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Wild Duck Dynasty level party brings divas, fake beards and formal camo to The Woodlands

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Rex Tucker, from left, with Marissa and Dr. Mark Mettauer at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Rex Tucker, from left, with Marissa and Dr. Mark Mettauer. Photo by © Susan Lee
Candi and Gerald Glenn at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Candi and Gerald Glenn. Photo by © Susan Lee
Natalie and Alan Noack from left, and Colleen and Bobby Ayers at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Natalie and Alan Noack, from left, and Colleen and Bobby Ayers. Photo by © Susan Lee
George and Dianne Lindahl at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
George and Dianne Lindahl. Photo by © Susan Lee
Stacey and Steve Bourque at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Stacey and Steve Bourque. Photo by © Susan Lee
Soly and Dr. Bruce Lachterman at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Soly and Dr. Bruce Lachterman. Photo by © Susan Lee
Richard and Sherry Lane at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Richard and Sherry Lane. Photo by © Susan Lee
Judy and Glenn Smith at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Judy and Glenn Smith. Photo by © Susan Lee
Marissa Mettauer, ffrom left, Marxli Mettauer and Sue Adams at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Marissa Mettauer, from left, Marxli Mettauer and Sue Adams. Photo by © Susan Lee
Mark Pharo and Charlotte Ammerman at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Mark Pharo and Charlotte Ammerman. Photo by © Susan Lee
Lamar and Theresa Roemer at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Lamar and Theresa Roemer. Photo by © Susan Lee
Margie Van Elten and Joe Blommaert at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Margie Van Elten and Joe Blommaert. Photo by © Susan Lee
Janet Wong and Ron Mullins at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Janet Wong and Ron Mullins. Photo by © Susan Lee
Rex Tucker, from left, with Marissa and Dr. Mark Mettauer at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Candi and Gerald Glenn at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Natalie and Alan Noack from left, and Colleen and Bobby Ayers at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
George and Dianne Lindahl at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Stacey and Steve Bourque at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Soly and Dr. Bruce Lachterman at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Richard and Sherry Lane at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Judy and Glenn Smith at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Marissa Mettauer, ffrom left, Marxli Mettauer and Sue Adams at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Mark Pharo and Charlotte Ammerman at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Lamar and Theresa Roemer at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Margie Van Elten and Joe Blommaert at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014
Janet Wong and Ron Mullins at the Montgomery County Heart Ball March 2014

Remaining politically correct, organizers of the Montgomery County Heart Ball might have been inspired by Duck Dynasty, but in order to distance themselves from the controversy, they themed their rollicking gala "Beards, Bucks, Divas and Ducks — An Evening of Camo and Lace."

And what a party it was with 750 camo/black-tie attired guests packing the ballroom of the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and raising $700,000 for the American Heart Association. Clearly, generosity and party prowess don't stop at the Houston city limits.

Hubba, hubba for chairs Dr. Mark Mettauer and businessman and former NFL player Rex Tucker. And kudos to the evening's honoree, jewelry designer Mark Pharo, who shared the story of his quintuple bypass in January and his mission to help end heart disease.

The camo-inspired dressing made for a visual feast along with the outdoorsman wonderland created by Gayelene McIngvale and Linda McIngvale of A Memorable Event. Unique elements for this off-beat gala included a duck hunt, heads-or-tails competition for a diamond and jewelry piece and a celebrity-designed duck auction. That latter diversion prompted the evening's emcee, KHOU Channel 11 meteorologist Chita Johnson, to remark that creating her own duck was one of the most entertaining challenges she has had.

Joining the camo scene were Suzanne and Bob Potter, Soly and Dr. Bruce Lachterman, Sue and Jim Adams, Dianne and George Lindahl, Theresa and Dr. Lamar Roemer, Coco and Kelly Mahoney, Candi and Gerald Glenn, Janet Wong and Ron Mullins, Julie and Andy Steinberg, Stacey and Steve Bourque and Michelle and Richard “Gordy” Bunch.

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