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RECAP: Bandana Ball & Auction 2012

Co-Chairs Hawley and Royce Poinsett with auctioneer Gayle Stallings
Co-Chairs Hawley and Royce Poinsett with auctioneer Gayle Stallings

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas celebrated their 23rd Annual Bandana Ball at the magnificent Wild Onion Ranch in South Austin.

The record-breaking event raised $412,000 through the support of 850 guests. The evening’s live auction “Sponsor a Family” portion alone raised $101,500 to support local families.

Party-goers had a chance to bid on a fabulous array of almost 200 auction items. Among the luxury items up for bid included tropical getaways, a Los Angeles TV audience-filled experience and an ultimate sportsman package.

The party was filled with delectable bites by 2Dine4 Catering, specialty cocktails, mechanical bull riding (ye-haw!) and entertainment by the Spazmatics. The crowd reveled in the music and energy of the evening – that dance floor was packed until the last song was played.

The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging and support services in a nurturing, home-like environment where families stay together while caring for their critically ill or injured children receiving treatment in Austin-area hospitals.

Photos by Stacey Harrell | 501(c)andids

Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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