By KAROLYN GEPHART
The 16th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pearland from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open and silent auction begins at 10:30 a.m.
This year the luncheon will honor CenterPoint Energy and Dr. James L. “Buck” Gilcrease, superintendent of Alvin ISD, for their contributions in the community and field of education.
Other event highlights include adult learner scholarship presentations, silent auction, raffle, exhibitors, lunch, and live music provided by Kim Prevost and Bill Solley.
The Red Hat Luncheon celebrates adult learners who strive to attain their educational and career goals and supporters who are dedicated to making lasting change. Last year, 692 men and women were served through the center’s life-changing programs.
For 31 years, the lives of men and women with low literacy skills have been positively transformed, made possible by the generosity of donors, sponsors, and volunteers.
The luncheon is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Adult Reading Center and welcomes more than 500 supporters from Brazoria County and surrounding areas. The proceeds from this event directly benefits adult learners, contributing to quality instruction, employment preparation, and innovative technology.
Pearland mayor, judges, county commissioners, city council members and local businessmen will once again be serving as celebrity waiters to raise scholarship funds through the tips generously donated by luncheon attendees.
Returning this year is Channel 13 news anchor Elissa Rivas as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
The Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 2320 Hatfield Rd. in Pearland.
For tickets, contact Kelly Miller at 281-485-1000 or [email protected]