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Mayor Parker and spouse engage luncheon crowd with their personal story of adoption

Mayor Parker and spouse engage audience with their adoption story

Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, John Olson, Mayor Annise Parker, Kathy Hubbard, Linwood Olson
John Olson, from left, Mayor Annise Parker, Kathy Hubbard and Linwood Olson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Joe Lyons, John Montgomery, Frank Billingsley
Joe Lyons, from left, John Montgomery and Frank Billingsley. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Sarah Jane Canion, Liz Anders
Sarah Jane Canion, left, and Liz Anders. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Harris Fontaine, Suzann Richardson, Nancy Fontaine, Will Richardson
Harris Fontaine, from left, Suzann Richardson, Nancy Fontaine and Will Richardson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Brooke Bentley Gunst, Lisa Laux Kalavar, Ruthie Johnson Miller
Brooke Bentley Gunst, from left, Lisa Laux Kalavar and Ruthie Johnson Miller. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Linwood Olson, Kristen Olson Lyons
Linwood Olson, left, and Kristen Olson Lyons. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Pam Burge, Frank Billingsley, Lisa Duchman
Pam Burge, from left, Frank Billingsley and Lisa Duchman. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Sandy Leffler, Susie Dilg
Sandy Leffler, left, and Susie Dilg. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Maidie Ryan, Kathryn Lee Bragan, Nellie Connally
Maidie Ryan, from left, Kathryn Lee Bragan and Nellie Connally. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Brooke Hutson, Jamie Smith Luff, Lindsay Wallace
Brooke Hutson, from left, Jamie Smith Luff and Lindsay Wallace. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Christine Falgout, Kimberly Falgout
Christine Falgout, left, and Kimberly Falgout. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Jennifer Bollich Steeg, Kristen Olson Lyons, Christan Fuqua, Brooke Luz
Jennifer Bollich Steeg, from left, Kristen Olson Lyons, Christan Fuqua and Brooke Luz. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Marie Bosarge, Helen McDonald
Marie Bosarge, left, and Helen McDonald. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Logan Lyman, Mary S Dawson

Logan Lyman, left, and Mary S. Dawson.
Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Anne Chao
Anne Chao. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, John Olson, Mayor Annise Parker, Kathy Hubbard, Linwood Olson
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Joe Lyons, John Montgomery, Frank Billingsley
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Sarah Jane Canion, Liz Anders
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Harris Fontaine, Suzann Richardson, Nancy Fontaine, Will Richardson
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Brooke Bentley Gunst, Lisa Laux Kalavar, Ruthie Johnson Miller
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Linwood Olson, Kristen Olson Lyons
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Pam Burge, Frank Billingsley, Lisa Duchman
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Sandy Leffler, Susie Dilg
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Maidie Ryan, Kathryn Lee Bragan, Nellie Connally
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Brooke Hutson, Jamie Smith Luff, Lindsay Wallace
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Christine Falgout, Kimberly Falgout
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Jennifer Bollich Steeg, Kristen Olson Lyons, Christan Fuqua, Brooke Luz
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Marie Bosarge, Helen McDonald
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Logan Lyman, Mary S Dawson
Houston, Spaulding for Children Luncheon, May 2015, Anne Chao

What: Spaulding for Children inaugural "Home Is Where the Heart Is" luncheon.

Where: Houston Country Club.

The 411: Who better to address the adoption and foster care agency's fundraiser than Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard, who talked about adopting two young girls. KPRC Channel 2 meteorologist Frank Billingsley served as emcee and revealed that he was adopted in his home state of Alabama.

Linwood Olson and her daughter, Kristen Olson Lyons, chaired the event that drew a crowd of 250 and raised $75,000 for the agency that helps abused and neglected children find loving adoptive homes.

Who: John Olson, Joe Lyons, Brooke Bentley Gunst, Lisa Laux Kalavar, Ruthie Johnson Miller, John Montgomery, Liz Anders, Nellie Connally, Anne Chao, Harris Fontaine, Nancy Fontaine, Suzann Richardson, Will Richardson, Sandy Leffler and Susie Dilg.