Boo Ball Fun

Frightfully fun Boo Ball rakes in nearly $1.3 million for Ronald McDonald House

Boo Ball scares up nearly $1.3 million for Ronald McDonald House

Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, KISS
Guests went all out with costumes including Gene Simmons and KISS. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Boo Ball Oct 2016, Philamena and Arthur Baird
Philamena and Arthur Baird. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Mariyam Khreibani, Hasti Taghi
Mariyam Khreibani, Hasti Taghi. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Cricket DeWalch, Daniel DeWalch
Daniel DeWalch and Cricket DeWalch were winners of the Young Professionals Costume Contest. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Jan Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall
Jan Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Joelle and Mitch Derrick, gala honorees, with their daughter at Boo Ball
Joelle and Mitch Derrick with their daughter. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Don Nelson, Margaret O'Brien-Molina at Boo Ball
Don Nelson, Margaret O'Brien-Molina. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Maria Bush, Neil Bush
Maria Bush, Neil Bush. Photo courtesy of alexandersportraits.com
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, KISS
Boo Ball Oct 2016, Philamena and Arthur Baird
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Mariyam Khreibani, Hasti Taghi
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Cricket DeWalch, Daniel DeWalch
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Jan Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall
Joelle and Mitch Derrick, gala honorees, with their daughter at Boo Ball
Don Nelson, Margaret O'Brien-Molina at Boo Ball
Houston, Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball, Oct. 2016, Maria Bush, Neil Bush

Costume-clad philanthropic Houstonians rallied at Downtown’s Hilton Americas – Houston to raise big bucks for Ronald McDonald House (RMH) at the “Boo Ball: The Lost Lagoon.” Chairs Suzanne and Bucky Farrow, along with honorary chairs Jan and Oniel Mendenhall, partnered with RMH to host a packed ballroom of 1,200 guests at the Halloween-inspired biennial gala themed.

The frightfully fun night, emceed by former KTRK newsman Don Nelson, honored long-time supporters Joelle and Mitch Derrick and Derrick Equipment Company.

Attendees hit the dance floor to music by the band The Grooves and continued dancing the night away as nearly 100 young professionals joined the festivities for the inaugural Young Professionals After-Party hosted by Hasti Taghi.

The evening raised approximately $1.27 million for the children and families of Ronald McDonald House Houston, which provides a caring home away from home for families with critically ill children in the Texas Medical Center.

The societal characters who donned their finest Halloween duds included: Debbie and Ozzie Bauer, Amir TaghiLisa and Tom Kretzschmar, Lesha and Tom Elsenbrook, Mary and Ernest Redmon, Philamena and Arthur Baird, Mariyam Khreibani, Heather and Paul Buckhart, Trini Mendenhall, and Nancy and Jack Dinerstein.

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