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Buffalo Bayou shimmers as big donors wine and dine on Sabine Street Bridge

Buffalo Bayou shimmers as big donors wine and dine on Sabine Bridge

18 Collin and Jacquelyn Cox, from left, and Marsha and Charlie Parker at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Chairs Collin and Jacquelyn Cox, from left, and Marsha and Charlie Parker. Photo by © Katya Horner
17 Kathy Hubbard, left, and Mayor Annise Parker at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Kathy Hubbard, left, and Mayor Annise Parker. Photo by © Katya Horner
28 Nancy and Rich Kinder at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Nancy and Rich Kinder. Photo by © Katya Horner
11 Cody and Kusum Patel, from left, and Bas and Courtney Soleveld at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Cody and Kusum Patel, from left, and Bas and Courtney Soleveld. Photo by © Katya Horner
34 Brady Carruth, left, and Rusty Wortham at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Brady Carruth, left, and Rusty Wortham. Photo by © Katya Horner
23 Joe Turner and Anne Olson at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Joe Turner and Anne Olson. Photo by © Katya Horner
32 Scott Minnix and Lanesha Anderson at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Scott Minnix and Lanesha Anderson. Photo by © Katya Horner
27 Murry and Karen Penner at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Murry and Karen Penner. Photo by © Katya Horner
26 Julie and Ian Rosenberg at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Julie and Ian Rosenberg. Photo by © Katya Horner
33 Sharon Adams, left, and Sallie Sargent at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Sharon Adams, left, and Sallie Sargent. Photo by © Katya Horner
20 Jamie Mize, left, and Dan Tidwell at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Jamie Mize, left, and Dan Tidwell. Photo by © Katya Horner
15 Debby Francis and Johnny Steele at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Debby Francis and Johnny Steele. Photo by © Katya Horner
10 Cindy Steele and Steve Lopez at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Cindy Steele and Steve Lopez. Photo by © Katya Horner
3 Barbara and Gerald Hines at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Barbara and Gerald Hines. Photo by © Katya Horner
8 Chuck and Gayl Carlberg, from left, Adrienne David and Dick Yale at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Chuck and Gayl Carlberg, from left, Adrienne David and Dick Yale. Photo by © Katya Horner
1 Alison and Chris Porter at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Alison and Chris Porter. Photo by © Katya Horner
2 Andy and Terry DiRaddo at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Andy and Terry DiRaddo. Photo by © Katya Horner
18 Collin and Jacquelyn Cox, from left, and Marsha and Charlie Parker at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
17 Kathy Hubbard, left, and Mayor Annise Parker at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
28 Nancy and Rich Kinder at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
11 Cody and Kusum Patel, from left, and Bas and Courtney Soleveld at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
34 Brady Carruth, left, and Rusty Wortham at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
23 Joe Turner and Anne Olson at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
32 Scott Minnix and Lanesha Anderson at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
27 Murry and Karen Penner at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
26 Julie and Ian Rosenberg at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
33 Sharon Adams, left, and Sallie Sargent at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
20 Jamie Mize, left, and Dan Tidwell at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
15 Debby Francis and Johnny Steele at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
10 Cindy Steele and Steve Lopez at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
3 Barbara and Gerald Hines at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
8 Chuck and Gayl Carlberg, from left, Adrienne David and Dick Yale at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
1 Alison and Chris Porter at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
2 Andy and Terry DiRaddo at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014

What: Buffalo Bayou Partnership's "Buffalo Bayou Ball: Works of Wortham."

Where: Cocktails on the Sabine Promenade along the bayou and dinner on the Sabine Street Bridge.

The 411: On a perfect evening, 600 supporters strolled the promenade, enjoying the downtown view and the dramatic blue lunar lighting that led them to the dinner tent where A Fare Extraordinaire worked its culinary magic. The Wortham Foundation, represented by Fred Burns, Brady Carruth, Tommy Smith and Rusty Wortham, was honored for its quarter century of support for the bayou and for quality of life initiatives.

Jacquelyn and Collin Cox and Marsha and Charlie Parker chaired the evening that raised more than $540,000 for the Partnership's continuing efforts at revitalizing Buffalo Bayou. Key players on the scene included Partnership board chair Sis Johnson and Partnership president Anne Olson as well as Ibiza chef Charles Clark, who drew the winning ticket for a dinner for 20 at Clark Cooper Concept's latest venture, The Dunlavy set to open in several months.

Who: Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Barbara and Gerald Hines, Sallie Sargent, Janet and Paul Hobby, Jenny Elkins, Kate and Steve Gibson, Leslie and Shannon Sasser, Claire Cormier Thielke and Winifred and Carleton Riser.

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