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February 04, 2011 - Junior League's Casino Royale

What: The 63rd annual Junior League Event

Where: Junior League of Houston

When: Friday, February 4th & Saturday, February 5th

Time: 6:30 pm

Beneficiary: Junior League of Houston

Host(s): Junior League of Houston

Mistress of Ceremonies: Jeannie Rich Chandler and Kimberly Berry Hankamer

Master of Ceremonies: Malcom Rowland

EMCEE: Malcolm Rowland

Presenting Sponsor(s): Weatherford International Ltd.

Gala Chairperson(s): Kimberly Berry Hankamer

Honorary Chairperson(s): Lisa Crosswell Stone

Executive Director: Jeannie Rich Chandler

Committee Members: Marcie Kinsel Berry, Perry Ann Davis Reed, Keli Carr Luce, Molly O'Connell Ellis, Jeannie Rich Chandler, Megan Buzbee-D'Souza, Andrea Broussard Davidson

President(s): Jeannie Rich Chandler

Staff: Larissa Pendley, Anne Cowan, Amy Dybala, Calandrian Kemp, Heidi Moore, Jane Porter, Marsha Smith, Jan Young, Donna Marcum, Patty Freeman, David Hale, Malcolm Rowland, Allison Walton

Welcome: Kimberly Berry Hankamer

Speaker: Malcolm Rowland

Entertainment: Richard Nevins and the Charity Ball Cast

Music: variety

Quote of the evening: "Now, are you feeling lucky? Well, let the games begin!"

Attendance: 200+

Attire: Black Tie

Special Thanks: Al's Formal Wear, Aztec Tents and Events, Bill Bartlett, Bayside Printing Company, Blackburn Photography, Annette Boatwright Photography, Michael Carr Photography, Digital Network Associates, LLC, Limb Design, Michael Martinez Photography, Page International Communications, Password Productions, Mistie Porter, Margaret Rotan Photography, Malcolm Rowland, Shyn Salon, Taraloo-Portraits with Style, Temple Webber Photography, and The Junior League Development Staff Lanny Kemp and Heidi Moore

Donors: Sporting News and United Airlines, Momentum Jaguar Land Rover Volvo Porsche, Performance Racing Network, Houston Motor Club, Rhinestone Cowgirl Design, Flirty Freda, Bill Walker Clothier, Elizabeth Anthony|Esther Wolf, Zadok Jewelers, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Carrabba's

Planning Committee: Robbie Barrow Shackouls, Becky Kinder Pivec, Marcia Shealy Willson, Lisa Crosswell Stone, Marian Hearne Hilpert, Natalie Gladden Sheridan, Brooke Bradburn Berry, Kimberly Berry Hankamer, Sara Elizabeth Litton, Bonnie McSwain Inamdar, Courtney Culver Schaefer

Board of Directors: Catherine Beaton Smith, Perry Ann Davis Reed, Renee Shockley Davis, Jeannie Rich Chandler, Andrea Broussard Davidson, Molly O'Connell Ellis, Sarah Heck Snyder, Elizabeth Kormeier Howley, Susan Richardson Barnes, Amy Spear Hampton, Jacquelyn DuBose Cox, Diane Love Maness, Megan Buzbee-D'Souza, Keli Carr Luce, Stephanie Lowrey Magers, Ann Fromholz Walsh, Katie Walthall Mehnert, Mimi Fraser Foerster, Catherine Nacol McCoin

Blacktie Photos by: Caroline Berg Photography

 James Bond?  No, but the Hankamer's were all aces.
James Bond? No, but the Hankamer's were all aces.

 It was a lavish evening, filled with red carpets, beautiful gowns, and lively entertainment. The Junior League’s ‘Casino Royale’ Charity Ball was a great way to get their year started off with a boom. As ladies quickly took care of the last minute details, the party had started to arrive- it was show time! The evening began with the guests arriving, checking in, and mingling while a slew of photographers readily waited to take their photograph. After the hustle and bustle died down, it was time for the entertainment. 

The Junior League’s Charity Ball Chairman, Kimberly Berry Hankamer, took the stage and started the evening off with a quick few words to the guests.  The night was off to a great start and it had only just begun. After an entertaining set by the live dancers and singers, The President of the Junior League, Jeannie Rich Chandler, gave a few words of gratitude to those in attendance. The guests were then informed that dinner was ready to be served.  With a bit more mingling to do, everyone shared a laugh with friends, took more photographs, and slowly found their table for dinner.

After dinner, it was time to hit the casino! The evening was a success: bright lights, great music, and some of Houston’s finest, coming together and supporting a great cause.


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