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A swank River Oaks party home makes this carnival kickoff as spectacular as the gala

Swank River Oaks party home makes this kickoff as grand as the gala

Christine Falgout, from left, Jo Lynn Falgout and Gregg and Kimberly Falgout at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
The Falgout family opened their home for the Children's Memorial Hermann kickoff  — from left, Christine, Jo Lynn, Gregg and Kimberly Falgout. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Anat and Jay Zeidman at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Anat and Jay Zeidman at the Children's Memorial Hermann gala kick-off. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Boardwalk performers at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Boardwalk performers at the Children's Memorial Hermann  kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Dan Wolterman at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Memorial Hermann Healthcare CEO Dan Wolterman at the "Under the Boardwalk" kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Cody and Kusum Patel with Stilt Walker at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Cody and Kusum Patel at the Children's Memorial Hermann  kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Claire Cormier Thielke, from left, Chuck Stokes and Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Claire Cormier Thielke, from left, Chuck Stokes and Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at the Children's Memorial Hermann kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum, from left, with Grace Kim at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum, from left, with Grace Kim at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Keith and Alice Mosing at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Keith and Alice Mosing at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Will and Casey Hedges at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party THIS.jpg
Will and Casey Hedges at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Ileana Treviño, left, and Alina Garcia at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Ileana Treviño, left, and Alina Garcia at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Jacob and Judy Roberts, from left, with Stacy and Jason Johnson at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Jacob and Judy Roberts, from left, with Stacy and Jason Johnson at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Rachel Kelting and Gregory Patrinely at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Rachel Kelting and Gregory Patrinely at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Christine Falgout, from left, Jo Lynn Falgout and Gregg and Kimberly Falgout at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Anat and Jay Zeidman at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Boardwalk performers at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Dan Wolterman at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Cody and Kusum Patel with Stilt Walker at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Claire Cormier Thielke, from left, Chuck Stokes and Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum, from left, with Grace Kim at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Keith and Alice Mosing at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Will and Casey Hedges at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party THIS.jpg
Ileana Treviño, left, and Alina Garcia at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Jacob and Judy Roberts, from left, with Stacy and Jason Johnson at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party
Rachel Kelting and Gregory Patrinely at The Memorial Hermann at the Under the Boardwalk kickoff party

As chair of the kickoff for the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital "Under the Boardwalk" gala, Christine Falgout had an ace in the hole — her parents' swank River Oaks home designed with spectacular festivities in mind.

So when Christine asked, Jo Lynn and Gregg Falgout happily opened their mansion — as grand a setting as that of any gala — to hospital supporters. Beyond admiring the surroundings, Memorial Hermann patrons were entertained by a coterie of jugglers, stilt walkers and clowns. Michael Flores Music provided the live tunes and Tony's restaurant served an enticing array of sophisticated "boardwalk" fare. The carnie style bites included gourmet hot dogs and sliders, mini popcorn balls, cake pops and more.

The coup for this event was the presence of three Memorial Herman CEOs beginning with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System CEO Dan Wolterman and including Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital CEO Susie Distefano and Memorial Hermann Foundation CEO Ileana Trevino. Add UT Health president Giuseppe Colasurdo and you get a sense of the powerful assembly.

Center front on this evening were Fred Zeidman and son Jay Zeidman, chairs of the Nov. 9 "Under the Boardwalk" fundraiser that will be held at the Bayou City Event Center.

Joining the indoor/outdoor party scene were Alice and Keith Mosing, Dr. Yvonne and Rufus Cormier, Nancy and Conor McEvily, Caroline Kenney, Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum, Elizabeth and Alexander Dwyer, Alina and Roberto Garcia, Casey and Will Hedges and Shannon Janek.