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Jeans & Jewels raises big bucks amid swinging 1940s decor, show-stopping car

Jeans & Jewels raises big bucks amid swinging 1940s decor, showy car

11 Regina and Eric Boutte, from left, Rebekah Hanry and Bonnie Diehl at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Regina and Eric Boutte, from left, Rebekah Hanry and Bonnie Diehl. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
5 Darlis Fuller, from left, Margie Crump and Margaret LaRoe at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Darlis Fuller, from left, Margie Crump and Margaret LaRoe. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
3 David and Courtney Cook at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
David and Courtney Cook. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
4 Vicki and Ron Morrison at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Vicki and Ron Morrison. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
10 Carol Lockwood, from left, Carole Little and Mike Watford at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Carol Lockwood, from left, Carole Little and Mike Watford. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
22 Darlis and Tom Fuller at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Darlis and Tom Fuller. Photo courtesy of Houston Memory Booth
16 Dancing at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Gala-goers on the dance floor. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
9 Tom Fuller, left, and Buddy Bolt at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Tom Fuller, left, and Buddy Bolt. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
7 Pittman and Meghan Harrison at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Pittman and Meghan Harrison. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
8 Patricia Harless, left, and Carole Little at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Patricia Harless, left, and Carole Little. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
6 Linda Fowler, from left, Nell McDonald and Joe Fowler at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Linda Fowler, from left, Nell McDonald and Joe Fowler. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
1 Robin and Jack Burke at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Robin and Jack Burke. Photo courtesy of KW Photography
19 Dana and Bill Hines at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Dana and Bill Hines. Photo courtesy of Houston Memory Booth
20 Members of the 2014 Jeans & Jewels committee and friends at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
Members of the 2014 Jeans & Jewels committee and friends. Photo courtesy of Houston Memory Booth
11 Regina and Eric Boutte, from left, Rebekah Hanry and Bonnie Diehl at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
5 Darlis Fuller, from left, Margie Crump and Margaret LaRoe at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
3 David and Courtney Cook at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
4 Vicki and Ron Morrison at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
10 Carol Lockwood, from left, Carole Little and Mike Watford at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
22 Darlis and Tom Fuller at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
16 Dancing at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
9 Tom Fuller, left, and Buddy Bolt at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
7 Pittman and Meghan Harrison at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
8 Patricia Harless, left, and Carole Little at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
6 Linda Fowler, from left, Nell McDonald and Joe Fowler at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
1 Robin and Jack Burke at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
19 Dana and Bill Hines at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014
20 Members of the 2014 Jeans & Jewels committee and friends at the Northwest Ministries Jeans & Jewels Gala October 2014

Selecting a theme for the 16th annual Jeans & Jewels gala benefiting Northwest Assistance Ministries, gala chairs Courtney Cook and Vicki Morrison focused on the honorees — Robin and Jack Burke, co-founder of Champions Golf Club.

With the couple's interest in golf and his service in World War II, the chairs chose "A Salute to Swing" as the theme. With that, a 1940s decor was erected, the Richard Brown Orchestra played plenty of swing tunes and guests could post for photos (period accessories included) with a 1947 Lincoln cabriolet.

Fundraising was fervid with $103,000 raised in the Stand Up for NAM appeal for the non-profit's Emergency Basic Needs program. By the time the auctions were tallied along with ticket sales and the pledges, NAM coffers were enriched by $716,000.

In addition to NAM, big winners were Candice and Ed Tyrrell, who won the Oahu vacation raffle, and Linda and Joe Fowler who won $4,000 worth of fine wines donated by Serious Cigars.

Contributing to the evening's success were major sponsors the Fowlers, Houston Methodist, Reneé and Danny Rea, Jackie and Pat Riley, Judy and Glenn Smith, Ultra Petroleum Corporation, CenterPoint Energy, Cindy and Scott Chenoweth, Cynthia and Richard Foley and the Rob and Ann McKee Family Foundation. Joining the fundraising effort were the chairs' husbands, David Cook and Ron Morrison.

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