What: Friends of the West University Place Parks Fund 23rd annual Park Lovers Ball.
Where: The Royal Sonesta Hotel.
The 411: It was the non-profit's largest gala to date with more than 600 guests turning out to raise $450,000, the highest total to date as well. Taking bows for the green-themed evening were chairs Megan and Drew Morris, Kara and Dax Sanders and Nancy Kate and Mark Prescott. Packing in the greenbacks thanks to auction chair Ting Bresnahan were the 150 silent auction packages, the 11 Big Board items and the wine pull that was chaired by Susie Boyce and Kristine Martinez.
Who: West University Place Mayor Bob Fry, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Gwen, Courtney and Bill Toomey, John Bresnahan, Sarah and Ben Cotting, Friends executive director Donna LaMond and Marc LaMond, Park Lovers chair Kara Sanders and Robin and Steven Murray.