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Honored for their contributions, organizers and Women of Distinction honorees are glamorous as well. Pictured (from left, back row) are co-chair Susan Hansen, Lisa Holthouse (seated), Barbara Van Postman, Lynn Walsh, Phoebe Tudor (ambassador), Estela Cockrell, DeeDee Marsh, co-chair Jana Arnoldy, (front row) Jo Ann Petersen, Gina Bhatia, Bradlee Few (rising star), Gina Gaston Elie, Paula Mendoza and Mady Kades. (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)
A mermaid sat above the bar at the Age of Aquarius Winter Ball, co-chaired by Susan Hansen and Jana Arnoldy, benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The glamorous 2016 Women of Distinction honorees applauded for their volunteerism, Gina Bhatia, Estela Cockrell, Gina Gaston Elie, Lisa Holthouse, Mady Kades, DeeDee Marsh, Paula Mendoza, Jo Ann Petersen, Barbara Van Postman and Lynn Walsh, floated about in gowns among the glittery orbs. Phoebe Tudor was named the 2016 Ambassador, and high school senior Bradlee Few was recognized as the Rising Star. Allie Doyle, the Honored Hero of the night, shared her story as a patient diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after debilitating stomach pains.
Jennifer Conaway (center), executive director of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, South Texas Chapter with co-chairs (on left) Susan Hansen and (on right) Jana Arnoldy.