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A River Oaks ballroom full of good samaritans raises $400,000

A River Oaks ballroom full of good samaritans raises $400,000

11 Nancy and Franco Valobra, from left, and Jennifer and Alan Rosen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Nancy and Franco Valobra, from left, and Jennifer and Alan Rosen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
6 Lu Caltagirone, from left, Marsha Braniff and Jan Carson at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Chairs Lu Caltagirone, from left, Marsha Braniff and Jan Carson at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
4 Carol Sawyer, left, with David and Jenny Moore at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Honorees Carol Sawyer, left, and David and Jenny Moore at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
16 Tony and Mary Gracely at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Tony and Mary Gracely at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
17 Vicki West, from left, with Dick and Susan Hansen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Vicki West, from left, with Dick and Susan Hansen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
15 Suzanne and Hernaldo Rivera at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Suzanne and Hernaldo Rivera at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
12 necklace and live auction item by Franco Valobra at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Stunning necklace and live auction item donated by Franco Valobra at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
9 Kevin and Alissa Maples, from left, and Virginia and Dan Steppe at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Kevin and Alissa Maples, from left, and Virginia and Dan Steppe at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
8 Jim Daniel, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Carole and Ronald Krist at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Jim Daniel, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Carole and Ronald Krist at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
7 Jack and Nancy Dinerstein at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Jack and Nancy Dinerstein at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
3 Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
5 Diane and Brian Kingshill at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Diane and Brian Kingshill at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
1 Alan and Roz Pactor at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
Alan and Roz Pactor at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
11 Nancy and Franco Valobra, from left, and Jennifer and Alan Rosen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
6 Lu Caltagirone, from left, Marsha Braniff and Jan Carson at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
4 Carol Sawyer, left, with David and Jenny Moore at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
16 Tony and Mary Gracely at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
17 Vicki West, from left, with Dick and Susan Hansen at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
15 Suzanne and Hernaldo Rivera at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
12 necklace and live auction item by Franco Valobra at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
9 Kevin and Alissa Maples, from left, and Virginia and Dan Steppe at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
8 Jim Daniel, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and Carole and Ronald Krist at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
7 Jack and Nancy Dinerstein at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
3 Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
5 Diane and Brian Kingshill at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner
1 Alan and Roz Pactor at the Krist Samaritan Center dinner

What: Krist Samaritan Center annual "Samaritan Celebration."

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Marsha Braniff, Lu Caltagirone and Jan Carson chaired the festive dinner that raised $400,000 for the center's Counseling Assistance Fund. The evening honored Jenny and David Moore, Carol Sawyer and Franco Valobra.

Who: Among the more than 300 guests were Sandra and the Rev. Gerald DeSobo, Jim Braniff, Tom Caltagirone, Tim Connolly, Carol and John Howenstine, Dr. Tom Sawyer, Mary and Tony Gracely, Nancy Valobra, Elaine and Fella Knight, Mary and Joseph Cesaratto and Christy and Lou Cushman.