Big top circus gala draws angels, astronauts, football and rodeo stars
What: The Be An Angel awards evening, "Under the Big Top."
Where: The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice.
The 411: Astronaut Walt Cunningham and wife Dot chaired the circus-themed fundraiser for which Texas Children's Hospital Physician-in-Chef Dr. Mark Kline served as dinner chair. The evening honored Leroy Shafer, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo COO; Elaine Stolte, Children's Assessment Center executive director; Stephen L. Morris, special agent with the FBI; and Texans star J. J. Watt, who was represented by his parents, Connie and John Watt. State Sen. Dan Patrick, who has served on the Be An Angel board for 26 years, served as honorary chair.
While Dot Cunningham dressed in glittery ringmaster garb, Haras Catering contributed to the circus theme with servings of corn dog shrimp and chocolate malt shooters.
Who: The party crowd included emcee Dana Tyson, Marti Boone, Jan Patrick, the Rev. Frank Rossi, Kim Campbell, Richard Wairnerdi, Katy Price, Melissa Jacobs, Judge Mike McSpadden, Jane Johnstone and Carmina Zamorano and Rafael Chavez.