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Wild party animals break loose at Caddyshack-inspired Houston Zoo Ball

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9 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 John Nau, Bobbie Nau
Honorees John and Bobbie Nau at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Debbie Chenevert, Amy Reeves, Anne Freeman
Chairs Debbie Chenevert, from left, Amy Reeves and Anne Freeman at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
24 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Gary Brock, Cathy Brock
Gary and Cathy Brock in the Caddyshack spirit at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
23 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tara Wuthrich, David Withrich
Tara and David Wuthrich at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Brandon Cochran, Audrey Cochran
Brandon and Audrey Cochran at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Charles Foster, Lily Foster, Malinda Crain, Alan Crain
Charles and Lily Foster, left, with Malinda and Alan Crain at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Carol Beck, Hollie Fulghum, Farzan Rhemtulla, Tricia Rhemtulla
Carol Beck, from left, Hollie Fulghum and Farzan and Tricia Rhemtulla at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Belinda Koch, Jane Block, Cynthe Hughes
Brenda Koch, from left, Jane Block and Cynthe Hughes at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Janice McNair, Bob McNair
Janice and Bob McNair at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Jamey Rootes, Melissa Rootes
Jamey and Melissa Rootes at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tricia Dewhurst, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Tricia and David Dewhurst at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Billy McCartney, Christie McCartney, Viviana Denechaud, David Denechaud
Billy and Christie McCartney, left, with Viviana and David Denechaud at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Brian Hughes, Tom Koch
Brian Hughes, left, and Tom Koch at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Soraya McClelland, Scott McClelland
Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Alan Appling, Ashley Chilivetis, Austin Alvis, Holly Smith, Kamryn - the Owl Handler
Alan Appling, from left, Ashley Chilivetis, Austin Alvis, Holly Smith and Kamryn the owl handler at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tammie Bachman, Sarah Hogan, Regan Bowen
Tammie Bachman, from left, Sarah Hogan and Regan Bowen at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
22 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 J&D Entertainment, Darla Davis, DJ Damon Pampolina, Amanda Binnon
J&D Entertainment's Darla Davis, from left, DJ Damon Pampolina and Amanda Binnon at the Houston Zoo Ball. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 John Nau, Bobbie Nau
3 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Debbie Chenevert, Amy Reeves, Anne Freeman
24 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Gary Brock, Cathy Brock
23 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tara Wuthrich, David Withrich
20 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Brandon Cochran, Audrey Cochran
19 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Charles Foster, Lily Foster, Malinda Crain, Alan Crain
17 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Carol Beck, Hollie Fulghum, Farzan Rhemtulla, Tricia Rhemtulla
16 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Belinda Koch, Jane Block, Cynthe Hughes
13 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Janice McNair, Bob McNair
14 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Jamey Rootes, Melissa Rootes
11 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tricia Dewhurst, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
5 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Billy McCartney, Christie McCartney, Viviana Denechaud, David Denechaud
15 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Brian Hughes, Tom Koch
4 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Soraya McClelland, Scott McClelland
7 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Alan Appling, Ashley Chilivetis, Austin Alvis, Holly Smith, Kamryn - the Owl Handler
6 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 Tammie Bachman, Sarah Hogan, Regan Bowen
22 Houston Zoo Ball April 2013 J&D Entertainment, Darla Davis, DJ Damon Pampolina, Amanda Binnon

When Silver Eagle Distributors' buttoned-down CEO John Nau trades his suit for a gopher costume, you know things are about to get wacky. So it was Friday night for the Zoo Friends of Houston's annual zany zoo ball, this year themed "Caddyshack Gone Wild."

As honorees, John and Bobbie Nau were in the spotlight at the Houston Zoo — he in the gopher garb and she in her tasteful golf attire. (While there are never ball gowns in sight, they do call it the Zoo Ball.) In keeping with the theme ball chairs Debbie Chenevert, Anne Freeman and Amy Reeves stepped out in lovely links attire.

Close to 500 answered the call to party at the "19th hole" where entertainment included a putting competition, rounds of golden tee and a turn on the longest drive golf simulator. Non-golfers could stroll zoo grounds, visit with the animals and bid on big board and silent auction items. Kathy and Marty Goossen were high bidders on the VIP trip to the U.S. Open.

Loyal zoo fan chef David Cordúa oversaw the extensive dinner buffet during which Redstone director of golf Charlie Epps entertained. He even chipped in three private golf lessons followed by a round of golf to the highest bidder.

Zoo enthusiasts included Zoo Friends president Jackie Sharbrough, Janice and Bob McNair, Jeanie Kilroy, Nany Pustka, Jane Block, Randa Weiner, Liz and Andy Stepanian, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Zeina and Nijad Fares, Tricia and David Dewhurst, Houston Zoo president Deborah Cannon and Zoo director Rick Barongi.

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