Balling Out

Houstonians got gala glam for an Italy-themed celebration at The Corinthian benefiting Mercury, the chamber ensemble music group. Jackson & Company catered the affair, which included a performance by the Mercury orchestra and raised a quarter-million for the organization. ... Following a preview party and cocktail evening on Thursday and Friday, the Junior League’s 69th annual Charity Ball included a rousing auction with items like a chance to hang out with Simone Biles, and diamonds galore courtesy of Tenenbaum Jewelers. The total till reached $740K. ... And at the Good Samaritan Foundation gala, supporters of the nursing profession gathered at the River Oaks Country Club for dinner and dancing, and a moving speech by nurse Mark Barr, whose experience as an amputee called him to the line of work.

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Event Chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy with Guest of Honor Victor Costa

ALL THINGS ITALY — from food to fashion to fab performances — were on display at the River Oaks Country Club earlier this week. Dubbed La Dolce Vita, the fashion show and luncheon benefited the Italian Cultural & Community Center.

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