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051_ Julia Taliaferro and Maggie Gori_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Julia Taliaferro, left, and Maggie Gori at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
01_ Rebecca Cantu and Talal Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Eliza Wright, left, and Adrea Leal at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
042_ Jennifer Graff and Marc Eichenbaum_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Jennifer Graff and Marc Eichenbaum at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
035_ Anna Lyssa Cuevas and Meghan Miller_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Anna Lyssa Cuevas, left, and Meghan Miller at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
046_ Margaret and Steve Yerkovich_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Margaret and Steve Yerkovich at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
04_ Blake Cantley, Brandon Lauderdale, Michael and Lexi Long and Adam Curley Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Blake Cantley, left, Brandon Lauderdale, Michael and Lexi Long and Adam Curley at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
053_ Jenny Beech, Jessica Gonzalez, Adrea Leal and Rebecca Cantu_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Jenny Beech, left, Jessica Gonzalez, Adrea Leal and Rebecca Cantu at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
39_ Preston Sauer, Allison Kingsley and Matt Owen_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Preston Sauer, left, Allison Kingsley and Matt Owen at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
017_ Cole Ramsey, Elliott Taliaferro and Ginger Wedemeyer_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Cole Ramsey, left, Elliott Taliaferro and Ginger Wedemeyer at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
012_ Sam and Cati Rines_ at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's
Sam and Cati Rines at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
030_ Jacob and Melissa Robinson and Stacy and Jason Johnson _Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Jacob and Melissa Robinson, left, and Stacy and Jason Johnson at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
010_ Analisa Warren and Stuart Smith_ Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Analisa Warren and Stuart Smith at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
015_ Marc Eichenbaum_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Marc Eichenbaum at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's. Courtesy of Friends of DePelchin
051_ Julia Taliaferro and Maggie Gori_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
01_ Rebecca Cantu and Talal Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
042_ Jennifer Graff and Marc Eichenbaum_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
035_ Anna Lyssa Cuevas and Meghan Miller_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
046_ Margaret and Steve Yerkovich_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
04_ Blake Cantley, Brandon Lauderdale, Michael and Lexi Long and Adam Curley Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
053_ Jenny Beech, Jessica Gonzalez, Adrea Leal and Rebecca Cantu_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
39_ Preston Sauer, Allison Kingsley and Matt Owen_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
017_ Cole Ramsey, Elliott Taliaferro and Ginger Wedemeyer_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
012_ Sam and Cati Rines_ at Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's
030_ Jacob and Melissa Robinson and Stacy and Jason Johnson _Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
010_ Analisa Warren and Stuart Smith_ Hariri_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
015_ Marc Eichenbaum_Friends of DePelchin Happy Hour Little Woodrow's
Little Woodrow's on Shepherd
Get Directions - 720 Shepherd Dr. Houston

What a summer it has been for up-and-coming philanthropists in Houston. During what's otherwise a season for rest and relaxation, the social card of a young professional these days is just nuts as volunteer troupes seem to pop up in the blink of an eye.

But while some committees are in their infancy, it's business as usual for one of the oldest young professional groups in the city, one that has been around since the late 1990s.

Friends of DePelchin launched its 2013-14 social calendar with a casual happy hour at the new Little Woodrow's on Shepherd Wednesday in which the leadership collected $500 worth of educational supplies and cash donations for DePelchin Children Center's back-to-school campaign.

Group chair by Eliza Wright seized the opportunity to chat about upcoming events, such as the "Fall Carnival" on Oct. 24 at Jackson's Watering Hole and the big "Friday Night Lights" gala on Nov. 15 at Reliant Park — because it's never too early to pencil in a save-the-date.

Socializing over beers with advancement coordinator Julia Taliaferro and public relations manager Analisa Warren were Brandon Lauderdale, Rebecca Cantu and Talal Hariri, Anna Lyssa Cuevas, Stacy and Jason Johnson, Mandi Lewis and Wesley Wilder, Michael and Lexi Long, Matthew Pierce, Cole Ramsey, Cati and Sam Rines, Christy and Robert Tinnell, Stuart Smith, Ginger Wedemeyer, and Margaret and Steve Yerkovich.

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