Where: River Oaks Country Club.
The 411: The rush of can-can dancers through the ballroom and the free-flowing bubbly left no doubt that the accent was on the French at this lively Valentine's Day gala. Houston mayoral candidate Bill King and Neda Ladjevardian chaired the Parisian-themed soirée that appropriately featured a gourmet dinner followed by a dessert extravaganza created by Culinary Institute LeNotre students.
Paula Sutton was honored with the 2015 Gaston LeNotre Scholarship Ambassador Award, recognized for her community leadership and contributions to the scholarship fund. The evening raised $185,000 for student scholarships.
Also playing lead roles in the evening were honorary chairs Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence, co-chairs Diane and Jim D'Agostino and Marie LeNotre and special guest French Consul General Sujiro Seam.
Who: Alain LeNotre, Sallymoon Benz and Dr. Alan Bentz, Trini Mendenhall, Jane Page Crump and James Crump, Clarice and Raymond Snokhous, Andrew Cordes and Brian Teichman, Carolyn Farb, Anne and Bob Cress and Shane and Dennis Steger.