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Top Texans gather at Austin-chic gala honoring Lone Star heroes

Top Texans gather at Austin-chic gala honoring Lone Star heroes

NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Kent Hance Cecilia Abbott
Kent Hance and Cecilia Abbott. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Aaron Saenz Cecilia Abbott Gabriela Saenz
Aaron Saenz, Cecilia Abbott, and Gabriela Saenz. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Andrea Sparks Christopher Ryan Kindell John Walsh
Andrea Sparks, Christopher "Ryan" Kindell, and John Walsh. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 John Walsh Diane Allbaugh
John Walsh and Diane Allbaugh. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Hannah Wicklund Gabriela Saenz Chelsea Holden Cecilia Abbott Susie Hance
Hannah Wicklund, Gabriela Saenz, Chelsea Holden, Cecilia Abbott, and Susie Hance. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 auction
A live auction offered fun giveaways and prizes for a good cause. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 La Barbecue trailer
Gala guests enjoy fare from some of Austin's tastiest food trucks. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 liquor bottle ring toss
Guests competed in an adult take on the classic ring toss game. Photo by Lisa Hause
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Kent Hance Cecilia Abbott
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Aaron Saenz Cecilia Abbott Gabriela Saenz
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Andrea Sparks Christopher Ryan Kindell John Walsh
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 John Walsh Diane Allbaugh
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 Hannah Wicklund Gabriela Saenz Chelsea Holden Cecilia Abbott Susie Hance
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 auction
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 La Barbecue trailer
NCMEC Texas Heroes for Children Gala 2015 liquor bottle ring toss

What: Texas Heroes for Children Gala

Where: Brazos Hall

The details: Top Texans gathered at the Texas Heroes for Children Gala on September 24, an annual event celebrating those who uphold the mission of the Texas regional office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Gov. Greg Abbot, Cecilia Abbott, and Christopher "Ryan" Kindell were honored during the Austin-chic affair, which featured television personality and human rights advocate John Walsh. Guests were treated to a lively auction, fare from some of Austin's top food trucks, and a fun take on a classic carnival game.

Who: Cecilia Abbott, John Walsh, Diane Allbaugh, Kent Hance, Aaron Saenz, Gabriela Saenz, Christopher "Ryan" Kindell, Andrea Sparks, Susie Hance, Hannah Wicklund, and Chelsea Holden.