The 2012 Baron's Ball theme was "Ring of Hope."
Aunt Carolyn made all of the table decorations herself
She also made all of the HOPE signs...
The Cranky Queen, Heiress Aunt Carolyn & Cranky Em
These were candles "In Honor" or "In Memory" of our loved ones sponsored by different people. They are "STARS OF HOPE"...
My Aunt adores LSU...this was her favorite boot!
Check out this "newspaper" boot~
Did I mention that Aunt Carolyn was the 2012 Honorary Chairman & presented her inspirational journey.
Pictured above is our generous & kind friend, Stephanie, & my Mother, Emily Ruth~
Pictured on the right is Stephanie & the one & only, Cranky Queen~
The evening was a success & the hard work of many "paid" off raising funds to help local cancer patients as they battle the disease! A live & silent auction, Gold, Sterling & Silver sponsors, table sponsors & Stars of Hope donations all helped to raise over $100,000.00!
|Good Bags For All Of The Guests...|
A group party pic of many of Aunt Carolyn's pals...
|Pam & Em|
Aunt Carolyn, Stephanie & Emily Ruth strikin' a pose
|Conway Twitty~a very good friend of my Dad's|
|Johnny Cash~the man of honor this night|
|Willie Nelson~my favorite country western singer|
By the end of the evening, we were all "happily" exhausted...As I embraced that moment, I said a little prayer thanking God for my Aunt Carolyn...her will to fight & never give up, her encouragement to family & friends even when she was ill, & her infinite faith are all gifts that I cherish & admire.
STAY CALM & SUPPORT THE CAUSE!