bene fête

Fabulously French Junior League of Houston gala celebrates joie de vivre

Fabulously French Junior League of Houston gala toasts joie de vivre

Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Charity Ball Show
League members performed a Louis XIV-inspired show.  Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Jennifer Howard, Mitra Woody, Selby Bush
Jennifer Howard, Mitra Woody, Selby Bush. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Alicia Kimmel, Robert Kimmel
Alicia Kimmel, Robert Kimmel. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Jamie Hons, Joni Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Peyton Wallace
Jamie Hons, Joni Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Peyton Wallace. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Barry Gross, Sydney Gross
Barry Gross, Sydney Gross. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Bunmi Adetutu, Jayne Bank
Bunmi Adetutu, Jayne Bank. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Stephanie Fleck, Ryan Fleck
Stephanie Fleck, Ryan Fleck. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Sarah Snyder, Jayne Johnston
Sarah Snyder, Jayne Johnston. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Ashley Sloane, Jonathan Sloane
Ashley Sloane, Jonathan Sloane. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, champagne girls
Champagne girls dressed in Marie Antoinette costumes deliver magnums of bubbly. Photo by Nikky LaWell Photography
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Charity Ball Show
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Jennifer Howard, Mitra Woody, Selby Bush
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Alicia Kimmel, Robert Kimmel
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Jamie Hons, Joni Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Peyton Wallace
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Barry Gross, Sydney Gross
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Bunmi Adetutu, Jayne Bank
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Stephanie Fleck, Ryan Fleck
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Sarah Snyder, Jayne Johnston
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, Ashley Sloane, Jonathan Sloane
Houston, JLH Charity Ball, February 2018, champagne girls

From champagne girls dressed in Marie Antoinette costumes delivering magnums of bubbly, to a Louis XIV-inspired show, the Junior League of Houston’s 70th annual charity ball captured the spirit of its theme, “Une Belle Nuit” (“A Beautiful Night.”)

The two-night extravaganza, held in the ballroom at the League's River Oaks-area building, featured silent and live auctions, plus entertainment each night.

Auction items included a VIP Indy 500 experience donated by A.J. Foyt Enterprises, a private tour of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, a Houston Astros’ package featuring dinner in the Diamond Club with the team’s president of business operations, Reid Ryan; and artwork by Patti Stenson, who painted her auction piece during the first evening of the gala.

The French-inspired fête went late-night, as guests enjoyed after-party night caps, desserts, and DJ spins.

Chaired by Jayne Sheehy Johnston, the gala raised $800,000 for the Junior League of Houston. Since its inception in 1925, the League has served the city by developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Celebrating the event were League president Sarah Snyder; and her husband Greg Snyder; Jennifer Howard; Mitra Woody; Selby Bush; Jayne and Garrett Johnston; Amy Dunn; Whitney Walsh; Alicia and Robert Kimmel; Rachel Regan; Shannon Wiesedeppe; Marian Hilpert; Stephanie and Ryan Fleck; Abbey Roberson; Julie Danvers; and Soraya and Scott McClelland.