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Politicians have a devil of a time at Angel gala with Champagne Diva and 60-foot-long candy table

Politicians have a devil of a time at Angel gala with Champagne Diva

Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Rafael Chavez & Carmina Zamorano (Event Chairman)
Rafael Chavez, from left, with 'Champagne Diva' and event chair Carmina Zamorano. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Lt. Governor Dan & Jan Patrick with Deborah Duncan
Jan Patrick, from left, with husband Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Deborah Duncan. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Dr. Bernard Harris, Adrian Garcia, Randy Prince & Dave Muzyka (2015 Honorees)
Be an Angel 2015 honorees Dr. Bernard Harris, from left, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Randy Prince and Dave Muzyka. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Selfie with Dave Muzyka and T H Rogers School teachers
T. H. Rogers School teachers grab a selfie with honoree Dave Muzyka. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Kawanski & Candace Nichols
Candace and Kawanski Nichols. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Victor Vannerson & Dot Cunningham
Victor Vannerson and Dot Cunningham. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Ron & Connie Niehaus
Ron and Connie Niehaus. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Dave & Michelle Muzyka (Honoree)
Dave and Michelle Muzyka. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Champagne Diva
Sweet Affair 'Champagne Diva.' Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Mary, Jeff & Meg Cameron
Mary and Jeff Cameron with their daughter, Meg. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Bret & Kathy Aldridge
Bret and Kathy Aldridge. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Carmina Zamorano (Event Chairman)
Event chair Carmina Zamorano. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair
The "Sweet Affair" decor created a playful atmosphere for the fundraiser. Photo by Gary Fountain
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Rafael Chavez & Carmina Zamorano (Event Chairman)
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Lt. Governor Dan & Jan Patrick with Deborah Duncan
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Dr. Bernard Harris, Adrian Garcia, Randy Prince & Dave Muzyka (2015 Honorees)
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Selfie with Dave Muzyka and T H Rogers School teachers
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Kawanski & Candace Nichols
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Victor Vannerson & Dot Cunningham
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Ron & Connie Niehaus
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Dave & Michelle Muzyka (Honoree)
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Champagne Diva
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Mary, Jeff & Meg Cameron
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Bret & Kathy Aldridge
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair Carmina Zamorano (Event Chairman)
Be An Angel Gala 2015 Sweet Affair

What: Be an Angel Awards gala.

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The 411: Carmina Zamorano chaired the black-tie gala that enjoyed a hefty political turnout starting with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a long-time Be An Angel supporter and board member who served as dinner chair and presented the awards. State Senators John Whitmire and Joan Huffman, mayoral candidate State Rep. Sylvester Turner and City Councilman Michael Kubosh were in the mix.

The seventh annual awards evening honored Dr. Bernard Harris, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Randy Prince and Dave Muzyka. 

Highlight of the "Sweet Affair" themed evening was the 60-foot long table loaded with thousands of candies for guests take home as colorful and calorific party favors. Adding to the playfulness of the theme a "Champagne Diva" strolled the reception offering glasses of champagne from her bird cage style skirt. KHOU Channel 11's Deborah Duncan served as emcee while auctioneer Vikki Vines worked her fundraising magic with her gavel.

Who: Rafael Chavez, Pam Connor and Dan Pastorini, Monica Garcia, Candace and Kawanski Nichols, Connie and Ron Niehaus, Dot Cuningham, Victor Vannerson, Jan Patrick and Michelle Muzyka.