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Houston socialite picks up a major award with origins that date back to 3,500 BC

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Tony Bradfield, from left, Carolyn Farb and Dr. Kevin Black at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Tenenbaum & Co.'s Tony Bradfield, left, Kevin Black with honoree Carolyn Farb. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Dr. Ernest Layton and Heather Layton at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Ernest Layton and Heather Layton. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Samantha and David Kennedy at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Samantha and David Kennedy. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Dr. Dirk Van Teurenhout , left, and Dr. Melvyn Harrington at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Dirk Van Teurenhout , left, and Dr. Melvyn Harrington. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Dr. Matthew Minson and Kelli Minson at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Matthew Minson and Kelli Minson. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Candy and David Eller at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Candy and David Eller. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Denis DeBakey and Melanie Campbell at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Denis DeBakey and Melanie Campbell. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Theresa Roemer and Peter Remington at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Theresa Roemer and Peter Remington. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Carolyn Farb and Tucker Beau Hyatt at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Carolyn Farb and Tucker Beau Hyatt. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Tony Bradfield, from left, Carolyn Farb and Dr. Kevin Black at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Ernest Layton and Heather Layton at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Samantha and David Kennedy at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Dirk Van Teurenhout , left, and Dr. Melvyn Harrington at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Dr. Matthew Minson and Kelli Minson at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Candy and David Eller at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Denis DeBakey and Melanie Campbell at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Theresa Roemer and Peter Remington at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014
Carolyn Farb and Tucker Beau Hyatt at the Arthritis Foundation Award party May 2014

What: Arthritis Foundation announcement of recipient of the inaugural Otzi Award.

Where: Hotel Derek.

The 411: During a cocktail reception attended by some 200 guests, Carolyn Farb was announced as the first recipient of the Otzi Award, named in honor of the first man known to have suffered from arthritis in 3,500 BC. His remains were discovered in 1991 in the Alps along the Austrian-Italian border. Farb will be further recognized with this honor at the Bone Bash set for Oct. 25 at Hotel Derek.

Participating in the program were Arthritis Foundation board chair Jim Dumler, Houston Museum of Natural Science curator of anthropology Dirk Van Tuerenhout, foundation board member Toni Moore, Bone Bash co-chairs Marcie Berry and Rita Beckett and Farb, who was joined by young Tucker Beau Hyatt.

Who: In the mix were party sponsors Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black of Tenenbaum & Co., Heather and Dr. Ernest Layton, Samantha and David Kennedy, Denis DeBakey, Theresa Roemer, Candy and David Eller and Kelli and Dr. Matthew Minson.

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