Shelby's Social Diary
This sold-out dinner goes late into the night: When charity is a hot ticket
A seat at the table for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation dinner is a precious commodity that each year is limited to 200 quick starters who are first with reservations for the fundraiser at Fleming's River Oaks. Sunday night's dinner was no exception as the event sold out six weeks before show time — Facebook invitation only.
Applause, applause for chairs John Evatz, Kim Padgett and Jessica Rossman and honorees Diane Caplan and Alex Martinez, recipients of the Tracey Hilfman Award, all of whom contributed to the evening's success.
This partying crowd was having such a good time that no one wanted to leave, staying until the lights started blinking at 1 a.m.
Guests bid generously on silent and live auction items, supped on a delish dinner compliments of Fleming's and operating partner Sam Governale and swayed to the tunes of Kristine Millsand Michael DeMarse. Highlight of the evening for Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation CEO Cindi Rose was a proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker declaring Sept. 14 Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day in Houston.
Following dinner and a moving testimonial from Michel Eter on breast reconstruction made possible through the foundation, the lively crowd broke out the cognac and cigars from Lucho's Hector Villarreal. In fact, this partying crowd was having such a good time that no one wanted to leave, staying until the lights started blinking at 1 a.m.