Chairs Stephanie Tsuru, Amy Pierce and Kristina Somerville

THE CROHN'S AND Colitis Foundation's Winter Ball is annually among the city's most glamorous galas and successful philanthropic fetes. And while 2021's presentation and venue changed to accommodate social distancing, the enthusiasm and generosity did not change in the least.

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Carlos and Daniella Correa at Ignacio Torras' dinner party with Fabergé

As discussion of rising Covid numbers permeates the national news, many Houstonians in recent days have decided it's time for a return to something like normalcy. And, in the peak of fall, that means charity bashes.

There were glitzy to-do's Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week — all with thoughtful safety precautions — one function featuring an Astro raising money for kids with cancer at a fabulous Memorial area mansion, another highlighting buff firemen stripping shirtless in support of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association Charitable Foundation.

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On the leading edge of what seems to be a cautious return to live events — with actual people there, in person — the Periwinkle Foundation on Thursday night crowned Evan Turner of Krasi Meze & Wine the 2020 Iron Sommelier at its annual wine-tasting fundraiser, where extraordinary measures were taken to minimize any risk of Covid spread. Theodore Rex's Justin Vann was runner-up.

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