Stilwell, Meredith Stilwell. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Jess Heath, Hetta heath, Boyd Heath
Jesse Heath, Hetta Heath, Boyd Heath. Photo by Chinh Phan
small Steps dinner 4/16  Collin Rose, Lexie Rose
Collin Rose, Lexie Rose. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Spencer Harkness, Clayton Crum
Spencer Harkness, Clayton Crum. Photo by Chin Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Doug George, Katherine George, Leslie Fertitta, Michael Fertitta
 Doug George, Katherine George, Leslie Fertitta, Michael Fertitta. Photo by Chinh Phan
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Boyd Heath, Erin Heath, Christine Morenz, Shea Morenz
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Juan Carlos Flores Mazon, Vilma Mazaite
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Seth Tsuru, Katie Tsuru, Frank Tsuru, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Suzette Harrel, Evan Harrel
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Jim Vanderhider, John Vanderhider
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Connally Burroughs, Mark Burroughs
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Scott Holstead, Jill Holstead
Small Steps dinner 4/16 John Stilwell, Meredith Stilwell
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Jess Heath, Hetta heath, Boyd Heath
small Steps dinner 4/16  Collin Rose, Lexie Rose
Small Steps dinner 4/16  Spencer Harkness, Clayton Crum
Small Steps dinner 4/16 Doug George, Katherine George, Leslie Fertitta, Michael Fertitta

Applause, applause for supporters of Small Steps Nurturing Center, many in the energy industry, who despite the devastating price of oil chipped in big time at the annual Small Steps Wine Classic.

By night's end at the private club, the well-heeled crowd of 550 had raised $560,000 plus an additional $125, 000 for scholarships for economically at-risk children aged 2 through 6. That total was well in keeping with monies raised in recent years.

The al fresco evening, in which fine wines are paired with gourmet food offerings, was chaired by Erin and Boyd Heath and Christine and Shea Morenz and honored Suzette and Evan Harrel for their long-time support of the pre-school. While guests supped, advanced sommelier Vilma Mazaite shared insights on the wines served.

Among those enjoying the al fresco evening held in a party tent amid a forest of oaks were Susan and David Light, Marty Phillips, Aimee and Wynne Snoots, Jessica and Fred Brazelton, Julie and John Howie, Kathleen and Townes Pressler, Barbara and Corby Robertson, and Jill and Scott Holstead.

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