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Hats, Tea and a Wonderful Charity

Hats, Tea and a Wonderful Charity

Every now and then we get tired of the usual galas, parties, and charity events but then there are some events that make you feel like a million bucks when you support them. The 5th Annual Tea On The Lawn was one such charity luncheon.

A group of Houston’s fashionable ladies, adorned in Gabriela Dror hats, hopped in a limo, toasted champagne and set off towards The Woodlands to enjoy a tea luncheon in support of New Danville’s future: a great community that benefits adults with special needs.

Aisha Dubose and Natalie NoackThis year was a sold out luncheon with absolutely no empty seats, brought about by the graceful dedication of Committee Co-Chairs Natalie Noack and Aisha Dubose. These two ladies did a fantastic job putting the luncheon together and thereafter personally mingling with each and every guest.

The keynote speaker for the afternoon was Joanne King Herring, a Houston based philanthropist, socialite, political activist and former talk show host, she left the crowd laughing as she shared some of her adventures with Hollywood stars. Ms. Herring was portrayed by actress Julia Roberts in the 2007 film Charlie Wilson’s War. She is a passionate speaker and a motivator for many charities. Later guests gathered around her for photo ops and signing of her second book ‘Diplomacy and Diamonds‘.

Kathy Sanders, Founder & CEO of New Danville shared the mission statement and all the attendees enjoyed learning about New Danville’s projects. The organization is a self-sustaining, master-planned integrated community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can Live, Learn, Work and Grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually with their non-disabled peers.

Spotted looking chic on the lawn were: Gabriela Dror, Paula Mott, Pily Simon, Karina Barbieri, Caroline Matthews Kenney, Sandi Ramirez, Pat Murphy, Renata Creed, and others.

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Photos by DWC Photography.

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