Sampling specially selected wines, feasting on a delicacy of cheeses and strolling among original artwork displayed by area artists against the backdrop of the gentle sounds of live music – that’s what made the Women’s Club charity event “An Evening to Remember” The Robson community, sponsors, artists, Grill staff and club members enthusiastically supported the event on the evening of June 11 benefitting Hearts for Homes and the Monsignor King Outreach Center of Denton.
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and the Wildhorse Grill created combinations that made our mouths sing. Not only did the pairings boost the wine’s flavor, but likewise enhanced the savory essence of the cheese as well. The tasting included three distinct wines, each of excellent quality and something a bit different. A light bodied white blend accompanied smoked gouda; a sweeter red blend was a pleasing contrast to tangy gorgonzola; and soft-ripening and creamy brie struck the perfect balance with the lively sparkling rosé.
Talented artists from our own Robson Ranch community and the Metroplex were showcased in the gallery-like feel of the ballroom. The artwork, a variety of visual elements taking the form of oils, watercolors, mixed medium, charcoal, pencil and photography, mostly reflected daily activities while some brought us into a world of imagination and dreams. An opportunity to visit with the artists and purchase their work was offered throughout the evening.
The mellow sound of smooth jazz was performed by the musical trio of Rebecca Bafford on piano, Lynn Seaton on bass and Steve Barnes on drums. The soft, melodic sounds with cool, urban grooves created a soothing backdrop for a relaxed evening to mingle with friends and neighbors.
As a special offering at the event’s silent auction, signed The Elf on the Shelf books and three pieces of artwork were graciously donated by illustrator and painter Coe Steinwart. This was in addition to a beautifully arranged planter from Calloway’s Nursery and unbelievable gift baskets filled to the brim with wine, spirits and cheese and wine, and bar accessories.
But it is undoubtedly the generous donation of $2,000 from Ciera Bank and the Robson community’s many supporters that made this year’s charity event so successful. It was an elegant and unforgettable evening all to raise funds for two dedicated charities serving the most vulnerable: low income seniors and the homeless. Poet Robert South said it best, “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”