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Treasure Street lures supporters to Scottish Rite for fun Texas-themed fete

Treasure Street lures supporters to Scottish Rite for fun Texas fete

Molly Heckendorn, Brittani Travelstead, Breean Nugent, Heather Torres, Michelle DeVore
Molly Heckendorn, Brittani Travelstead, Breean Nugent, Heather Torres, Michelle DeVore Photo by Lee Baker
Sarah Mankin, Cody Mankin
Sarah Mankin, Cody Mankin Photo by Sarah Lassen
DJ Lucy Wrubel with Gideon Powell, Michelle McAdam, Caleb Powell, Chris Landers, Whitney Landers, Abigail Powell
Gideon Powell, Michelle McAdam, Caleb Powell, Lucy Wrubel, Chris Landers, Whitney Landers, Abigail Powell  Photo by Rick Smith
Dan Branch, Stacey Branch, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter
Dan Branch, Stacey Branch, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter  Photo by Sarah Lassen
Christina Riccio, Dr. Tony Riccio, Dr. Brandon Ramo, Stacie Ramo
Christina Riccio, Dr. Tony Riccio, Dr. Brandon Ramo, Stacie Ramo Photo by Sarah Lassen
Blake Weaver, Karen Weaver, Christian Keeley, Brian Keeley
Blake Weaver, Karen Weaver, Christian Keeley, Brian Keeley Photo by Rick Smith
Daniel Branch, Heather Young
Rex Womble, Kitty Kay, Adair Neely, Robert Neely  Photo by Rick Smith
Daniel Branch, Heather Young
Daniel Branch, Heather Young Photo by Sarah Lassen
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter, Harold Carter, Bitsy Carter, Margaret Carter, Syd Carter, Lark Montgomery, J. C. Montgomery Jr.
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter, Harold Carter, Bitsy Carter, Margaret Carter, Syd Carter, Lark Montgomery, J. C. Montgomery Jr.
Dee Carter with hospital volunteers Kathy Steuck, Chris Barto, Gwen Comer
Dee Carter with hospital volunteers Kathy Steuck, Chris Barto and Gwen Comer  Photo by Lee Baker
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Lisa Sucato, Dr. Dan Sucato
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Lisa Sucato, Dr. Dan Sucato Photo by Sarah Lassen
Lauren Geppert, Todd Whitmore, Andrew Whitmore
Lauren Geppert, Todd Whitthorne, Andrew Whitthorne Photo by Lee Baker
Molly Heckendorn, Brittani Travelstead, Breean Nugent, Heather Torres, Michelle DeVore
Sarah Mankin, Cody Mankin
DJ Lucy Wrubel with Gideon Powell, Michelle McAdam, Caleb Powell, Chris Landers, Whitney Landers, Abigail Powell
Dan Branch, Stacey Branch, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter
Christina Riccio, Dr. Tony Riccio, Dr. Brandon Ramo, Stacie Ramo
Blake Weaver, Karen Weaver, Christian Keeley, Brian Keeley
Daniel Branch, Heather Young
Daniel Branch, Heather Young
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Dee Carter, Dodge Carter, Harold Carter, Bitsy Carter, Margaret Carter, Syd Carter, Lark Montgomery, J. C. Montgomery Jr.
Dee Carter with hospital volunteers Kathy Steuck, Chris Barto, Gwen Comer
Bob Walker, Pat Walker, Lisa Sucato, Dr. Dan Sucato
Lauren Geppert, Todd Whitmore, Andrew Whitmore

More than 1,000 supporters of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children enjoyed an evening under the stars at the hospital’s largest annual fundraiser, Treasure Street. These philanthropists may know how to have a good time, but they mean business, having raised more than $8 million for the care of young patients since the inception of this signature event in 1996.

Event co-chairs Stacey and State Rep. Dan Branch truly outdid themselves, working with the theme "The Great State of Texas" to bring guests some of the best comfort food around.

Their best move was bringing in chef chair Janice Provost of Parigi, who served wild boar Frito pie right from the bag. Lisa Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse offered peppered beef tenderloin and chopped blue cheese salad, while Wayne Bartley came all the way from Arkansas to make his Dutch oven peach cobbler onsite.

Guests also partook of mini brisket tacos from Matt’s Rancho Martinez, catfish sliders with spicy Cajun remoulade and praline pecan bites from 3015 at Trinity Groves, pork ribs and baked potato casserole from Sammy’s BBQ, and Little Leaguers sliders and Blue Bell ice cream from Balls Hamburgers. Komali provided margaritas.

Dressed in jeans, boots and other Western attire, supporters — including Dee and Dodge Carter, Betsy and Richard Eiseman Jr., Bob Walker, Dr. Dan Sucato, Dr. Steve Richards, J.C. Montgomery Jr., Dr. Tony Herring, Dr. Karl Rathjen, and Lori Ashmore-Peters — were entertained by the one and only DJ Lucy Wrubel and country artist Stoney LaRue.

And, like most successful philanthropic events, the auction was the subject of much attention, with a 1929 Model A Ford and three custom all-terrain hunting buggies up for grabs. A ladies Hermès watch generously donated by Eiseman Jewels was also raffled off.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders. Admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay.