Lone Star Stomp’s silver anniversary at the ranch
Consistent with the color psychology of silver, the celebration of a 25th anniversary, this year’s Lone Star Stomp XXV at the George Ranch Historical Park on Sat., Apr. 12, witnessed graceful and sophisticated cultural experiences.
They were of the Fort Bend, Texan community. Full of excitement with live music by the Josh Fuller Band, Jeff Council on the live auctions in addition to the silent and quick draw auctions, the gala was emceed by the popular and entertaining talk radio host of KTRH News Radio, Michael Berry, who jokingly chided Dan Kennerly for thinking he had served on a bank board with a friend of his 25 years ago. “I’m frigging 43,” said Berry. “How old do I look?”
Maybe also kidingly, he said he was going to shave his beard and cut his hair. “Twenty-five years ago, I was in high school,” Berry said in a funny, frantic tone. On the serious side, he acknowledged the outstanding work of the museum association and recognized Billie Wendt as a stand-out with the historical museum effort as a long-time docent. Both Billie and her husband, Jack, are recipients of a Fort Bend County Historical Commission Heritage award in recognition of their contribution of time, talents and finances for historical preservation of the area.
The Southern Belles and Beaux themed event honored the Fort Bend Museum Docent Society. Museum Association Director Claire Rogers in a southern style gown among boots clad gent and lady patrons including Lynn Lyn Adolphus Wicke, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and Pat, visited among the 600 or so guests adding to the ambiance of the gathering along with Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, also an association docent.
This year’s event chair, Lynn C. Hewitt, reports that during the past 24 years, the Lone Star Stomp raised over $1 million to fund educational opportunities due to the museum’s growth. One of only 34 museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Fort Bend County Museum in Richmond is referred to by the Texas Historical Commission as “one of Texas’ best local history showcases.” Visit this story on fortbendstar.com for more photos.
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