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Hottie auction: Houston's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes sell themselves for Green

Houston's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes sell themselves

Katie Nolet and Cody Heath at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Katie Nolet and Cody Heath. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Sherwin Bradford and Kristy Hamilton at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Sherwin Bradford and Kristy Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Blair Bentley and Schuyler Evans at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Blair Bentley and Schuyler Evans. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Sara Cain and Mark Donaldson at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Sara Cain and Mark Donaldson. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Louis Para and Sarah Schmidt at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Louis Para and Sarah Schmidt. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Leland Smith and Tamara Alsarraf at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Leland Smith and Tamara Alsarraf. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Katherine Rippel, from left, Adam Ledet, Barton Kelly, Melissa Maldonado and Corey Shircliff at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Katherine Rippel, from left, Adam Ledet, Barton Kelly, Melissa Maldonado and Corey Shircliff. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Karoline Bowen and Colin Hughes at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Karoline Bowen and Colin Hughes. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Justin Walker and Alinda Gary at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Justin Walker and Alinda Gary. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Emily Zarcaro and Blake Ducharme at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Emily Zarcaro and Blake Ducharme. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Blake Telg and Katie Campbell at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Blake Telg and Katie Campbell. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
The crowd at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
The crowd. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
The crowd 2 at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
The crowd. Photo courtesy of Visual Culture
Katie Nolet and Cody Heath at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Sherwin Bradford and Kristy Hamilton at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Blair Bentley and Schuyler Evans at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Sara Cain and Mark Donaldson at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Louis Para and Sarah Schmidt at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Leland Smith and Tamara Alsarraf at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Katherine Rippel, from left, Adam Ledet, Barton Kelly, Melissa Maldonado and Corey Shircliff at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Karoline Bowen and Colin Hughes at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Justin Walker and Alinda Gary at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Emily Zarcaro and Blake Ducharme at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
Blake Telg and Katie Campbell at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
The crowd at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014
The crowd 2 at the RedBuds Membership Drive October 2014

What: RedBuds Membership Drive and Date Auction benefiting Trees for Houston.

Where: The Gaslamp.

The 411: What a sight it was when a bevy of Houston's most eligible hunks and pretty young things volunteered to be on the auction block for this yearly young professionals singles event that supports Trees for Houston. The bachelor and bachelorette affair, emceed by Steven Stone and Kristen Atherton, roused 100 RedBuds members and friends to knock back a few adult bevs while bidding for dates with accomplished twenty and thirtysomethings, a fetching coterie that included plastic surgeon Kristy Hamilton, entrepreneur Cody Heath and attorney Colin Hughes.

The party raised $8,000 thanks in part to big spenders Sherwin Bradford, who ponied up $1,220 for a rendezvous with mortgage banker Emily Zarcaro, and Schulyer Evans, who paid $1,300 for a date with Homemade Hope founder Blair Bentley. Green from the event will support Trees for Houston's efforts in keeping the city's canopy flourishing.

Who: In the crowd were Sarah Schmidt, Sara Cain, Tamara Alsarraf, Blake Telg, Justin Walker, Katie Campbell, Blake Ducharme, Alinda Gary, Karoline Bowen, Katie Nolet, Leland Smith, Louis Para, Mark Donaldson, Katherine Rippel, Adam Ledet, Barton Kelly, Melissa Maldonado and Corey Shircliff.