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Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Chramosta at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Chairs Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Chramosta. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Tess and Jack Chaney at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Tess and Jack Chaney. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jennifer and Hugh Pierce at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Jennifer and Hugh Pierce. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Scott Thompson and Catherine Looke at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Scott Thompson and Catherine Looke. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Kool & The Gang at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Kool and The Gang perform at Bayou Music Center. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Chris Reed and Megan Sutton-Reed, from left, and Anna and Ron Osborn at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Chris Reed and Megan Sutton-Reed, from left, and Anna and Ron Osborn. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Elaine Laggenberg, from left, Julie Haddix, Margaret Snell, Tammy Rogers and Edie Amra.... at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
The feminine side of the Village People. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Donae and Rob Chramosta
Donae and Rob Chramosta. Photo courtesy of © Rena O. Productions
James Holtz and Susan Wright at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
James Holtz and Susan Wright. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Bob Sanborn and Bob Westendarp at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Bob Sanborn, left, and Bob Westendarp. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Chramosta at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Tess and Jack Chaney at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Jennifer and Hugh Pierce at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Scott Thompson and Catherine Looke at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Kool & The Gang at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Chris Reed and Megan Sutton-Reed, from left, and Anna and Ron Osborn at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Elaine Laggenberg, from left, Julie Haddix, Margaret Snell, Tammy Rogers and Edie Amra.... at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Donae and Rob Chramosta
James Holtz and Susan Wright at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014
Bob Sanborn and Bob Westendarp at the Children at Risk Gala with Kool and the Gang April 2014

What: Children at Risk "Standing Up for Our Youth" gala.

Where: Bayou Music Center.

The 411: The non-profit's eighth annual gala drew a ready-to-rock crowd of more than 550, most of whom showed up in some combination of disco threads, wigs and go-go boots. Particularly fetching in their '80s attire were chairs Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, Lucinda Loya and Stephanie Perkins. Kool and the Gang entertained with all their familiar favorites including what could have been the theme song of the night "Celebrate." The event raised $415,000.

Guests supped across food stations from Cordua Catering and bid in the live auction for which Eric Andell served as auctioneer. KHOU Channel 11 morning show host Deborah Duncan served as emcee.

Who: Sue and Lester Smith, Debbie and Rudy Festari, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Tiffany and Rick Smith, Ericka Bagwell, Ursaline Hamilton, Gina Gaston and Mario Elie and Angela and Ed Chapman.

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