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Yao Ming, from left, Kyle MacLachlan, President George H.W. Bush, Dana Carvey, Eric Dunham and Barbara Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Yao Ming, from left, Kyle MacLachlan, President George H.W. Bush, Dana Carvey, Eric Dunham and Barbara Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Ryan Crocker, from left, David Jones and Jim and Paula McGrath at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Ryan Crocker, from left, David Jones and Jim and Paula McGrath at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Neil Bush, from left, with R.C. and Nel Slocum at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Neil Bush, left, with R.C. and Nel Slocum at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Kyle MacLachlan, from left, with Kathleene and Andy Card at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Kyle MacLachlan, left, with Kathleene and Andy Card at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Jan and Gene Cernan at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Jan and Gene Cernan at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Yao Ming, left, and President George H.W. Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Yao Ming, left, and President George H.W. Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Joseph and Cathy Cleary at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Joe and Cathy Cleary at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
James Davison Jr., left, and James E. Davison at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
James Davison Jr., left, and James E. Davison at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Hap Ellis at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Hap Ellis peruses the wine auction at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Flora Atherton Crichton and Fred McClure at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Flora Atherton Crichton and Fred McClure at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Dana Carvey, left, and Yao Ming at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
The long and short of it — Dana Carvey, left, and Yao Ming at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner. Photo courtesy of George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
Yao Ming, from left, Kyle MacLachlan, President George H.W. Bush, Dana Carvey, Eric Dunham and Barbara Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Ryan Crocker, from left, David Jones and Jim and Paula McGrath at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Neil Bush, from left, with R.C. and Nel Slocum at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Kyle MacLachlan, from left, with Kathleene and Andy Card at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Jan and Gene Cernan at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Yao Ming, left, and President George H.W. Bush at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Joseph and Cathy Cleary at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
James Davison Jr., left, and James E. Davison at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Hap Ellis at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Flora Atherton Crichton and Fred McClure at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013
Dana Carvey, left, and Yao Ming at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation dinner December 2013

Known for his good-natured imitation on Saturday Night Live of former President George H.W. Bush, comedian Dana Carvey rocked the packed ballroom at The Houstonian as three generations of the Bush family helped raise funds for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

The former president, Barbara Bush, Doro Bush Koch, Neil Bush and his son, Pierce Bush, welcomed guests that included headliners Yao Ming, Desperate Housewives' dreamy Kyle MacLachlan and Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

The annual Vintner Dinner and Wine Auction featured a variety of great wine finds including a one-of-a-kind 5-litre 2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, etched with the George Bush 25th Anniversary logo, and a bottle of 2009 Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, one of only 25 magnums produced and bottled.

Silent and live auctions added to the funds that will support educational programs at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and the foundation.

Supporters included Astronaut Gene Cernan and wife Jan, John Williams, Paula and Jim McGrath, Kathy and Andy Card, David Jones, Nel and R.C. Slocum, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Fred McClure and Eric Dunham.

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