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'The Best Little Drag Show in Texas' Mint Julep party rocks H-Town with spirited fundraiser

Legacy's annual Mint Julep party is the zaniest drag show in H-Town

Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016
Ginger Grant leads Legacy's 14th annual Mint Julep drag show. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Bryan Hlavinka, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Michael Pearce, Matt Burrus
Bryan Hlavinka, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Michael Pearce, Matt Burrus. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Anita Mercy
Anita Mercy. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Orlando Tribute
The tribute to victims of the Orlando shootings. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Sylvia Highfield, Margie Krause, Cookie Michaels, Cyndy Garza Roberts
Sylvia Highfield, Margie Krause, Cookie Michaels, Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Mona Lott Gill
Mona Lott Gill. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, presenting sponsor Ryan Chuston
Presenting sponsor Ryan Chuston surrounded by friendds. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd
John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Shy Anne, Katy Caldwell
Shy Anne, Katy Caldwell. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Lauren Soliz, Chris Canonico
Lauren Soliz, Chris Canonico. Photo by John Cox Photography
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Bryan Hlavinka, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Michael Pearce, Matt Burrus
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Anita Mercy
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Orlando Tribute
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Sylvia Highfield, Margie Krause, Cookie Michaels, Cyndy Garza Roberts
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Mona Lott Gill
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, presenting sponsor Ryan Chuston
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, John Pettiette, Chree Boydstun, Keith Dodd
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Shy Anne, Katy Caldwell
Legacy Mint Julep, July 2016, Lauren Soliz, Chris Canonico

Honey, the eyelashes were a mile long, the boobs as buoyant as volleyballs and the fun as big as all of Texas at the 14th annual Mint Julep drag show benefiting Legacy Community Health.

Themed "The Best Little Drag Show in Texas," the event enjoyed references to the popular Best Little Whorehouse in Texas musical beginning with co-emcee Ginger Grant doing her best Dolly Parton lip sync.

South Beach Nightclub rocked Sunday afternoon with the spirited fundraiser that brought in $60,000 in support of Legacy's HIV/AIDS programs and services. Much of the money came in the form of tips for the entertainers. The endless parade of audience members approaching the stage to deliver their dollar bills looked like nothing less than the line for communion in a neighborhood church.

April Ayers, George Burch, Bryan Hlavinka, and Jani Lopez chaired the event that for all of its raucous humor went sedately serious with the musical tribute to the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy as well as to the lives of Prince and David Bowie.

The Legacy team was out in full force including CEO Katy Caldwell and chief development officer Chree Boydston.

Joining the zany afternoon were presenting sponsor Ryan Chuston, Mike Holloman, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Allison Thigpen, Yvonne Cormier, Tony Bravo, Richard Werner, Gary Hammett, Sande Lappin, David LaDuke, Linda Cantu, Alan Dettlaff, Vince Pryor, Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, John Pettiette, and Keith Dodd.

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