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Society writer Shelby Hodge tells all at River Oaks luncheon and the ladies beg for more

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Franelle Rogers, Carol Sawyer, Denise Monteleone Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Franelle Rogers, from left, Carol Sawyer and Denise Monteleone. Photo by Pete Baatz
Cora Sue Mach, Shelby Hodge, Joanne Crassas, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Cora Sue Mach, from left, Shelby Hodge and Joanne Crassas. Photo by Pete Baatz
Patti Murphy, Elizabeth Stein Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
2015 Winter Ball chairs Patti Murphy and Elizbeth Stein. Photo by Pete Baatz
Evelyn Lightman, Laura McWilliams, Nancy Dinerstein, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Evelyn Lightman, from left, Laura McWilliams and Nancy Dinerstein. Photo by Pete Baatz
Patti Murphy, Mary Ann McKeithan, Holly Madden, Beth Wolff Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Patti Murphy, Mary Ann McKeithan, Holly Madden and Beth Wolff. Photo by Pete Baatz
Shelley Reeves, Elizabeth Stein, Denise Monteleone, Betty Hrncir, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Shelley Reeves, Elizabeth Stein, Denise Monteleone and Betty Hrncir.  Photo by Pete Baatz
Michelle Stoddard, Carol Sawyer, Andy Delery, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Michelle Stoddard, from left, Carol Sawyer and Andy Delery. Photo by Pete Baatz
Geri Noel, Joanne Crassas, Susan Bischoff, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Geri Noel, from left, Joanne Crassas and Susan Bischoff. Photo by Pete Baatz
Franelle Rogers, Carol Sawyer, Denise Monteleone Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Cora Sue Mach, Shelby Hodge, Joanne Crassas, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Patti Murphy, Elizabeth Stein Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Evelyn Lightman, Laura McWilliams, Nancy Dinerstein, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Patti Murphy, Mary Ann McKeithan, Holly Madden, Beth Wolff Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Shelley Reeves, Elizabeth Stein, Denise Monteleone, Betty Hrncir, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Michelle Stoddard, Carol Sawyer, Andy Delery, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014
Geri Noel, Joanne Crassas, Susan Bischoff, Crohn's & Colitis luncheon, March 2014

What: Crohn's & Colitis Winter Ball auction item fulfilled.

Where: The River Oaks home of Cora Sue and Harry Mach.

The 411: CultureMap editor-at-large Shelby Hodge talked about her closet, her husband and her cancer over lunch with ladies who signed up for the up-close-and-personal chat that was offered in the Winter Ball silent auction. Chairs of the record-breaking gala Franelle Rogers and Denise Monteleone welcomed guests while Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Gulf Coast chapter head Michelle Stoddard announced that Patti Murphy and Elizabeth Stein will chair the 2015 gala. They have set a goal of $1 million for the black-tie evening.

Who: All ears were guests including Betty Hrncir, Carol Sawyer, Andy Delery, Laura McWilliams, Evelyn Lightman, Sidney Faust, Beth Wolff, Holly Madden, Susan Bischoff and Shelley Reeves.

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