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Joyful Toyful celebration once again fills Gigi's Asian Bistro with tons of toys and holiday spirit

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6141, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Carol Sawyer, Gigi Huang, Edie Saville
Carol Sawyer, Gigi Huang, Edie Saville Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6111, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Andy Delery, Brenda Koch
Andy Delery, Brenda Koch Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6153, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, David Brown, Julie Brown, Jan Carson, Tim Connolly
David Brown, Julie Brown, Jan Carson, Tim Connolly Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6219, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Sue Smith, Lester Smith
Sue Smith, Lester Smith Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6191, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Kim Padgett, Linda Brown
Kim Padgett, Linda Brown Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6216, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Elizabeth Harvey, Rob Kimbrough
Elizabeth Harvey, Rob Kimbrough Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6206, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Melissa Madison, Courtney Summerville, Kristina Hornberger
Melissa Madison, Courtney Summerville, Kristina Hornberger Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6198, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Selma Kehoe, B.J. Dauterive, Amy Robinette, Cathy Freeman
Selma Kehoe, B.J. Dauterive, Amy Robinette, Cathy Freeman Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6227, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Warner Roberts, Chris Kase
Warner Roberts, Chris Kase Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6187, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Janet Wahrlich, Fred Wahrlich
Janet Wahrlich, Fred Wahrlich Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6151, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Andy Cordes, Brian Teichman, Magic Schwarz
Andy Cordes, Brian Teichman, Magic Schwarz Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6157, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Bruce Padilla, Evie Melcher, Shelby Kibodeaux
Bruce Padilla, Evie Melcher, Shelby Kibodeaux Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6093, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, David Nguyen, Benny Black
David Nguyen, Benny Black Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6141, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Carol Sawyer, Gigi Huang, Edie Saville
6111, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Andy Delery, Brenda Koch
6153, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, David Brown, Julie Brown, Jan Carson, Tim Connolly
6219, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Sue Smith, Lester Smith
6191, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Kim Padgett, Linda Brown
6216, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Elizabeth Harvey, Rob Kimbrough
6206, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Melissa Madison, Courtney Summerville, Kristina Hornberger
6198, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Selma Kehoe, B.J. Dauterive, Amy Robinette, Cathy Freeman
6227, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Warner Roberts, Chris Kase
6187, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Janet Wahrlich, Fred Wahrlich
6151, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Andy Cordes, Brian Teichman, Magic Schwarz
6157, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, Bruce Padilla, Evie Melcher, Shelby Kibodeaux
6093, Joyful Toyful at Gigi's, December 2012, David Nguyen, Benny Black

Loads of toys for the kiddos and two hot toys for the grown-ups  — the scene was holiday bountiful at Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar for the annual Joyful Toyful celebration. 

While oodles of sparkling new toys were collected, along with $150,000 in donations, to provide Christmas cheer for underprivileged children, Platinum Motocars tempted gold-plated Santas with a shiny Lamborghini Superlegerra and Maserati Turismo, anchored just outside the doors of the Galleria eatery. 

Carol Sawyer and Edie Saville chaired the festive evening that was completely underwritten by ever-gracious hostess, restaurateur Gigi Huang. For their long-time support, Gigi and Andy and Dr. Del Delery took bows as the evening's honorees.

Generous guests collected 6,000 toys for the children of Boys and Girls Harbor, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Our Lady of Guadalupe School (whose choir entertained guests with caroling), the Forge for Families and Volunteer Houston.

Popular KTRK Channel 13 morning news anchor Tom Koch served as emcee and auctioneer, encouraging the 250 guests to part with serious dinero on behalf of the children.

Relishing the holiday spirit and the yummy Asian fare from Gigi's kitchen were David Nguyen, Benny Black, Brenda Koch, Omana Abraham, Warner Roberts, Sue and Lester Smith, Julie and Dr. David Brown, Janet and Fred Warhlich, Linda Brown, Selma Kehoe, B.J. Dauterive, Courtney Somerville, Paul Somerville, Kristina Hornberger, Bruce Padilla, Chris Kase and Evie Melcher.

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