This past April, more than 300 guests danced away an evening to the music of Group Therapy at Southminster School’s Denim & Diamonds Gala in the Stafford Civic Center. In addition to providing entertainment, the 13th biennial event also raised funds for school programs to the tune of more than $100,000.
Specifically, proceeds will be used to purchase new classroom computers and software, and to enhance the school’s fine-arts program.
Denim & Diamonds featured a raffle for a 2010 Camaro, donated by presenting sponsor Texas Direct Auto, which was won by Bernie Garcia of Sugar Land.
Also a big winner was Lawrence Ribbeck of Sugar Land, who won a one-carat diamond from Diamond Cutters International.
Morning co-host on SportsTalk 790 Matt Jackson served as the Master of Ceremonies, and Judge Jim Richard held court over the live auction.
“It was wonderful to witness the generosity of those in attendance,” said Lisa Tagliarino, gala co-chair. “People everywhere are more careful with their money these days, but when it came to helping children with their educations, there was no hesitation among them.”