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2022 Cattle Baron's Ball Style Show

By Taylor Grimm

Western fashion and funding for Cancer Research.

The 2022 Cattle Baron’s Ball Style Show was held Thursday, September 8th at The Warehouse event venue in Wichita Falls. With 235 tickets sold, the dinner and fashion show had an amazing turnout. Several local businesses, and many community members had a hand in bringing this night to fruition. Co-Chair of the 2022 Cattle Baron’s Ball, Lindsay Arias said all proceeds from the Style Show will benefit The American Cancer Society, to fund local programs, outreach education, and research. 

The event also allows for important emotional support. Lindsay said, “We want to continue to support those that are fighting this disease and events like Cattle Baron’s Ball Style Show allow us to spotlight and honor these warriors while working towards a cure.” Local boutiques put outfits together and volunteer models, but Style Show Co-Chairs also reach out to local survivors and those currently battling to invite them to model. She said, “It really is a team effort and such a special night! Not only do our local boutiques get involved, but we have some talented local hair and makeup stylists that volunteer their time to ensure cancer survivors and warriors are looking their best!”

While the Style Show is all about fun and fashion, Lindsay said there is usually not a dry eye in the house when you start hearing what these amazing people overcome. Seeing these warriors shine is her favorite part of the event. “They have all endured so much that it’s just so special to give them a chance to have fun and share their story,” she said. 

 Wichita Falls Cattle Baron’s Ball events are only held every other year, so, because of the COVID-19 pandemic there hasn’t been one since 2018! Lindsay said, “We are very excited to be back for 2022 and this year marks the 30th Cattle Baron’s Ball for the Wichita Falls community." 
The Cattle Baron’s Ball Gala & Auction will be October 29 at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center and includes an amazing cowboy cuisine dinner from Eddie Deen Catering, plus live and silent auctions, games, raffles, live concert with Reckless Kelly and an after-party band, Forte. 
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The youngest model and cancer survivor was two-year-old Riplee Veitenheimer. Just four days after his first birthday, Riplee was diagnosed with retinoblastoma—a rare eye cancer that caused him to lose one. His mom Anya said, “We found out he had it through a picture. When you take a picture of a baby and their eyes light up grey or gold something is wrong.” She noticed it and, after a google search, rushed him to the doctor. Within three days he had lost his eye, but now, less than a year later Anya said he is officially a survivor and doing amazing. “Cancer took his eye but not his spirit.”

* Cancer Survivors/Cancer Warriors

Savvy Gurlz 
*Angie Munchrath
*Angie Steele
*Ashley Martinez
Cheyenne Boyd
Christina Bell
Debbie Ripperger 
*Jenna Kerr
Kathy Wellman
Laurie Vickers
*Mary Martin
Sara Frerich
*Shannon Butler
*Alley Buck
Holly Hudnall
*Jeannie Klump
Kat Melvin Von Zehmen
*Laura Whetzel
*Lori Windal
Mary Ann Ruby Bailey
Mindy Anderle
Monica Jones
Nafeesa Gonzales
Ruth Mary Butler
Stacy Kosub
Rockin H Couture 
Aliz Hill
*Jean Fortner
Joni Ridley
Karen Dabney
Kellee Crumpler
*Lauren Zotz
Leslie Thompson
Lisa Elliott 
Melissa Wineinger
Merlina Hill
Tootsie Lou's Boutique
Ashley Cardwell
Brooke Wicker
Carol Olds
Karen Leinweber  
Kayla Harpole
*Lynn Hall
Madison Oliver
*Mia Miller
*Staci Tucker
Michaela Wells
PK Beauty & Boutique
Tanya Choate
Amy Knight
*Beth Geis
*Bryer Patterson
*Bryer Rusk 
*Gayle Veith
Grace Roberts
*Stephanie Wolf
Cavender’s – Women 
Bobbi Loran
*Carman Ortiz
*DaQuebra Johnson
*Elsie Parker
Emry Veitenheimer
Hannah Larson
Laci Edwards
Lili DeLuna
Serita Russell
Stacie Cook
*Tina Ortiz Giger
Valerie Tucker
Cavender’s – Men 
Casey Wissinger
Brady Crumpler
Chief Ken Prillaman, 
 Wichita Falls Fire Department 
Chief Manuel Borrego, 
 Wichita Falls Police Department 
Corey LaPlante
Craig Kerr
*Dr. Kent Ulrich
*Frank Bush
*George Fox
James Cook
*Jeffery Gordon
*Jeremy Johnson
*Pat Page
*Riplee Veitenheimer 
  (youngest model at 2 years old)
Torin Halsey
*Zach Hill
David Morris
Jackie Sanders
Officer Bradley Higgins
Officer Colby Preston
Officer Andrew Schenk 
The Breezy Boutique 
*Amber Sales
Brittany Little
Jenna Gilbert
*Lisa Kidwell-Bradford
Lisa Little
*Morgan Kappes
Sami Mathis
*Tami Prickett
Tammie Donart

Hair and Makeup by Iron Society Salon 

Cattle Baron’s Ball Co Chair - Lindsay Arias, Blair Kaiser, & Tanya White
Style Show Committee – Linda Melvin, Regan Nabors, 
Lindsay Morton, & Tagan Couch

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