by | December 6, 2019 | Society

Ranch Chic Fashion Show

Fashion4The American Cancer Society hosted its 14th Annual Ranch Chic Fashion Show; an evening of fun, food and fashion. Guests (more than 450) took a chance by purchasing raffle tickets for an onyx ring or tried their luck at the James Avery Jewelry Pull, before settling in for the style show featuring cancer survivors and celebrities modeling the latest in western wear from Cavender’s Boot City. Models included children and adult cancer survivors, as well as TV personalities, strutting western duds and furs courtesy of Elegant Furs, and jewelry by Kendra Scott and James Avery. Bill Taylor emceed the event and Michal Waechter chaired the show which raised funds for cancer patients and their families in San Antonio.

11th Annual Starry Night CAMP Gala

Karen CAMP Board and Gala Chair and Tony Ridout

CAMP Board and Gala Chair Karen and Tony Ridout

The Children’s Association For Maximum Potential (CAMP) hosted the 11th Annual Starry Night CAMP Gala, celebrating their 40th Anniversary of serving children and adults with special needs.

They provide year-round recreational experiences for individuals with special needs (aged 5-50), regardless of the disability. CAMP’s intentional programming alleviates medical, physical, developmental and intellectual barriers for more than 1,500 campers through medically safe recreational activities and social interactions. No other camping program in South Texas meets the physical, medical and emotional needs of this population.

CAMP is a 55-acre summer camp in the Texas Hill Country. Campers participate in nine one-week residential sessions with traditional camping activities such as swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, archery, music recreation, arts & crafts, karaoke and a CAMP dance.

Year-round programming is available in both the Hill Country and in San Antonio offering Respite Weekends, Parents Night Out, Teen and Adult Day Adventures, TADA Life Skills Programs, and Family Retreats.

The annual gala helped raise funds to ensure every camper gets to participate — regardless of their disability, and every parent gets a rest — regardless of their family income.

Alamo Heights Reunion

Stone Werks in Alamo Heights was the gathering place for the 150 alumni from the class of 1979 who gathered to celebrate reunion weekend. Weekend events included golf at the Quarry followed by a get together on the patio at Stone Werks and an Alamo Heights football game. The following morning began with a school tour of the alma mater, directed by Mr. Paul Foerster; and dinner and dancing at the Petroleum Club.

Gardenia Club

Gardenia new members

Gardenia new members

The San Antonio Gardenia Club welcomed new members and celebrated 60 years of fun, friendships, and Fine Arts Philanthropy. New members were joined by old members after a recent board meeting.

December 12
Poinsettia Ball – Grand Hyatt
7 – 11 PM
Friends of Hospice is hosting their 30th Poinsettia Ball to help raise funds for San Antonio’s uninsured and underinsured hospice patients and their families. Enjoy an evening with cocktails, a double entrée dinner, and live music by the Nash Hernandez Orchestra.

January 18
Let’s Rodeo Ball – Freeman Coliseum
6:30 – 11:30 PM
This 21 and up celebration is a significant fundraising event that supports the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund. There will be plenty of entertainment with performances by Gary Allen and David Lee Murphy. Enjoy dancing and delicious food. The attire for the evening is Western Glitz.

January 15 – 19
San Antonio Cocktail Conference – Various Venues
Houston Street Charities hosts this one-of-a-kind conference and donates 100% of the profits to local children’s charities. This unique conference offers educational seminars, guided tastings, paired dinners, and cocktail parties that bring together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.

January 25
Love Run 5k – City Church BANDERA ROAD
8 – 11 AM
This family-friendly walk/run helps bring together the community to support the Social Action Fund. All of the profits from this event aid in poverty relief efforts and create long-term solutions for communities in San Antonio, Mexico, and Liberia. This community event will have a pre-race stretch, special performances, and food trucks.


By Leslie Foley

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