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1,000 zombies, witches, pirates & devils net $1 million at Boo Ball for Ronald McDonald House

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0015, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Seidy Battista, Geoff Dunker, Ashra Dunker
Seidy Battista, Geoff Dunker, Ashra Dunker Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0011, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Alice Mosing, Jana Arnoldy, Kim Tutcher, Laurie Morian
Alice Mosing, Jana Arnoldy, Kim Tutcher, Laurie Morian Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0021, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Mike Curran, Ronald McDonald, Veronica Curran
Mike Curran, Ronald McDonald, Veronica Curran Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0001, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Scott McClelland, Soraya McClelland
Scott McClelland, Soraya McClelland Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0020, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Lauren Baughman, Max Barrett
Lauren Baughman, Max Barrett Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0017, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Dr. Barney Barrett, Sandy Barrett
Dr. Barney Barrett, Sandy Barrett Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0003, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Scotty Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy
Scotty Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0016, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Dana Weaver, Diane Fallows
Dana Weaver, Diane Fallows Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0005, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Mike Linn, Carol Linn
Mike Linn, Carol Linn Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0013, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Lisa Holthouse, Michael Holthouse
Lisa Holthouse, Michael Holthouse Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0014, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Chi Ohaeri, Perri D'Armond, Dan D'Armond, Dana Weaver
Chi Ohaeri, Perri D'Armond, Dan D'Armond, Dana Weaver Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0012, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Kim Tutcher, Reed Morian, Laurie Morian
Kim Tutcher, Reed Morian, Laurie Morian Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0018, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Debbie Daugherty, John Daugherty
Debbie Daugherty, John Daugherty Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0008, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Keith Rae, Julie Rae
Keith Rae, Julie Rae Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0009, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Juan Deshon, Mari Deshon, Jason Peters, Caroline Peters, Kristina Rosenwasser, David Rosenwasser
Juan Deshon, Mari Deshon, Jason Peters, Caroline Peters, Kristina Rosenwasser, David Rosenwasser Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0007, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, John Riley, Diane Riley
John Riley, Diane Riley Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0004, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Keith Mosing, Alice Mosing
Keith Mosing, Alice Mosing Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0019, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, J.J. Klevenhagen, Kim Klevenhagen
J.J. Klevenhagen, Kim Klevenhagen Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0006, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Ria Van Dright, Sunjay Arya
Ria Van Dright, Sunjay Arya Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0010, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Colleen Dillahunty, Gordon Dillahunty
Colleen Dillahunty, Gordon Dillahunty Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0015, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Seidy Battista, Geoff Dunker, Ashra Dunker
0011, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Alice Mosing, Jana Arnoldy, Kim Tutcher, Laurie Morian
0021, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Mike Curran, Ronald McDonald, Veronica Curran
0001, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Scott McClelland, Soraya McClelland
0020, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Lauren Baughman, Max Barrett
0017, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Dr. Barney Barrett, Sandy Barrett
0003, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Scotty Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy
0016, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Dana Weaver, Diane Fallows
0005, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Mike Linn, Carol Linn
0013, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Lisa Holthouse, Michael Holthouse
0014, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Chi Ohaeri, Perri D'Armond, Dan D'Armond, Dana Weaver
0012, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Kim Tutcher, Reed Morian, Laurie Morian
0018, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Debbie Daugherty, John Daugherty
0008, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Keith Rae, Julie Rae
0009, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Juan Deshon, Mari Deshon, Jason Peters, Caroline Peters, Kristina Rosenwasser, David Rosenwasser
0007, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, John Riley, Diane Riley
0004, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Keith Mosing, Alice Mosing
0019, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, J.J. Klevenhagen, Kim Klevenhagen
0006, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Ria Van Dright, Sunjay Arya
0010, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, October 2012, Colleen Dillahunty, Gordon Dillahunty

If you didn't come in costume, the requirement was black-tie and since it's just as easy to don a costume as it is to fluff up formally, most of the 1,000 revelers rocking into the Hilton Americas-Houston ballroom Friday night were dressed to kill, literally.

Let's start with chairs of the Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball. Scotty Arnoldy dressed convincingly as the evil Batman Joker while Jana Arnoldy did a hottie catwoman. God bless her and the other slim reeds that looked smashing in their body-hugging catsuits including Lisa Holthouse and Kim Tutcher, she in head-to-toe gold.

The Ronald McDonald team went all out for this mega fundraiser, held every other year, and their efforts were rewarded with net, yes net, proceeds of $1 million.

 The baddest costumes were those of Michael Holthouse as a truly creepy skeleton in top hat and Ryan Herbst channeling Kiss with a spiked costume, 6-inch platform shoes and a bulging cod piece.

Ward & Ames orchestrated the evening that featured Michael Jackson-inspired thriller entertainment, Twilight Zone overtones and a wonderfully creepy decor that was electrified with "lightening strikes" and rumbles of thunder. Loved the blankets of cobwebs and hundreds of flickering candles.

We also loved the unrecognizable Don Nelson of Channel 13 morning news, who served as zombie emcee.

The Halloween blast honored Star Furniture for its 100 years of service in Houston and in particular for its long-standing support of Ronald McDonald House. While Star Furniture chairman Melvyn Wolff accepted honors, the surprise (if very brief) video from owner Warren Buffet had the party crowd momentarily stunned.

Costuming ran the gamut with Carol and Mike Linn winning my prize for most creative. These "social climbers" were dressed formally from the waist up (his black-tie, her tiara and bouffant do) and in climbing gear from there down. Scott McClelland, who has been on crutches since April for an unnerving ankle problem, came in as a Trojan soldier, his bad leg riding on a pony-encased scooter. The baddest costumes were those of Michael Holthouse as a truly creepy skeleton in top hat and Ryan Herbst channeling Kiss with a spiked costume, 6-inch platform shoes and a bulging cod piece.

This partying throng included Patti and Richard Everett, Lynn and Bill Guggolz, Starlett and Ben Hollingsworth, Diane and John Riley, Jan Carson and Tim Connolly, Debbie and John Daugherty, Sandy and Dr. Barney Barrett, Joelle and Mitch Derrick and Perri and Dan D'Armond.

 

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