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Dallas socials wish big for deserving mothers at country chic affair

Dallas socials wish big for deserving mothers at country chic affair

Bob Rountree, Melissa Rountree
Bob Rountree, Melissa Rountree Photo by Bob Manzano
Laura Downing, LeeAnne Locken, Tricia Sims
Laura Downing, LeeAnne Locken, Tricia Sims Photo by Bob Manzano
Heather Bryan, Melissa Cary, Missy Phipps, Holly Reed
Heather Bryan, Melissa Cary, Missy Phipps, Holly Reed Photo by Bob Manzano
Tanya Norris, Brian Norris
Tanya Norris, Brian Norris Photo by Bob Manzano
Austin Spencer, Kaitlyn Roberts, Russell Spencer, Ethan Spencer
Austin Spencer, Kaitlyn Roberts, Russell Spencer, Ethan Spencer Photo by Bob Manzano
Aundrea Whalen, Natashia Mosier, Kristen Greenberg, Kunthear Mam-Douglas
Aundrea Whalen, Natashia Mosier, Kristen Greenberg, Kunthear Mam-Douglas Photo by Bob Manzano
Blushington at Ally's Wish Boots & Blessings Gala 2016
Blushington was there for quick makeovers. Photo by Bob Manzano
Amanda Widlund, Breana Parker, Hamilton A. Sneed, Lacy Ball, Lydia Irwin
Amanda Widlund, Breana Parker, Hamilton A. Sneed, Lacy Ball, Lydia Irwin Photo by Bob Manzano
Ally's Wish Boots & Blessings Gala 2016
It was a full house at Gilley's Dallas. Photo by Bob Manzano
ally's wish boots, blessings gala
Britnee Kellogg grabs a selfie with guests. Photo by Bob Menzano
ally's wish boots, blessings gala
Guests getting their boots shined. Photo by Bob Menzano
Jessi Moreau, Ese Azenabor, Tricia Sims
Jessi Moreau, Ese Azenabor, Tricia Sims Photo by Bob Manzano
Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers
Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers Photo by Bob Manzano
Michael Wimmer, J'Nell Wimmer
Michael Wimmer, J'Nell Wimmer Photo by Bob Manzano
Nicole Barrett, Regina Bruce
Nicole Barrett, Regina Bruce Photo by Bob Manzano
Bob Rountree, Melissa Rountree
Laura Downing, LeeAnne Locken, Tricia Sims
Heather Bryan, Melissa Cary, Missy Phipps, Holly Reed
Tanya Norris, Brian Norris
Austin Spencer, Kaitlyn Roberts, Russell Spencer, Ethan Spencer
Aundrea Whalen, Natashia Mosier, Kristen Greenberg, Kunthear Mam-Douglas
Blushington at Ally's Wish Boots & Blessings Gala 2016
Amanda Widlund, Breana Parker, Hamilton A. Sneed, Lacy Ball, Lydia Irwin
Ally's Wish Boots & Blessings Gala 2016
ally's wish boots, blessings gala
ally's wish boots, blessings gala
Jessi Moreau, Ese Azenabor, Tricia Sims
Kersten Rettig, Clark Knippers
Michael Wimmer, J'Nell Wimmer
Nicole Barrett, Regina Bruce

What: Ally’s Wish Boots & Blessings Gala 2016

Where: Gilley’s Dallas

The 411: More than 300 people dusted off their boots and bling for the second annual gala for Ally’s Wish. On the agenda were performances by the Breckenridge Band and Britnee Kellogg, Texas barbecue and cocktails, and the all-important silent and live auctions. Special guest Tanya Norris, a Keller mom battling an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, was there to remind guests of their purpose in attending: to grant wishes for young mothers battling terminal illnesses in North Texas and across the country.

Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken, the evening’s emcee, kept the program moving and encouraged everyone to give big. And give big they did — more than $30,000 during the live auction and “Fund A Wish,” ensuring that five of the current nine wish requests from mothers spanning New York, Chicago, Colorado, Texas, and more would be fulfilled.

Inspired by the loss of their dear friend, Allyson Hendrickson, to ovarian cancer, Missy Phipps, Holly Reed, Melissa Cary, and Heather Bryan founded Ally’s Wish. In just two years, the women have raised more than $150,000 and granted wishes like helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon and adventures swimming with dolphins to 16 mothers.

Who: Gala chair Laura Downing, honorary chair Tricia Sims, Tommy Vieth, Tom Irwin, Kersten Rettig, Kunthear and Scott Douglas, Pat and Larry ConnerJessi Moreau, and Ese Azenabor.

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