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The original Charlie's Angel and Viennese waltzers add heavenly notes to gala evening

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5009 Henri and Susan S. Soussan, from left, Jaclyn Smith and Christine Kirschner at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Henri and Susan S. Soussan, from left, Jaclyn Smith and Christine Kirschner. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5281 Kathleen Jennings, from left, Audrey Cochran and Samantha Kennedy at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Kathleen Jennings, from left, Audrey Cochran and Samantha Kennedy. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5270 Jason and Lindley Arnoldy at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Jason and Lindley Arnoldy. Photo by © Kim Coffman
News, shelby, Mission of Yahweh, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks, Hannah McNair, Cal McNair, April 2014
Brad and Joanna Marks, left, and Hannah and Cal McNair. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Valerie and Tracy Dietrich at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5133 Larry and Linda Martin at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Larry and Linda Martin. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5019 Jaclyn Smith, left, and Sybil Roos at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Jaclyn Smith, left, and Sybil Roos. Photo by © Kim Coffman
4869 Baron Segar, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Monica and John Blaisdell at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Baron Segar, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Monica and John Blaisdell. Photo by © Kim Coffman
4853 James Stewart and Erin O'Leary Stewart at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
James Stewart and Erin O'Leary Stewart. Photo by © Kim Coffman
4844 Bob Nowak and Carolyn Farb at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Bob Nowak and Carolyn Farb. Photo by © Kim Coffman
4778 Alexandra Ochoa, left, and Rebecca Bertrand at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Alexandra Ochoa, left, and Rebecca Bertrand. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Jaclyn Smith, from left, Dr. Brad Allen and Warner Roberts at the Mission of Yahweh Gala May 2014
Jaclyn Smith, from left, Dr. Brad Allen and Warner Roberts. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5009 Henri and Susan S. Soussan, from left, Jaclyn Smith and Christine Kirschner at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
5281 Kathleen Jennings, from left, Audrey Cochran and Samantha Kennedy at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
5270 Jason and Lindley Arnoldy at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
News, shelby, Mission of Yahweh, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks, Hannah McNair, Cal McNair, April 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dietrich at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
5133 Larry and Linda Martin at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
5019 Jaclyn Smith, left, and Sybil Roos at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
4869 Baron Segar, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Monica and John Blaisdell at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
4853 James Stewart and Erin O'Leary Stewart at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
4844 Bob Nowak and Carolyn Farb at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
4778 Alexandra Ochoa, left, and Rebecca Bertrand at the Mission of Yahweh gala May 2014
Jaclyn Smith, from left, Dr. Brad Allen and Warner Roberts at the Mission of Yahweh Gala May 2014

From the launch of the Mission of Yahweh gala six years ago, the underlying theme has revolved around angels and their service to the shelter for women and children. Friday night's fundraiser played heavily on that theme with Jaclyn Smith, one of the original Charlie's Angels and a Mission of Yahweh patron, as special guest at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.

The evening honored Smith along with "philanthropic angels" Joanna and Brad Marks, Hannah and Cal McNair and Sybil Roos. Their generosity and that of the 425 guests helped raise $500,000 for the mission. 

Gala chairs Christine Kirchner and Susan S. Soussan selected "A Heavenly Evening in Musical Magical Vienna," in tribute to their parents, who were born in Vienna. With that theme in mind, four violinists from Mercury were on hand to perform Viennese waltzes for arriving guests. The throng dined in a lavish Viennese-inspired setting complete with mammoth gilded candelabra and golden angel, decor by Linda MacIngvale's A Memorable Event. 

During dinner, Dance Houston sent a bevy of waltzing performers onto the dance floor to circle the ballroom to the strains of Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube." After dinner, it was time for the Richard Brown Orchestra to continue the lilting music. 

The party crowd included Warner Roberts, Betty and Jesse Tutor, Andy Delery, Monica and John Blaisdell, Margaret Alkek Willliams with Barron Segar, Kristina and Paul Somerville, Dr. Brad Allen, Isabel and Danny David, Charlie Hartland, Ramona Ortiz Stamps, Shauna Johnson and Morris Clark, Carolyn Farb and Bob Nowak and Kathleen and James Jennings.

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