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Big names in the spotlight as Be An Angel wraps up plans for Big Top gala

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122 Walt Cunningham, from left, Dan Pastorini and Stephen L. Morris at Be an Angel March 2014
Walt Cunningham, from left, Dan Pastorini and Stephen L. Morris. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
77 Dot Cunningham and John Breeding at Be an Angel March 2014
Dot Cunningham and John Breeding. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Sylvia Pennywell, Debbie Phillips and Marti Boone at Be an Angel March 2014
Sylvia Pennywell, from left, Debbie Phillips and Marti Boone. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
17 Judy Seligman, from left, Lisa Cline and Elaine Stotle at Be an Angel March 2014
Judy Seligman, from left, Lisa Cline and Elaine Stotle. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
11 Connie and Ron Niehaus at Be an Angel March 2014
Connie and Ron Niehaus. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
122 Walt Cunningham, from left, Dan Pastorini and Stephen L. Morris at Be an Angel March 2014
77 Dot Cunningham and John Breeding at Be an Angel March 2014
Sylvia Pennywell, Debbie Phillips and Marti Boone at Be an Angel March 2014
17 Judy Seligman, from left, Lisa Cline and Elaine Stotle at Be an Angel March 2014
11 Connie and Ron Niehaus at Be an Angel March 2014

What: Be an Angel kick-off party for its annual gala.

Where: Fleming's River Oaks.

The 411: Fleming's Sam Governale rolled out the red carpet for supporters of Be An Angel with a cocktail reception honoring sponsors of the April 25 gala at The Rice. The "Under the Big Top"evening will honor Leroy Shafer, Elaine Stolte, Stephen L. Morris and J.J. Watt.  They will be presented with the Angel Awards, given to those who work to help children in need. Stolte and Morris were headliners at the reception where gala co-chairs former astronaut Walt Cunningham and wife Dot welcomed close to 100 guests. Serving as dinner chair is Dr. Mark Kline and as honorary chair State Sen. Dan Patrick.

Who:  Joyce and Ned Piedmont, former astronaut Fred Haise, Dan Pastorini, Kelleyne Mackey, Karen and Ray Solcher, Be An Angel executive director Marti Boone, Katie Kasprzak, Dan Kasprzak, Uptown Houston president John Breeding, Mike Stolte, Lisa Cline and Dale Coburn.

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