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"Phantom Orange" theme sets the stage for a night of wacky, wonderful costumes

"Phantom Orange" theme sets the stage for wacky, wonderful costumes

Orange Show Gala Renee Pool, Bart Truxillo
Renee Pool, Bart Truxillo. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Ed Smith, Beverley Braden, Pamela George, Paul Easterwood
Ed Smith, Beverley Braden, Pamela George, Paul Easterwood. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Dixie Friend Gay, Rich Latimer
Dixie Friend Gay, Rich Latimer. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Don Mafrige
Don Mafrige. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala J. Michael Soliz
J. Michael Soliz. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Ben Gibson, Nichole Strine
Ben Gibson, Nichole Strine. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Bill and Liz Decker
Bill Decker, Liz Decker. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Eric Turner, Wayne Blosat, Morné Coetzer
Eric Turner, Wayne Blosat, Morné Coetzer. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Gala Chairs Lynn Mathre and Stuart O'Dell
Gala Chairs Lynn Mathre, Stuart O'Dell. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Jack and Alice Tutt
Alice Tutt, Jack Tutt. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala John and Beverly Berry, Paul and Nancy Johnson
John Berry, Beverly Berry, Paul Johnson, Nancy Johnson. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Karen Haug, Raphael Portet, Julie Cushman
Karen Haug, Raphael Portet, Julie Cushman. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Anne Moriniere, Marilyn Oshman, Jack Moriniere
Anne Moriniere, Marilyn Oshman, Jack Moriniere. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Sydney and Michael Vanderhider
Sydney Vanderhider, Michael Vanderhider. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Myra Wilson, Suzie Simons, Nancy and Steve Reader.
Myra Wilson, Suzie Simons, Nancy Reader, Steve Reader. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Oliver Rodz, Carolyn Rodz, Lane Schultz, Bob Schultz
Oliver Rodz, Carolyn Rodz, Lane Schultz, Bob Schultz. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Star Massing, john Smither, Dallas McNamara
Star Massing, John Smither, Dallas McNamara. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Stephanie Smither, Gewen Goffe
Stephanie Smither, Gewen Goffe. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Orange Show Gala Renee Pool, Bart Truxillo
Orange Show Gala Ed Smith, Beverley Braden, Pamela George, Paul Easterwood
Orange Show Gala Dixie Friend Gay, Rich Latimer
Orange Show Gala Don Mafrige
Orange Show Gala J. Michael Soliz
Orange Show Gala Ben Gibson, Nichole Strine
Orange Show Gala Bill and Liz Decker
Orange Show Gala Eric Turner, Wayne Blosat, Morné Coetzer
Orange Show Gala Gala Chairs Lynn Mathre and Stuart O'Dell
Orange Show Gala Jack and Alice Tutt
Orange Show Gala John and Beverly Berry, Paul and Nancy Johnson
Orange Show Gala Karen Haug, Raphael Portet, Julie Cushman
Orange Show Gala Anne Moriniere, Marilyn Oshman, Jack Moriniere
Orange Show Gala Sydney and Michael Vanderhider
Orange Show Gala Myra Wilson, Suzie Simons, Nancy and Steve Reader.
Orange Show Gala Oliver Rodz, Carolyn Rodz, Lane Schultz, Bob Schultz
Orange Show Gala Star Massing, john Smither, Dallas McNamara
Orange Show Gala Stephanie Smither, Gewen Goffe

What: The 34th annual Orange Show gala.

Where: Crown Plaza NRG Hotel.

The scoop: With "Phantom Orange" as the theme, most among the 400 revelers stepped out in some form of outrageous orange costuming. Making the night all the more merry were tunes by legendary rocker Mickey Thomas and the Celebrity AllStars. Taking bows for the delightfully zany evening were chairs Lynn Mathre and Stewart O'Dell and auction chairs Sue Payne and Caroline Fant.

While raising $545,000, guests wined and dined and were entertained by palm readers, card readers and shadow puppet shows from BooTown. Contributing to the proceeds were artworks for auction by Gabriel de la Mora, Pedro Friedeberg, Mel Chin, Sharon Kopriva and more.

Who: Marilyn Oshman, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Don Mafrige, Ed Smith, Beverley Braden, Pamela George, Paul Easterwood, Dixie Friend Gay, Rich Latimer, Alice and Jack Tutt and Julie Cushman.