What: The American Heart Association's Montgomery County Heart Ball.
Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
The 411: The gala crowd of 800 raised more than $1 million making this the most successful Montgomery County Heart Ball in its 20-year history. The silent and live auctions raised $455, 000 thanks in no small part to auctioneer Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, who in a surprise move added 100 Tempur-Pedic mattresses to the live auction offerings. With that the auction paddles flew into the air.
KTRK Channel 13 Ted Oberg served as emcee of the "Flaps, Spats and Top Hats" evening that channeled the Roaring '20s. Linda McIngvale's company, A Memorable Event, transformed the ballroom into a glamorous speakeasy. Many in the black-tie crowd followed the theme by dressing in flapper style.
Who: Bibbi and Tom Anderson, Merissa Mettauer, Theresa and Lamar Roemer, Shirley and Ralph Alexander,George Lindahl, Michelle Shifflett, Tammy and Lonny Soza, Marilyn and Steve Kasmiersky and Tracy and Richard Wilken, who have signed on to chair the 2016 Montgomery County Heart Ball.