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A hot time at a trendy new Houston restaurant sets the stage for an exclusive Rose Ribbon dinner

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11 Dr. Franklin Rose, and Cindi Rose, from left, with Reuben Rolf at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Rose,left, with party host Reuben Rolf. Photo by Herb Hochman
17 Kim Padgett, left, and Jessica Rossman at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Dinner chairs Kim Padgett, left, and Jessica Rossman. Photo by Herb Hochman
2 Alex Martinez and Diane Caplan at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Shades of Roses honorees Alex Martinez and Diane Caplan. Photo by Herb Hochman
27 Victoria Brink, left, and Cynthia Sinatra at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Victoria Brink, left, and Cynthia Sinatra. Photo by Herb Hochman
24 Roland Garcia and Jacquie Baly at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Roland Garcia and Jacquie Baly. Photo by Herb Hochman
18 Laura Max Nelson and Ben Rose at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Laura Max Nelson and Ben Rose. Photo by Herb Hochman
22 Michael DeMarse at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Michael DeMarse. Photo by Herb Hochman
21 Mark Wood and Christine Johnson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Mark Wood and Christine Johnson. Photo by Herb Hochman
13 Hector Villareal and Elizabeth Frost at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Hector Villareal and Elizabeth Frost. Photo by Herb Hochman
8 Beth Bryant, left, and Sabra Martin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Beth Bryant, left, and Sabra Martin. Photo by Herb Hochman
9 Bruce Padilla, left, and Shelby Kibodeaux at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Bruce Padilla, left, and Shelby Kibodeaux. Photo by Herb Hochman
14 Jennifer Roosth, left, and Dana Kervin Clark at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Jennifer Roosth, left, and Dana Kervin Clark. Photo by Herb Hochman
25 Sonia Soto, left, and Debbie Elias the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Sonia Soto, left, and Debbie Elias. Photo by Herb Hochman
19 Leisa Holland Nelson, left, and Laura Max Nelson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
Leisa Holland-Nelson, left, and Laura Max Nelson. Photo by Herb Hochman
11 Dr. Franklin Rose, and Cindi Rose, from left, with Reuben Rolf at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
17 Kim Padgett, left, and Jessica Rossman at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
2 Alex Martinez and Diane Caplan at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
27 Victoria Brink, left, and Cynthia Sinatra at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
24 Roland Garcia and Jacquie Baly at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
18 Laura Max Nelson and Ben Rose at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
22 Michael DeMarse at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
21 Mark Wood and Christine Johnson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
13 Hector Villareal and Elizabeth Frost at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
8 Beth Bryant, left, and Sabra Martin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
9 Bruce Padilla, left, and Shelby Kibodeaux at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
14 Jennifer Roosth, left, and Dana Kervin Clark at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
25 Sonia Soto, left, and Debbie Elias the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014
19 Leisa Holland Nelson, left, and Laura Max Nelson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Shades of Roses kick off party July 2014

The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation reached beyond its traditional culinary boundaries by landing in Seasons 52 for the kickoff party for its Shades of Roses dinner, held annually at Fleming's River Oaks. Thanks to the hospitality of Seasons managing partner Reuben Rolf, the group got off to an early start for the Sept. 14 dinner.

More than 200 poured in for this lively kickoff that had dinner chairs Kim Padgett and Jessica Rossman beaming. Joining them at the Seasons 52 party were Shades of Roses honorees Alex Martinez and Diane Caplan, both of whom have experienced the effects of cancer in their families.

 Guests purchased more than $4,000 in raffle tickets and brought in more than 50 bottles of wine and champagne for the big dinner. 

While restaurant staff put on a spread of exotic flatbreads, shrimp, scallops and stuffed mushrooms and singer/songwriter Michael DeMarse provided entertainment on his 12-string guitar, guests purchased more than $4,000 in raffle tickets and brought in more than 50 bottles of wine and champagne for the big dinner.

The party crowd included Rose Ribbon Foundation founders Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose plus newly engaged Laura Max Nelson and Ben Rose, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Cynthia Sinatra, Victoria Brink, Roland Garcia, Rachel and Dr. James Suliburk, J. Michael Stoltz, Elizabeth Frost, David Arpin, Beth Bryant and Sue Habib of Lexis Florist, providing flowers for the Fleming's dinner.

They were among those snapping up tickets (priced from $250 to $500) for the dinner, limited to 200, which is always a sellout. 

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