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River Oaks Luncheon Highlights a Homeless Kid Who Turned Into a Country Music Star

BY // 04.19.18
photography Jenny Antill Clifton

What: DePelchin Children’s Center luncheon

Where: River Oaks Country Club

PC Moment: While highlighting the need for more safe and caring foster and adoptive families for vulnerable children, the luncheon honored DePelchin’s longstanding partnership with the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. Since the partnership began in 2006, DePelchin has received close to $1.4 million as the bowl’s charitable beneficiary, not to mention the millions in publicity and promotional support.

Chaired by Janna and David Webber and Mary and Temple Webber, the event raised $275,000.

Award-wining country recording artist Jimmy Wayne, a former child in foster care, shared his story which he chronicled in the New York Times best-selling memoir, Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way. He was joined in the program by DePelchin board chair Pam Brasseux and DePelchin president and CEO Jenifer Jarriel.

Who: Murray Brasseux, Alicia and Russell Gordy, Laura Bellows, Ginni Mithoff, Anne Duncan, June Deadrick, Ellen and John Bass, June Deadrick, David Fletcher, and Fox 26 news anchor Sally MacDonald, who served as emcee.

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