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Fine wine gourmet dinner translates into big success for Small Steps

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Mike and Kathy Mattina, from left, and John and Julie Howie at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Mike and Kathy Mattina, from left, and John and Julie Howie. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Justin and Audrey Loweth at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Justin and Audrey Loweth. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Fred and Jessica Brazelton at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Fred and Jessica Brazelton. Photo by © Jenny Antill
John and Peggy Rathmell at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
John and Peggy Rathmell. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Co-Chairs at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Mark and Connally Burroughs, from left, Guy Stout and Meredith and Langston Turner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Robert and Alicia Kimmel at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Robert and Alicia Kimmel. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Angie and John Reckling at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Angie and John Reckling. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Trini Mendenhall at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Trini Mendenhall. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Kim and Marshall Adkins at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Kim and Marshall Adkins. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Ed and Kate Bialas at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Ed and Kate Bialas. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Shelley and Lew Brazelton at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Shelley and Lew Brazelton. Photo by © Jenny Antill
David and Lynda Underwood at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
David and Lynda Underwood. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Carolyn and Garry Tanner at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Carolyn and Garry Tanner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Barb and Bob Zorich at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Barb and Bob Zorich. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Mike and Kathy Mattina, from left, and John and Julie Howie at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Justin and Audrey Loweth at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Fred and Jessica Brazelton at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
John and Peggy Rathmell at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Co-Chairs at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Robert and Alicia Kimmel at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Angie and John Reckling at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Trini Mendenhall at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Kim and Marshall Adkins at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Ed and Kate Bialas at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Shelley and Lew Brazelton at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
David and Lynda Underwood at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Carolyn and Garry Tanner at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014
Barb and Bob Zorich at the Small Steps Wine Classic May 2014

What: The annual Small Steps Wine Classic.

Where: At a private club on the edge of the Houston Polo Club grounds.

The 411: Once again Guy Stout, Master Sommelier and executive with Glazer’s, oversaw the wine selection and shared insights on his choices with the 500-plus guests. The fundraiser is built around a four-course dinner with carefully selected wine pairings. The evening was chaired by Connally and Mark Burroughs Jr. and Meredith and Langston Turner.

The gents joined in the program on the Small Steps Nurturing Center with the non-profit's executive director Ana Schick. The evening raised more than $600,000 for programs that provide early childhood education and emotional care for at-risk children.

Who: Joining the dinner held in a vast party tent were Trini Mendenhall, Jan and Oniel Mendenhall, Townes Pressler, Shelley and Lew Brazelton, Pat and Dan Breen, Angie and John Reckling, Judy and Henry Sauer, Gail and Robert Stillwell, Lynda and David Underwood, Jessica and Fred Brazleton and Peggy and John Rathmell.

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