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Moonlight Ball shines elegant light on good works of Ronald McDonald House

Moonlight Ball shines light on good works of Ronald McDonald House

tom daulton, jan daulton, david emmons, melinda emmons, drew dossett, natalie dossett, sally mcwilliams, mike mcwilliams, moonlight ball
Tom Daulton, Jan Daulton, David Emmons, Melinda Emmons, Drew Dossett, Natalie Dossett, Sally McWilliams, Mike McWilliams Photo by Sunny Lohden
Drew Dossett, Natalie Dossett, Moonlight Ball
Drew Dossett, Natalie Dossett Photo by Sunny Lohden
Mary Rooney, Tim Rooney, Caroline Gehan, moonlight ball
Mary Rooney, Tim Rooney, Caroline Gehan Photo by Sunny Lohden
Corey Underwood, Brett Spinning, Moonlight Ball
Corey Underwood, Brett Spinning Photo by Sunny Lohden
Natalie Dossett, moonlight ball
Natalie Dossett Photo by Sunny Lohden
Bunny Ginsburg, Harold Ginsburg, Moonlight Ball
Bunny Ginsburg, Harold Ginsburg Photo by Sunny Lohden
Presley Mock, Lynn Mock, Matt Mattingly, Pam Mattingly, moonlight ball
Presley Mock, Lynn Mock, Matt Mattingly, Pam Mattingly Photo by Sunny Lohden
Mike McWilliams, Sally McWilliams, moonlight ball
Mike McWilliams, Sally McWilliams Photo by Sunny Lohden
Jill Cumnock, Kris Cumnock, Moonlight Ball
Jill Cumnock, Kris Cumnock Photo by Sunny Lohden
Jan Daulton, Melinda Emmons, Moonlight Ball
Jan Daulton, Melinda Emmons Photo by Sunny Lohden
Doug Smellage, Ann Smellage, Moonlight Ball
Doug Smellage, Ann Smellage Photo by Sunny Lohden
Eugenia Paul King, Frank Paul King, Moonlight Ball
 Eugenia King and Frank King Photo by Sunny Lohden
Carol Poldolsky, Dan Poldolsky, Moonlight Ball
Carol Poldolsky, Dan Poldolsky Photo by Sunny Lohden
tom daulton, jan daulton, david emmons, melinda emmons, drew dossett, natalie dossett, sally mcwilliams, mike mcwilliams, moonlight ball
Drew Dossett, Natalie Dossett, Moonlight Ball
Mary Rooney, Tim Rooney, Caroline Gehan, moonlight ball
Corey Underwood, Brett Spinning, Moonlight Ball
Natalie Dossett, moonlight ball
Bunny Ginsburg, Harold Ginsburg, Moonlight Ball
Presley Mock, Lynn Mock, Matt Mattingly, Pam Mattingly, moonlight ball
Mike McWilliams, Sally McWilliams, moonlight ball
Jill Cumnock, Kris Cumnock, Moonlight Ball
Jan Daulton, Melinda Emmons, Moonlight Ball
Doug Smellage, Ann Smellage, Moonlight Ball
Eugenia Paul King, Frank Paul King, Moonlight Ball
Carol Poldolsky, Dan Poldolsky, Moonlight Ball

Hundreds of twinkling votive candles and gorgeous arrangements of white hydrangeas, roses, tulips and dogwood blossoms set the stage for the 10th annual Moonlight Ball benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Co-chairs Jan Daulton and Melinda Emmons greeted guests warmly during the cocktail reception that preceded a three-course dinner at Brook Hollow Golf Club.

Before the meal began, 2014 board chairwoman Natalie Dossett delivered a heartfelt message about the important work that RMHD does for the families who stay there. She then introduced honorary chairmen Sally and Mike McWilliams, who have served RMHD for the past 25 years.

Sally began volunteering as a Junior Leaguer 25 years ago and still volunteers at the front desk every week. She has also served on the board and in other leadership roles, as has her husband, who was the board chairman in 2010 and 2011.

The evening concluded with guests — including Pam and Matt Mattingly, Ann and Doug Smellage, Mary and Tim Rooney, and Bunny and Harold Ginsburg — dancing the night away to music by Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

In the last decade, the Moonlight Ball has raised more than $1.5 million for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas to aid in its mission to serve and sustain families when serious illness or injury strikes the most cherished part of their lives: their children.