Having a Ball

Junior League shows Dallas how it's done at marvelous 52nd annual ball

Junior League shows Dallas how it's done at marvelous 52nd annual ball

Noelle LeVeaux, Kate Rose Marquez, Joanna Clarke, and Gillian Breidenbach, jld ball 2014
Noelle LeVeaux, Kate Rose Marquez, Joanna Clarke, Gillian Breidenbach Photo by Dana Driensky
Annika Cail, Wendy Messmann, and Katy Bock, jld ball 2014
Annika Call, Wendy Messmann, Katy Bock Photo by Dana Driensky
Heather Roberts, Laura Johnson, Julie Bagley, JLD ball 2014
Heather Roberts, Laura Johnson, Julie Bagley Photo by Dana Driensky
Tyler Perkins and Shivangi Pokharel, jld ball 2014
Tyler Perkins, Shivangi Pokharel Photo by Dana Driensky
Susan Wells Jenevein and Bob Jenevein, jld ball 2014
Susan Wells Jenevein, Bob Jenevein Photo by Dana Driensky
Wendy Messmann and Boyd Messmann, jld ball 2014
Wendy Messmann, Boyd Messmann Photo by Dana Driensky
Katherine LaLonde and Gillian Breidenbach, jld ball
Katherine LaLonde, Gillian Breidenbach Photo by Dana Driensky
Laura Johnson and David Johnson, JLD Ball 2014
Laura Johnson, David Johnson Photo by Dana Driensky
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014
This year's theme was “Rio Carnival ... A Night in La Cidade Maravilhosa ... The Marvelous City.” Photo by Dana Driensky
jld gala 2014
Bob Scheider brought down the house. Photo by Dana Driensky
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014
The entrance set the tone for the evening. Photo by Dana Driensky
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014
A drumline led guests into the Chantilly Ballroom. Photo by Dana Driensky
Noelle LeVeaux, Kate Rose Marquez, Joanna Clarke, and Gillian Breidenbach, jld ball 2014
Annika Cail, Wendy Messmann, and Katy Bock, jld ball 2014
Heather Roberts, Laura Johnson, Julie Bagley, JLD ball 2014
Tyler Perkins and Shivangi Pokharel, jld ball 2014
Susan Wells Jenevein and Bob Jenevein, jld ball 2014
Wendy Messmann and Boyd Messmann, jld ball 2014
Katherine LaLonde and Gillian Breidenbach, jld ball
Laura Johnson and David Johnson, JLD Ball 2014
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014
jld gala 2014
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2014

More than 600 supporters filled the Hilton Anatole for the 52nd annual Junior League of Dallas Ball. Although the crowd comprised mostly the glam gals of the Junior League, there were quite a few handsome gentlemen there to share in the momentous occasion.

In keeping with the theme, “Rio Carnival ... A Night in La Cidade Maravilhosa ... The Marvelous City,” masquerade dancers flanked the entrance to greet guests, who began the evening sharing cocktails and stories about a fantastic year of service and leadership in the community.

Following the cocktail reception, a drumline led attendees — including Noelle LeVeaux, Kate Rose Marquez, Joanna Clarke, Gillian Breidenbach, Annika Cail and Katy Bock — into the Chantilly Ballroom, which was a vision of silver and gold, with abstract table arrangements filled with ostrich and peacock feathers.

Once the group was seated, ball chair Wendy Messmann and Junior League of Dallas president Laura Johnson reflected on the league’s accomplishments and celebrated the JLD’s many donors, members and volunteers. Katherine LaLonde and Margaret Crow, this year’s honorary chairs, were also given some much-deserved recognition.

After an elegant meal of confit duck leg pozole, grilled filet of beef chimichurri, and cinnamon ice cream chocolate sundaes, it was time for the real party to begin. The Junior League enlisted Bob Schneider to share in the celebration, and he obliged with a one-of-a-kind musical performance featuring funk, soul, folk, country and rock. The evening ended with a late-night party featuring entertainment by Professor D.

Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas trains members for effective participation in the community and is dedicated to the belief that volunteer service is an essential part of responsible citizenship.