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37 Derek Mendoza, from left, Michele Bumgarner and Juvie Cruz, President of Filipino Young Professionals of Houston (FYP Houston) at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Derek Mendoza, from left, Michele Bumgarner and Juvie Cruz. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
42 Michele Bumgarner signing autographs at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Michele Bumgarner. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
19 LeeAnne Nash, from left, Anthony Guevara and Tess Tuazon at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
LeeAnne Nash, from left, Anthony Guevara and Tess Tuazon. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
7 Made From Scratch macarons at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Made From Scratch macarons. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
15 Trung Huynh and Michele Bumgarner at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Trung Huynh and Michele Bumgarner. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
20 Megan Raines, left, and Bronwyn Walker at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Megan Raines, left, and Bronwyn Walker. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
21 John Newinn and Michele Bumgarner at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
John Newinn and Michele Bumgarner. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
41 Maria Canlas, left, and Tess Tuazon, Regional Chair for Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
Maria Canlas, left, and Tess Tuazon. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
24 Derek Mendoza, left, and Louis Cardenas at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014.
Derek Mendoza, left, and Louis Cardenas. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
23 ASTC Voting Box at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
ASTC voting box. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
26 I Voted sticker at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
I Voted sticker. Photo by © Aubrey Garibay
37 Derek Mendoza, from left, Michele Bumgarner and Juvie Cruz, President of Filipino Young Professionals of Houston (FYP Houston) at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
42 Michele Bumgarner signing autographs at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
19 LeeAnne Nash, from left, Anthony Guevara and Tess Tuazon at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
7 Made From Scratch macarons at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
15 Trung Huynh and Michele Bumgarner at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
20 Megan Raines, left, and Bronwyn Walker at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
21 John Newinn and Michele Bumgarner at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
41 Maria Canlas, left, and Tess Tuazon, Regional Chair for Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
24 Derek Mendoza, left, and Louis Cardenas at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014.
23 ASTC Voting Box at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
26 I Voted sticker at the Young Professionals Grand Prix kick-off party June 2014
The Original OKRA Charity Saloon
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What: Asia Society Texas Center's Grand Prix Kickoff Party, with event partner Filipino Young Professionals

Where: OKRA Charity Saloon

The 411: Fans lined up to get autographs from special guest Filipina-American Mazda Road to Indy driver Michele Bumgarner, who was gearing up to race in this weekend's Grand Prix of Houston. Guests enjoyed the fun cocktail party vibe and Made from Scratch's macarons in Asian-inspired flavors.

Two lucky winners took home the grand prize giveaway of two VIP Paddock Basses for the Grand Prix event — including trackside access to Bumgarner and her crew. Partygoers also voted for Asia Society Texas Center, one of the nonprofit finalists competing to receive 100 percent of OKRA's proceeds during the month of June.

Who: Spotted sipping and supporting Asia Society Texas Center were Bonna Kol, John E. Bradshaw Jr., Juvie Cruz, Anthony Guevara, Leslie and Jason Robinett, Tess Tuazon, Bless Lagrone, Travis Jenner, Selven O'Keef Jarmon, Tina Zulu, Cindy Pham, Carlajean Dumlao, Maria Canlas, Derek Mendoza and Arturo Parra.

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