Bollywood Bash

Bollywood-inspired costuming, music and fun earn $710,000 for Child Advocates

Bollywood-inspired costuming, music and fun earn $710,000 for charity

Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Lou Shapiro
Lou Shapiro shares the Bollywood fever that spread throughout the Bayou City Event Center.  © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Pinki Moore, Reena Moore, Liz Chevalier
Pinki Moore, Reena Moore, Liz Chevalier. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Amanda Weeks, Jon Weeks
Amanda Weeks, Houston Texan Jon Weeks. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Steve Wyatt, Joyce Echols
Steve Wyatt, Joyce Echols.  © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Sonya Galvan, Millie Anhalt, Mel Anhalt
Sonya Galvan, Millie Anhalt, Mel Anhalt. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Marlene Casares, Dr. Lynette Crouse
Marlene Casares, Dr. Lynette Crouse. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Joyce Schechter, Arthur Schechter
Chairs Joyce Schechter, Arthur Schechter. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Vicsandra Jones, Nadine Boutros, Stephen Boutros
Vicsandra Jones, Nadine Boutros, Stephen Boutros. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Kelly Goff, Kim David
Kelly Goff, Kim David. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Mercy, Millie Anhalt, Sonya Galvan
 Mercy, Millie Anhalt, Sonya Galvan. © C Wright Photography
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Lou Shapiro
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Pinki Moore, Reena Moore, Liz Chevalier
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Amanda Weeks, Jon Weeks
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Steve Wyatt, Joyce Echols
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Sonya Galvan, Millie Anhalt, Mel Anhalt
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Marlene Casares, Dr. Lynette Crouse
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Joyce Schechter, Arthur Schechter
Child Advocates gala 5/16, Vicsandra Jones, Nadine Boutros, Stephen Boutros
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Kelly Goff, Kim David
Child Advocates gala 5/16,  Mercy, Millie Anhalt, Sonya Galvan

What: Child Advocates "Pull for Kids Classic."

Where: Bayou City Event Center.

The scoop: Although the sporting clays aspect of the fundraiser was canceled due to rain, the nighttime partying came off as planned with a Bollywood-themed bash, chaired by Joyce and Arthur Schechter. The benefit, which raised more than $710,000, honored long-time advocate supporters Millie and Mel Anhalt. A video on the story of one of Millie's cases, a child named Mercy, emphasized the importance of the work the Child Advocates do. Now grown and with a family of her own, Mercy attended the gala and assisted Child Advocates CEO Sonya Galvan in presenting the honors.

Who: Jeff Birmingham, Bryan Boyer, Rick Burnett, Liz Chevalier, Mark Ellenberger, Christine Gabriel, Suzette Kelly, Pinki Moore, Reena Moore, Bernadette Payne, Emily Trout, and Steve Wyatt.

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