Back row: Judge Clarease Yates, Brenda Watts, Alicia Smith, Warner Roberts, DeeDee March; front row, Alissa Maples, Marie Louise Kinder, Dr. Sippi Khurana, Lisa Holsthouse, Laura Davenport
Chairs Millette Sherman, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein
Holly Ross, Laura Jones
Alicia Hartsfield, Elizabeth Edwards
Amanda Boffone, Stephanie Fleck, Bevin Dubrowski
Mary D'Andrea, Gina Bhatia
DeeDee Marsh, Laura Stein, Elizabeth Stein
Laura Davenport, Lucy Jane Davenport
Wendy McCoy, Laurie Krohn
Tracey Hull, Amy Stanton, Melissa Juneau
Vicki Rizzo, Roseann Rogers, Tricia Oliver, Lara Bell
Cary and Judge Clarease yates
Warner Roberts, Deborah Duncan, Alicia Smith
Haag & Milette Sherman and their daughters, Julia and Carson
Judge Clarease Yates, Dr. Kelli Cohen FEin
Brenda Wats, Sarah Watts
Kevin, Alissa, Holden and Anabell Maples
Kim Padgett, Sonia Soto, Roseann Rogers, Vicki Rizzo
Rachel Regan, Millette Sherman
Virginia & Dan Steppe
Mignon Gill, Lisa Holthouse, Marie Louise Kinder, Dr. Sippi Kurana, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein
Nicole Najera, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Eunice Najera
The season of hats is upon us — Hats in the Park, hats at the River Oaks Tennis Tournament, hats for Kentucky Derby parties and to launch the season of chapeau madness is Hats Off to Mothers.
There was nary a bare head in the River Oaks Country Club ballroom (shades of St. Anne’s in the ’60s) for the annual midday fête celebrating moms and benefiting Easter Seals Greater Houston.
Often reluctant to stand out in a crowd by wearing a look-at-me grand chapeau, the ladies who lunch for worthy causes fully embrace the philanthropic inspiration for fancy headwear. Just look at the chairs of this week’s luncheon. Millette Sherman and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein stepped out in jaunty fascinators while the 10 moms in the spotlight as honorees donned all manner of hats from wide brimmed to pill box to fascinators. Only one in the mix (Alissa Maples) dared let her flowing mane of beautiful dark hair express her own fashion note.
The fashionable honorees, stepping out in haute hat attire, were Laura Davenport, Lisa Holthouse, Dr. Sippi Khurana, Marie Louise Kinder, DeeDee Marsh, Warner Roberts, Alicia Smith, Brenda Watts, and Judge Clarease R. Yates.
As an extra touch to mom love, the luncheon chairs had their daughters — Jordan Fein, and Carson and Julia Sherman — join them in duties at the helm. It was an effort well put forth as the event raised more than $180,000 for the agency that serves veterans, children and adults with all types of disabilities.
Who: Emcee Gina Gaston, Vicki Rizzo, Roseann Rogers, Tricia Oliver, Lara Bell, Tracey Hull, Amy Stanton, Melissa Juneau, Virginia and Dan Steppe, Deborah Duncan, Rachel Regan, Mignon Gill, Wendy McCoy, Laurie Krohn, Holly Ross, Laura Jones, Haag Sherman, Carey Yates, Kevin Maples, Kim Padgett, Alicia Hartsfield, Elizabeth Edwards and Sonia Soto.