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13 Kati Kasprzak, from left, Dot Cunningham and Marti Boone at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Kati Kasprzak, from left, Dot Cunningham and Marti Boone. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
58 Ron and Connie Hiehaus at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Ron and Connie Hiehaus. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
56 Andy and Maylee Icken, from left, and Terry and Annette Garrison at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Andy and Maylee Icken, from left, and Terry and Annette Garrison. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
51 Rafael Chavez and Carmina Zamorano at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Rafael Chavez and Carmina Zamorano. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
42 Jan and Dan Patrick, from left, Cathy Baker and Andy Pedder at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Jan and Dan Patrick, from left, Cathy Baker and Andy Pedder. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
96 Dr. Mark W. Kline at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Dr. Mark W. Kline. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
49 Frank Rossi, left, and Richard Tyler at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Frank Rossi, left, and Richard Tyler. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
47 Michael McSpadden and Jane Johnstone at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Michael McSpadden and Jane Johnstone. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
40 Yvette Williams, from left, Katy Price and Fred Haise at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Yvette Williams, from left, Katy Price and Fred Haise. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
19 Dana Tyson, from left, with Connie and John Watt at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Dana Tyson, from left, with Connie and John Watt. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
26 Elaine Stolte, from left, Patricia Villafranca, Stephen Morris, Dot Cunningham and Miguel Villafranca at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Elaine Stolte, from left, Patricia Villafranca, Stephen Morris, Dot Cunningham and Miguel Villafranca. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
3 Ned and Joyce Piedmont at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Ned and Joyce Piedmont. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
5 Dan Patrick and Melissa Jacobs at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
Dan Patrick and Melissa Jacobs. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
13 Kati Kasprzak, from left, Dot Cunningham and Marti Boone at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
58 Ron and Connie Hiehaus at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
56 Andy and Maylee Icken, from left, and Terry and Annette Garrison at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
51 Rafael Chavez and Carmina Zamorano at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
42 Jan and Dan Patrick, from left, Cathy Baker and Andy Pedder at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
96 Dr. Mark W. Kline at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
49 Frank Rossi, left, and Richard Tyler at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
47 Michael McSpadden and Jane Johnstone at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
40 Yvette Williams, from left, Katy Price and Fred Haise at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
19 Dana Tyson, from left, with Connie and John Watt at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
26 Elaine Stolte, from left, Patricia Villafranca, Stephen Morris, Dot Cunningham and Miguel Villafranca at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
3 Ned and Joyce Piedmont at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014
5 Dan Patrick and Melissa Jacobs at the Be An Angel Gala May 2014

What: The Be An Angel awards evening, "Under the Big Top."

Where: The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice.

The 411: Astronaut Walt Cunningham and wife Dot chaired the circus-themed fundraiser for which Texas Children's Hospital Physician-in-Chef Dr. Mark Kline served as dinner chair. The evening honored Leroy Shafer, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo COO; Elaine Stolte, Children's Assessment Center executive director; Stephen L. Morris, special agent with the FBI; and Texans star J. J. Watt, who was represented by his parents, Connie and John Watt. State Sen. Dan Patrick, who has served on the Be An Angel board for 26 years, served as honorary chair.

While Dot Cunningham dressed in glittery ringmaster garb, Haras Catering contributed to the circus theme with servings of corn dog shrimp and chocolate malt shooters.

Who: The party crowd included emcee Dana Tyson, Marti Boone, Jan Patrick, the Rev. Frank Rossi, Kim Campbell, Richard Wairnerdi, Katy Price, Melissa Jacobs, Judge Mike McSpadden, Jane Johnstone and Carmina Zamorano and Rafael Chavez.

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