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Memorial Hermann "Under the Boardwalk" bash is a record breaker

News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Living Table
The "Living Table" one of many attractions at Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk gala. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Jason and Stacy Johnson and Sarah and Max Mischer
Gala chairs Jason and Stacy Johnson and Sarah and Max Mischer. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Hallie Vanderhider
Hallie Vanderhider. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Zach and Elizabeth Fertitta, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester
Zach Fertitta, Elizabeth Fertitta, Kelli Kickerillo, Todd Forester. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Tiffany Gist, Leila Mischer
Tiffany Gist, Leila Mischer. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Bill Gutknecht and Christine Falgout
 Bill Gutknecht, Christine Falgout. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Iggy Distefano, Dr. Sean Blackwell
Iggy Distefano, Dr. Sean Blackwell. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Michael Trevino, Ileano Trevino, Walt Mischer Jr.
 Michael Trevino, Ileano Trevino, Walt Mischer Jr. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Whitney Martin, Leigh Martin
Whitney Martin, carnival character, Leigh Martin. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Scott McClelland, Susie DeStefano and Craig Cordola
Scott McClelland, Susie Distefano and Craig Cordola. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Katie Zorich, Robby Zorich
Robby Zorich, Katie Zorich. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Yvonne Cormier, John and Karen Baerenstecher
Yvonne Cormier, John and Karen Baerenstecher. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Kevin Lally, Allison and Craig Cordola
Kevin Lally, Allison Cordola, Craig Cordola. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Living Table
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Jason and Stacy Johnson and Sarah and Max Mischer
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Hallie Vanderhider
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Zach and Elizabeth Fertitta, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Tiffany Gist, Leila Mischer
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Bill Gutknecht and Christine Falgout
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Iggy Distefano, Dr. Sean Blackwell
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Michael Trevino, Ileano Trevino, Walt Mischer Jr.
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Whitney Martin, Leigh Martin
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Scott McClelland, Susie DeStefano and Craig Cordola
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Katie Zorich, Robby Zorich
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015, Yvonne Cormier, John and Karen Baerenstecher
News, Shelby, Memorial Hermann Under the Boardwalk, Nov. 2015,  Kevin Lally, Allison and Craig Cordola

As carnival characters roamed the ballroom of the Royal Sonesta Hotel and 500-plus guests tried their skills at various arcade games, the dinero kept rolling in at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital "Under the Boardwalk" gala. By night's end, the bash had scored a record-breaking $600,000 and change.

The revelry was headed up by Stacy and Jason Johnson and Sarah and Max Mischer, all four members of Memorial Hermann's young professional group Heroes in Health.

Partygoers played like kiddos at the crazy money-grab machine, the skee ball, the wine toss and loads of other carny amusements scattered across the ballroom decorated to the hilt by A Memorable Event. They grazed through food stations featuring sophisticated carnival fare and closed the night dancing to the sounds of Password.

Adding to the record proceeds was the raffle of a stainless steel, black dial, green sapphire crystal Rolex Milgauss, donated by Thomas Markle Jewelers.

In the spotlight were the evening's honorees — Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine team and H-E-B represented by Scott McClelland. Hospital honchos on the scene included Craig Cordola, senior vice president and regional president-Central/West Region, Memorial Hermann Health System, and Susie Distefano, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital CEO.

On the scene — Katie and Robbie Zorich, Elizabeth and Zack Fertitta, Soraya McClelland, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester, Holly and Austin Alvis, Leila and Walt Mischer, Hallie Vanderhider, Anat and Jay Zeidman, Kimberly Falgout and Jonathan Fry, Kelly Krohn and Christine Falgout with Bill Gutknecht.