A cloudless sky as big as Texas, gentle autumnal breezes and ever flowing suds on tap. The elements — and yes, that includes the beer — couldn't have been any more perfect for the good-natured ensemble of 150 young professionals that gathered at Jackson's Watering Hole recently.
Friends of DePelchin Children's Center bedecked the ice house with brightly colored trimmings to bring to mind a fall carnival ambiance complete with Twilight Your Clown, a balloon artist who crafted flowers, hats and cutesy accessories worn by guests throughout the evening.
While the generous spread of finger foods courtesy of Kroger, La Madeleine and Bowl and a silent auction that included sports packages donated by the Houston Dynamo, a wine basket from Houston Wine Merchant and a beauty bundle from Craft Salon and Style Bar kept the genial throng in good spirits, board chair Eliza Wright and chair-elect Jessica Gonzalez seized the opportunity to collect household contributions for DePelchin's new Transitional Living Program, a recently launched initiative that supports young adults ages 18 to 22 who have aged out of the foster care system.
Items such as sheets, comforters, pillows, towels, storage drawers and hangers can be dropped off by appointment at DePelchin Children's Center through Nov. 22.
Unwinding with advancement coordinator Julia S. Taliaferro and public relations manager Analisa Warren were Sarah and Josh Fischer, Wesley Wilder, Mandi Lewis, Shea Jeffring, Rebecca Cantu and Tala Hariri, Dr. Amit Mehta, Allyson Clifton, Allie and Eric Danziger, Mike Collier, Katie Chachere, Marc Eichenbaum, Doug Steimle, Orel Shoham and Lee Mimms.