Cowgirls Live Forever Luncheon Rides To Success

By Jake Gaines Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SETTING:  The 14th annual Cowgirls Live Forever scholarship luncheon and style show certainly lived up to its name as many of the city’s attendees filled the Mays Family Event Center at the Witte Museum to salute 2019 honoree Janell Kleberg. Presenting sponsor Julian Gold lit up the crowd with an east-meets-wild western style show featuring rodeo-season favorites and au courant spring fashion.

THE STYLE:  Couture cowgirls, as well as those who bring to life the stories of Texas legend and lore, came together at the sold-out event that each year serves to raise scholarship money for the youth of Texas. Honorary chair Tio Kleberg introduced this year’s honoree, Janell Kleberg, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and an ardent volunteer for countless charitable causes in the city and South Texas. The guests then enjoyed the cowgirl-friendly luncheon cuisine by Rosemary’s Catering.

THE PURPOSE: The Cowgirls Live Forever scholarship luncheon and style show has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships. Each year, an honoree is chosen based on her independence, courage and resilience as a woman whose life exemplifies all that preserves our western heritage and helps to shape Texas agriculture and the youth of Texas.