The 14th annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon was a huge success! Held Thursday, March 23 at the Pearland KC Hall, the crowd was treated to lunch by la Madelein and cupcakes by HEB. Attendees were able to bid on live and silent auction items, as well as purchase hat-shaped cakes that adorned each table, all to help raise funds for the literacy center. After lunch, the Elissa Rivas Scholarship Recipients were announced: Olivia Aguilar, Shyanne Kuykendall, Joanna Marquez, Michael Walls, and Francesca Zamora. The scholarships will help each recipient continue with their college education. Rounding out the luncheon was keynote speaker Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill. Also this year, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation agreed to match the Celebrity Waiter tips dollar to dollar up to $10,000. Waiters were able to garner enough tips to help the ARC reach their $10,000 goal! Congratulations on another successful luncheon ARC!
(photos by Kathy Hickey)