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Jungle Book Gala

Black-tie young professionals are on the prowl — for a good cause — at first Jungle Book Gala

Black-tie young professionals on the prowl at first Jungle Book Gala

News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Lucas Somoza, Analicia Mireles, Jordan Powell, Edward Smart
Lucas Somoza, Analicia Mireles, Jordan Powell, Edward Smart. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Sarah Perkins, Angela Scioli, Morgan Relyea
Sarah Perkins, Angela Scioli, Morgan Relyea. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Maria Bush, Neil Bush, Lizzie Andrews
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation chairs Maria and Neil Bush with Lizzie Andrews. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Melton
Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Melton. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Roel Garcia, Melissa Williams, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck
Roel Garcia, Melissa Williams, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck.  Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Laura Dwight, Sarah Scully, Christina Gutierrez
Laura Dwight, Sarah Scully, Christina Gutierrez. Photo by Jan
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Brant Williamson, Katie Brawner, Trevor Howard
 Brant Williamson, Katie Brawner, Trevor Howard. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Christopher Miorin, Morgan Bellows, Sarah Perkins, Leah Fielder
Christopher Miorin, Morgan Bellows, Sarah Perkins, Leah Fielder. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Dr. Lauren Placke, Rachel Placke
Dr. Lauren Placke, Rachel Placke. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Amanda McGrath, Paul McGrath
Amanda McGrath, Paul McGrath. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Morgan Relyea, Austin Boatwright
Morgan Relyea, Austin Boatwright. Photo by Jane Perkins Photography
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Lucas Somoza, Analicia Mireles, Jordan Powell, Edward Smart
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Sarah Perkins, Angela Scioli, Morgan Relyea
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Maria Bush, Neil Bush, Lizzie Andrews
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Melton
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Roel Garcia, Melissa Williams, Julie Baker Finck, Ron Finck
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Laura Dwight, Sarah Scully, Christina Gutierrez
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Brant Williamson, Katie Brawner, Trevor Howard
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Christopher Miorin, Morgan Bellows, Sarah Perkins, Leah Fielder
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Dr. Lauren Placke, Rachel Placke
News, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Amanda McGrath, Paul McGrath
News, Shelby, Barbara Bush Literacy YP gala, Morgan Relyea, Austin Boatwright

What: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's "Jungle Book Gala."

Where: The Jaguar Habitat at the Houston Zoo.

The scoop: The foundation's Young Professionals Group hosted its first Jungle Book themed gala in the great outdoors of the Houston Zoo. Foundation co-chairs Maria and Neil Bush were on hand to welcome the group that included his son, Pierce Bush. The YP group works "to engage young professionals in Houston’s ongoing literacy crisis by creating opportunities for members to read, lead, and serve." 

The al fresco evening included dinner and dancing to sounds of Dy'lan Ashton.

Who: Sara Beth Melton, Lizzie Andrews, Julie Baker Finck and Ron Finck, Sarah Perkins, Morgan Reylea, Austin Boatwirght, Amanda Tenzer, Drew Tenzer, Kristen Stubbs, Katie Oesch, Cassity joes, Madison Garrison and the charming Lucas Somoza in from Paris.