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Houston celebs play waitstaff for a night to benefit local children

Houston celebs play waitstaff for a night to benefit local children

Escape Celebrity Waiters Kim Padgett, Roseann Rogers, Steve Tyrell Lara Bell
Kim Padgett, Roseann Rogers, Steve Tyrell, and Lara Bell.    Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Steve Tyrell
Steve Tyrell.  Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Lee Majors Faith Majors
Faith Majors and Lee Majors.  Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Michael Garfield, Todd Ramos Johnny Bravo
Michael Garfield, Todd Ramos, and Johnny Bravo. Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Sue and Lester Smith
Sue and Lester Smith.  Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Michael Ainbinder Maria Ainbinder
Michael and Maria Ainbinder.  Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Joan Schnitzer Levy, Steve Tyrell and Gerald Franklin
Joan Schnitzer, Steve Tyrell, and Gerald Franklin.  Courtesy photo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Kim Padgett, Roseann Rogers, Steve Tyrell Lara Bell
Escape Celebrity Waiters Steve Tyrell
Escape Celebrity Waiters Lee Majors Faith Majors
Escape Celebrity Waiters Michael Garfield, Todd Ramos Johnny Bravo
Escape Celebrity Waiters Sue and Lester Smith
Escape Celebrity Michael Ainbinder Maria Ainbinder
Escape Celebrity Waiters Joan Schnitzer Levy, Steve Tyrell and Gerald Franklin

What: Escape for a Cause

Where: Hotel ZaZa — Museum District 

The scoop: Local celebrities played waitstaff for a night at the annual Escape for a Cause fundraiser and dining event. Nearly 300 guests were greeted by media and society stars Ernie Manouse, Lara Bell, Johnny Bravo, Andy Cerota, Michael Chabala, Amber Elliott, Shara Fryer, Michael Garfield, Jeff Gremillion, Courtney Zubowski Haas, Steve Johnson, Todd Ramos, Roseann Rogers, Robert Sakowitz, and Cleverley Stone. The celebs mixed and mingled with the guests, and assisted in the dinner service, raffle, wine pull, and auction.  

Founding chairs Joan Schnitzer Levy and Gerald Franklin, along with dinner chair Kim Padgett, hosted the event, which paired dinner with wines from Becker Vineyards. The night raised more than $300,000 raised towards the mission of Escape Family Resource Center to keep vital programs in nearly 80 locations every year and end the cycle of abuse and neglect for children. 

Honoree and Grammy award winner Steve Tyrell performed to packed room and surprised guests with an auction package to see him perform in Tuscany in October.

Who: Seen in the crowd were Maria and Michael Ainbinder, Jo Ann and Phil McCormick, Evelyn Franklin, Morton Cohn, Sue and Lester Smith, Janet Gurwitch, Faith and Lee Majors, Barbara and Gerald Hines, Diane Lokey Farb, Melissa and Doug Schnitzer, Barbara and Don Jordan, Peggy and Kerry Mazoch, Marjorie  Evans, Jackie and Buster Clark, Felicia and John Crowley Sr.