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Boot scootin' Cattle Baron's Ball lassos up $2 million with the help of a country music star

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19 Jay and Allie Fields, from left, and Linda and Jerry “J.D.” Fields at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Honorees Jay and Allie Fields, left, and Linda and Jerry “J.D.” Fields. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Elizabeth Stein, from left, Carol Beck, Matt Caldwell and Debbie Chenevert at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Elizabeth Stein, from left, Carol Beck, Matt Caldwell and Debbie Chenevert. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Miss Houston Kenda Carroll and Franco Valobra at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Miss Houston Ligia De Uriarte and Franco Valobra show off the pearl bracelet up for auction.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Emily Wilkenson, left, and Maryan Tinney at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014.
Emily Wilkenson, left, and Maryan Tinney. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup
9 Sam and Missy Pitts, from left, and Catie and Brian Ross at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Sam and Missy Pitts, from left, and Catie and Brian Ross. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2 Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Patti Murphy, from left, with Mike and Ellie Francisco at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Patti Murphy, from left, with Mike and Ellie Francisco. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Lisa and Michael Holthouse, from left, and Brett and Natalie Agee at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Lisa and Michael Holthouse, from left, and Brett and Natalie Agee. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 Lauri and David Gordon at Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Lauri and David Gordon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Leslie Rogers, from left, with Matthew and Cambrey Rogers at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Leslie Rogers, from left, with Matthew and Cambrey Rogers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
16 Paul and Kristina Sommerville at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014.
Paul and Kristina Sommerville. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
5 Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
24 Marissa Eubank, from left, Jackie Eubank and Katherine Houston at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Marissa Eubank, from left, Jackie Eubank and Katherine Houston. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 Hilary Sealy and Patrick Burch at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Hilary Sealy and Patrick Burch. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Travis Tritt at Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
Travis Tritt. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Jay and Allie Fields, from left, and Linda and Jerry “J.D.” Fields at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
7 Elizabeth Stein, from left, Carol Beck, Matt Caldwell and Debbie Chenevert at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
14 Miss Houston Kenda Carroll and Franco Valobra at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
10 Emily Wilkenson, left, and Maryan Tinney at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014.
9 Sam and Missy Pitts, from left, and Catie and Brian Ross at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
2 Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
15 Patti Murphy, from left, with Mike and Ellie Francisco at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
17 Lisa and Michael Holthouse, from left, and Brett and Natalie Agee at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
1 Lauri and David Gordon at Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
3 Leslie Rogers, from left, with Matthew and Cambrey Rogers at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
16 Paul and Kristina Sommerville at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014.
5 Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
24 Marissa Eubank, from left, Jackie Eubank and Katherine Houston at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
23 Hilary Sealy and Patrick Burch at the Cattle Barons Ball April 2014
22 Travis Tritt at Cattle Barons Ball April 2014

While Travis Tritt cranked up the dance tunes Saturday night and Tony Vallone poured on the cowboy feast, more than 1,400 Cattle Baron's Ball supporters drove the colorful American Cancer Society benefit to a whopping $2 million in proceeds.

Yeehaw! for Cattle Baron's Ball chairs Carol Beck and Debbie Chenevert, who led Victory, the all-volunteer, all-ladies arm of the American Cancer Society, to the spectacular success with their "True Grit" themed evening.

The George Ranch Historical Park party barn was hopping as guests tested their luck at gaming tables, pig races, a wine pull, midway games and more. Wearing their best western chic (lots of party frocks with cowboy boots and loads of jeans), the guys and gals bid at the big board and silent auction, two-stepped around the dance floor and grazed through fields of tasty delights ranging from fried oysters to baja fish tacos to Tony's famed beef tenderloin chili.

Singer Matt Caldwell got the entertainment started, a lineup that continued with spell-binding DSQ Electric (electric violins), The Voice's Savannah Berry singing the "National Anthem" and finally headliner Travis Tritt, who packed the dance floor with his Grammy Award-winning tunes.

The ball honored long-time Cattle Baron's supporter J.D. Fields & Co. — Linda and Jerry Fields, Allie and Jay Fields and Greggory and Patrick Burk. The Fields senior and junior got into a spirited bidding war for the commemorative quilt, with Allie and Jay making the high bid. With Stephen Lewis as auctioneer, the bidding went into the stratosphere with total take from the live auction alone reaching close to $400,000. 

The party throng included Victory president Elizabeth Stein with hubby Alan, Paul Beck, Kent Chenevert, Kristina and Paul Somerville, Allison Lewis, Darlene and Cappy Bisso, Cynthia and Ed Urquhart, Regina and Randy Riney, Patti and Don Murphy, Dan D’Armond, Shary and Marshall Heins and Becky and Kelly Joy.

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