What: Trees of Hope gala.
Where: Omni Houston Hotel.
The 411: Star of Hope programs for homeless families were enriched by $675,000 thanks to table purchases and lively bidding on holiday decorations, including fanciful Christmas trees, that were available for the high bidder to take home. Highlight of the giving was when the Gift from the Heart Tree, purchased for Star of Hope families, sold several times, sending proceeds soaring.
Trees of Hope president Heather Holmes chaired the jolly evening along with Roseann Rogers and Melanie Rothwell. Key players in the night were emcee Steve Smith and honorees Martha and Jim Hunt.
Who: Carmen and Butch Mach, Courtney and Bill Toomey, Charlie Thomas, Robin and Danny Klaes, Scott Rothwell, Richard Holmes, Dr. Aashish Shah, Lisa and John Stoika, Sherry and Jim Smith, Jo Ann Petersen and Doris and Terry Looper.