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Jenna Bush Hager keeps a family tradition alive to the delight of Houston's lunching ladies

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3 Vicki West, from left, Thurmon Andress and Jenna Bush Hager at the Small Steps Luncheon
Vicki West, from left, Thurmon Andress and Jenna Bush Hager at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
1 Leticia Trauber, from left, Ana Schick and Marie Louise Kinder at the Small Steps Luncheon
Leticia Trauber, from left, Ana Schick and Marie Louise Kinder at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
11 Jessica Brazelton, from left, Evans Christ and Missy Massey at the Small Steps Luncheon
Jessica Brazelton, from left, Evans Christ and Missy Massey at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
9 Heather Mitchell, left, and Melissa Schnitzer at the Small Steps Luncheon
Heather Mitchell, left, and Melissa Schnitzer at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
12 Ana Schick, left, and Lilly Andress at the Small Steps Luncheon
Ana Schick, left, and Lilly Andress at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
8 Cari Griggs, left, and Sheri Bailey at the Small Steps Luncheon
Cari Griggs, left, and Sheri Bailey at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
10 Tiffany Wong, left, and Kathryn Van Wie at the Small Steps Luncheon
Tiffany Wong, left, and Kathryn Van Wie at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
7 Sarah Snyder, left, and Jennifer Murchison at the Small Steps Luncheon
Sarah Snyder, left, and Jennifer Murchison at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
6 Mary Ellen Bos, from left, Elizabeth Pagan and Kristen Weber at the Small Steps Luncheon
Mary Ellen Bos, from left, Elizabeth Pagan and Kristen Weber at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
5 Jenna Bush Hager, left, and Lisa Malosky at the Small Steps Luncheon
Jenna Bush Hager, left, and Lisa Malosky at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
4 Isla Reckling, left, and Angie Reckling at the Small Steps Luncheon
Isla Reckling, left, and Angie Reckling at the Small Steps Luncheon. Photo by © Jenny Antill
3 Vicki West, from left, Thurmon Andress and Jenna Bush Hager at the Small Steps Luncheon
1 Leticia Trauber, from left, Ana Schick and Marie Louise Kinder at the Small Steps Luncheon
11 Jessica Brazelton, from left, Evans Christ and Missy Massey at the Small Steps Luncheon
9 Heather Mitchell, left, and Melissa Schnitzer at the Small Steps Luncheon
12 Ana Schick, left, and Lilly Andress at the Small Steps Luncheon
8 Cari Griggs, left, and Sheri Bailey at the Small Steps Luncheon
10 Tiffany Wong, left, and Kathryn Van Wie at the Small Steps Luncheon
7 Sarah Snyder, left, and Jennifer Murchison at the Small Steps Luncheon
6 Mary Ellen Bos, from left, Elizabeth Pagan and Kristen Weber at the Small Steps Luncheon
5 Jenna Bush Hager, left, and Lisa Malosky at the Small Steps Luncheon
4 Isla Reckling, left, and Angie Reckling at the Small Steps Luncheon

The Bush family legacy of philanthropic largesse continues through the generations as evidenced by Jenna Bush Hager, when she helped Small Steps Nurturing Center raise $180,000, as both guest speaker and co-chair, during the non-profit's annual benefit luncheon at Houston Country Club.

With Lisa Malosky serving as emcee, Bush Hager entertained the 400 guests in the country club ballroom with remarks on her experiences as an inner-city teacher, as a UNICEF volunteer and as a correspondent for Today. And, of course, there was the playful update on the various members of the presidential Bush family.

Sharing the role of luncheon co-chairs with Bush Hager were Marie Louise Kinder, Lacy Rieke, Helen Schmidt, Elizabeth Jeffers, Susan McConn and Jennifer Moore.

The "Small Steps Nurture & Nourish Luncheon" enjoyed a stylish turnout that included Leticia Trauber, Isla Reckling, Angie Reckling, Jennifer Murchison, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Vicki West, Tiffany Wong, Jessica Brazelton and Missy Massey.

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