Just like you can count on Santa making a visit each December, you can count on Cathy Romack to host her elegant Christmas luncheon…no matter where she lives.
I can’t remember how many years Cathy has been flinging open the doors of her home for her friends and her friends’ friends for her beautiful holiday party. The food is always fabulous, although you’d hardly notice because Cathy’s house–no matter where she lives–is always decorated like something out of a glossy magazine. She’s been in this one inÂ Colleyville’sÂ Montclair Parc for, oh, maybe six months, and it’s stunning.
Last year, it was in Summertree, but it doesn’t matter. No matter where it is, her warm home is dripping with trees, garlands, ornaments and candles, while it’s filled with friends who come to see each other and raise some money for a good cause. The women traipse in with items to be put up for auction, with the recipient alwaysÂ someone Cathy has discovered could use a hand.
Vera Carr serves as the auctioneer where everything from Christmas decorations to pottery to pursesÂ to handmade pillows is up for grabs. Cathy’s well-heeled friends are also well-meaning. Inside of two hours, this year’s event raised more than $17,000. The recipients this year will be a single mother of three children who is suffering from a brain tumor, two special-needs students whose mother was killed, Christhaven for Children and single and widowed mothers.
Among those there at this year’s luncheon were Cathy’s mom, Betty Cunningham, and her two sisters–B.J. Dougherty from Atlanta and Gayle Shank from Haslet.Â Friends there included Elizabeth Weaver, Suzy Speight, Ginny Tigue, Michelle Valdez, Deda Young, Valerie McGregor, Michelle Sherman, Shay Giraud and Mary Schreder.
Not one to hoard the spotlight, Cathy claims everyone helps make the day a success. Jaimie Boatwright brought all the delicious salads, and Kim Huskey provided all the tasty desserts.
And, Cathy, always the hostess, sent everyone home with a party favor. All the guests got to choose a beautiful handmade wooden cross with beaded mosaic accents. Check out the work at JoniKeithCo.com, and you’ll get an idea of what is now decorating dozens and dozens of Tarrant County homes.
Nice ending to a special luncheon…everyone goes home humming a happy Christmas tune!