Cattle Baron’s Ball Raises Funds for American Cancer Society
By Rob Giardinelli
Photography By Jenny Hartgrove Photography
A long standing Austin event has stampeded back into the Austin social scene in a big way. After taking a year off in 2012, The 19th Annual Cattle Baron’s ball was back in 2013 and was bigger and better than ever. This year guests poured onto the Star Ranch ready to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s event, chaired by Pam and Todd Gilmour, had over 500 attendees and raised much-needed funds for the cause. The Texas-chic crowd arrived and mingled over Deep Eddy cocktails and were then treated to a sampling of a wide range of “Traditional Texas Cuisine” ranging from filet’s to gourmet mac n’ cheese… to everyone’s favorite Texas dessert, white chocolate-covered Oreo’s.
The festivities and atmosphere was as festive as the food, featuring a silent and live auction, an Airstream trailer photo booth, a shot cannon provided by The University of Texas Cowboys and signature hair updo’s created on-site courtesy of the Evelyn Jackson Salon. The best was saved for last as Bob Schneider and the Texas Bluegrass Massacre electrified the crowd, belting out his greatest hits as guests, grateful that one of Austin’s signature galas is back on the scene, danced the night away.