What: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation annual Promise Ball kickoff.
Where: The River Oaks home of Rachael and Jason Volz, chairs of the March 29 gala at the Hilton Americas-Houston.
The 411: The Volzes welcomed more than 120 supporters of JDRF hoping to stir interest in the gala for which they intend to surpass last year's proceeds of $1.1 million. (Jason's mother died of Type 1 diabetes when she was only 23, making the cause all the more meaningful to the gala chairs.) A Fare Extraordinaire, of which Rachel is co-owner, provided the gourmet bites for the guests who filled the house and spilled over onto the pool terrace. The night was perfect for outdoor partying.
Who: The party crowd included Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, Kathryn and Jeff Smith, Liz and Jose Luis Vittor, Amber and Clay Bretches, Lindley Arnoldy, Katie Flaherty, Andrea Soper, Audrey and Brandon Cochran and Kathleen and James Jennings.