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Hotties shake their booties as some Havana sizzle jolts River Oaks: Who knew bongo rock could be this sexy?

Hotties shake their booties as some Havana sizzle jolts River Oaks

News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Chris and Jenny Johnson and Julie and Drew Suddut
Pearl Ball chairs Chris and Jenny Johnson, left, and Julie and Drew Sudduth. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Shelli and Steve Lindley
Honorees Shelli and Steve Lindley. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Thurman and Lilly Andress
Thurmon and Lilly Andress. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Jason Fertitta, Courtney Hill Fertitta,
Courtney Hill Fertitta and Jason Fertitta Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Mel Glasscock, Susie Glasscock
Mel and Susie Glasscock. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Abigail and Eric Berkman
Abigail and Dr. Eric Berkman. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015,Steve Lindley, Melissa King, Barry Lewis
Steve Lindley, left, Melissa King and Barry Lewis. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Geoff & Dawna Innis and Barbara & Barry Lewis
Geoff and Dawna Innis,left, with Barbara and Barry Lewis. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Chris and Jenny Johnson and Julie and Drew Suddut
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Shelli and Steve Lindley
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Thurman and Lilly Andress
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Jason Fertitta, Courtney Hill Fertitta,
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Mel Glasscock, Susie Glasscock
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Abigail and Eric Berkman
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015,Steve Lindley, Melissa King, Barry Lewis
News, Shelby, Good Samaritan Pearl Ball, Feb. 2015, Geoff & Dawna Innis and Barbara & Barry Lewis

The typically sedate environs of the River Oaks Country Club ballroom sizzled to a Havana-inspired beat when the Good Samaritan Foundation celebrated the 27th annual Pearl Ball, which was themed "Havana Nights."

The Mambo Jazz Kings set the heated tone of the evening, turning up the decibels even before dinner while a handful of carnival-style dancers posed for photos with guests. And just at the 250 black-tie attendees sat down for dinner, the dancers presented a shake-your-booty routine accompanied to the sounds of the sexy bongo musician. Thank you J&D Entertainment for the spicy prelude to dinner. Loved the Bergner & Johnson mini-palm trees that sprouted from tabletops and the fruit bowls laced with flowers.

 Just as the 250 black-tie attendees sat down for dinner, the dancers presented a shake-your-booty routine. 

Jenny and Chris Johnson chaired the dinner dance with Julie and Drew Sudduth while Shelli and Steve Lindley took bows as honorees, recognized for their long-standing support of the foundation which provides programs and scholarships that support excellence in nursing. Good Samaritan scholar Dawna Innis shared her story of how foundation support helped her earn her nursing degree which led to a 30-year career in the field.

Once the dinner and the brief program was finished, the Mambo Kings took back the stage and kept the dance floor jumping.

Foundation supporters included Courtney Hill Fertitta and foundation president Jason Fertitta, Susie and Mel Glasscock, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Kara and Dax Sanders, Mary and John Eads, Colleen and David Marks, Nancy and Butch AbendsheinLauren and Warren Harris and foundation program director Melissa King.

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