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Honorees at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Fifteen years of luncheons and 15 honorees at the Easter Seals Hats Off to Mothers luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Todd Forrester and Kelli Kickerillo at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Todd Forrester and Kelli Kickerillo with their young son. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Millette Sherman, from left, Gina Bhatia, Mary D'Andrea and Katherine Le at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Millette Sherman, from left, honoree Gina Bhatia, Mary D'Andrea and honoree Katherine Le. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Suzette and Kirbyjon Caldwell at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
The Rev.s Suzette and Kirbyjon Caldwell. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, left, and Gina Gaston Elie at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Luncheon chairs Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, left, and Gina Gaston Elie. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Sheridan Williams, left, and Kristin Nix at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Sheridan Williams, left, and honoree Kristin Nix. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Audrey and Bill Lawson at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Honoree Audrey Lawson and the Rev. Bill Lawson. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Jana and Scott Arnoldy, from left, Lindley Arnoldy and Phoebe Tudor at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Honoree Jana Arnoldy, from left, with Scott Arnoldy, Lindley Arnoldy and Phoebe Tudor. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Sussman family at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Honoree Karen Sussman with Harry Sussman and their children. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Ileana Treviño and daughters NAMES at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Mari, from left, honoree Ileana and Margot Treviño. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann McKeithan and Diane Lokey Farb at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Honoree Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann McKeithan and Diane Lokey Farb. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Leela Krishnamurthy, from left, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie, Amy Pierce Sofia Adrogué and Patricia Dewhurst at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Leela Krishnamurthy, from left, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie, Amy Pierce and honorees Sofia Adrogué and Patricia Dewhurst. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Kim Padgett, from left, Hershey Grace, Blake Barner and Bruce Padilla at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Kim Padgett, from left, Jennifer Roosth, Blake Barner and Bruce Padilla. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Mary Kickerillo and Leela Krishnamurthy at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Mary Kickerillo and Leela Krishnamurthy. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Andi Fry at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Andi Fry. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Honorees at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Todd Forrester and Kelli Kickerillo at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Millette Sherman, from left, Gina Bhatia, Mary D'Andrea and Katherine Le at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Suzette and Kirbyjon Caldwell at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, left, and Gina Gaston Elie at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Sheridan Williams, left, and Kristin Nix at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Audrey and Bill Lawson at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Jana and Scott Arnoldy, from left, Lindley Arnoldy and Phoebe Tudor at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Sussman family at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Ileana Treviño and daughters NAMES at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann McKeithan and Diane Lokey Farb at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Leela Krishnamurthy, from left, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie, Amy Pierce Sofia Adrogué and Patricia Dewhurst at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Kim Padgett, from left, Hershey Grace, Blake Barner and Bruce Padilla at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Mary Kickerillo and Leela Krishnamurthy at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014
Andi Fry at Hats Off to Mothers March 2014

Like the flowers in our gardens, a bower of frothy chapeaux transformed the River Oaks Country Club ballroom into a vision of spring-like beauty as Easter Seals Greater Houston celebrated 15 women at the "Hats Off to Mothers" luncheon.

On this 15th anniversary of the fundraiser saluting outstanding mothers, Easter Seals decided that rather than the usual 10 moms honored, the luncheon would doff its hat to 15. And what a glamorous group they were from new moms to grandmothers.

We all know that today's grandmothers belie the tottering image long associated with the term. Consider the stylish grandmothers taking bows on this day — Sheridan Williams, Mary Kickerillo and Audrey Lawson.

At the opposite end of that spectrum were the fashionable new moms in the spotlight such as Kelli Kickerillo and Kristen Nix.

And the entire lot presented a lovely tableau as they assembled on stage to multiple applause — Sofia Adrogué, the Rev. Suzette Caldwell, Patricia Hamilton Dewhurst, Andi Fry, Leela Krishnamurthy, Katherine Le, Amy Pierce, Kathi Rovere, Karen Susman and Ileana Trevino.

The luncheon was chaired by two outstanding moms in their own right — Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, mother of two, and Gina Gaston Elie, mother of triplets. Their efforts filled the ballroom with 420 guests, including a number of children celebrating their honored moms, and raised $205,000 for Easter Seals programs.

Stepping elegantly into this spring setting were Diane Lokey Farb, Phoebe Tudor, Scotty Arnoldy, Debbie Festari, Gina Bhatia, Sten Gustafson, Cynthia Allshouse, the Rev. Bill Lawson, Melanie Lawson, Bruce Padilla, Vincent Kickerillo, Todd Forrester and Lilly Andress.

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