November 9, 2007

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas, Angie Summers Column: These Partygoers Rustle Up a Good Time for a Good Cause

By Angie Summers, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas

Nov. 9--Guests mingled, lights twinkled and money was raised for cancer research and education during the Silver Spurs Western Gala held Oct. 20 at Lindero Ranch in Irving.

Proceeds from the 19th annual party, co-chaired by Tom and Pat Jacoby, benefit the Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas.

Jim Babcock and Anna-Leigh London served as honorary co-chairmen.

Babcock also donated the highlight of the live auction: Lil' Gal. The cutting and reining horse now belongs to a group of investors including Joe and Doreen Bruner, B.J. Hall, Val and Linda Gibson, Michael and Marty Reiswig along with Al and Laura DiStefano.

The horse is valued at $100,000, and the group purchased the mare for $53,000. The mare is not the main prize, though. Her foal is. The sire is a $7 million horse named Smart Chic Olena.

There were lots of great auction items, including a large package of toys snagged by Sharon and Manis Mullarky. The duo plans to donate the items to Toys for Tots .

Another fun couple? Joe and Sylvia Potter. The Cedar Hill residents raised the most money to be named Mr. and Mrs. Silver Spurs.

The gala featured great auction items and great music by Johnny D and the Doo Wops.

The only party pooper was entertainer Chris Cagle. Although he promised to mingle with guests during a pre-party VIP reception, Cagle decided he was too tired and stayed on his tour bus.

It wasn't the organizer's fault, and it reflected poorly on the singer. People were waiting to meet him.

Apple a day: Keep the doctor away and help support community charities during the annual apple sale organized by members of the Six Flags Sunrise club of Kiwanis International.

Members are now taking orders during the Apple Jack Ware Memorial Apple Sale, named in honor of former club member Jack Ware who sold an estimated 2 million apples to benefit the organization before his death in 1998.

Apples -- Granny Smith or Extra Fancy Red -- are $15 for a gift box of 20 apples, $22 for 50 apples and $37 for 100 apples. They will be ready for pickup Monday through Nov. 21 and Dec. 15-22 at Metro Webb Wholesale Food Service, 2700 W. Pioneer Parkway, Suite A.

Call 817-701-2800 or e-mail [email protected] for orders or more information.

Scout supper: Boy Scout Troop 118 will hold its annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church, 3900 Morris Lane. Tickets are $5 at the door.

If you know boys interested in joining the Cub Scouts, then tell them to attend Bob's Big Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2625 S. Cooper St.

Admission is free.

The Cub Scouts are open to boys ages 7 to 10.

Call Bob Horak at 817-291-1810 for more information.

[email protected] Angie Summers, 817-548-5405


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