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Ronald McDonald House patrons gather for intimate affair in anticipation of Moonlight Ball

Ronald McDonald House patrons gather for intimate affair in anticipation of Moonlight Ball

Beth Ewing, Fin Ewing
Beth Ewing , Fin Ewing Photo by Jeremy Brown
Sandra Estess, Stephen Rury
Sandra Estess , Stephen Rury Photo by Jeremy Brown
Melissa Utley, Grey Stogner, Mona Stogner
Melissa Utley , Grey Stogner , Mona Stogner Photo by Jeremy Brown
Claude Wilson, Emilynn Wilson
Claude Wilson , Emilynn Wilson Photo by Jeremy Brown
Tim Hauser, Melinda Hauser
Tim Hauser , Melinda Hauser Photo by Jeremy Brown
Lauri Hainsfurhter, Mike Hainsfurther
Lauri Hainsfurhter , Mike Hainsfurther Photo by Jeremy Brown
Vera Bangs, Ronnie Holman, Cecilie Holman
Vera Bangs , Ronnie Holman , Cecilie Holman Photo by Jeremy Brown
Michele Dunn, Emilynn Wilson, Melissa Utley
Michele Dunn , Emilynn Wilson , Melissa Utley Photo by Jeremy Brown
Nancy Kerr, Jill Cumnock, Whitney Newell
Nancy Kerr , Jill Cumnock , Whitney Newell Photo by Jeremy Brown
Stephen Gottsacker, Nancy Gottsacker
Stephen Gottsacker , Nancy Gottsacker Photo by Jeremy Brown
Dick Ronchetti, Carol Ronchetti
Dick Ronchetti , Carol Ronchetti Photo by Jeremy Brown
Beth Ewing, Fin Ewing
Sandra Estess, Stephen Rury
Melissa Utley, Grey Stogner, Mona Stogner
Claude Wilson, Emilynn Wilson
Tim Hauser, Melinda Hauser
Lauri Hainsfurhter, Mike Hainsfurther
Vera Bangs, Ronnie Holman, Cecilie Holman
Michele Dunn, Emilynn Wilson, Melissa Utley
Nancy Kerr, Jill Cumnock, Whitney Newell
Stephen Gottsacker, Nancy Gottsacker
Dick Ronchetti, Carol Ronchetti

Generous supporters Beth and Fin Ewing hosted a lovely patron party in their home in preparation for the 2013 Moonlight Ball benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. At the gathering, event co-chair Melissa Utley thanked sponsors and honorary chairmen Lauri and Mike Hainsfurther for their devotion to the organization.

Lauri expressed her gratitude for the supporters in the crowd. She also shared a personal anecdote, that her children and the Utley children grew up cooking and serving meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House. 

After heartfelt words from RMH Dallas CEO Jill Cumnock, guests such as Vera Bangs, Cecilie and Ronnie Holman, Nancy Kerr, Pam Ellerman, Pam and Matt Mattingly, Sandra Estess, and Amy and Scott Hatfield sipped on cocktails and savored roast beef sliders as they chatted about the upcoming fete at Brook Hollow Golf Club on April 6.  

The Moonlight Ball helps the Ronald McDonald House provide a comfortable home environment, with meals, laundry and transportation, to families with ill children in nearby hospitals. Tickets to the ball can be purchased online for $500 each.