Hosts Bobby Dees and Sylvia Forsythe kicked off the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season with more than 100 guests at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Houston Galleria.
The celebration featured cocktails and light bites by 51fifteen and a special live performance by Bubba McNeely and Greg Giacona with backup singer Liz Vaughan. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a collection of portraits created by Gittings to salute 10 couples among the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Leadership Committee.
Couples featured in the collection include: Sharleen and Ron Walkoviak; Pam and Archie Thompson; Zane and Brady Carruth; Janis and Bill Bailey; Nina and Jack Lyons (Rodeo chairman of the board); Lynda and Jim Winne; Victoria and Parker Johnson; Barbara and Don Jordan; Jennifer and Joe Van Matre; and Julie and Alan Kent.
A special thank you was given to Ed McMahon for launching the event and making the evening possible.