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Fertitta family toasts Houston's fashion guru at swanky soiree

Fertitta family toasts Houston's fashion guru at swanky soiree

Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Patrick Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Fady Armanious, and Bill Baldwin
Patrick Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Fady Armanious, and Bill Baldwin. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Richard Flowers, Chree Boydstun, Hallie Vanderhider, Fady Armanious
Richard Flowers, Chree Boydstun, Hallie Vanderhider, and Fady Armanious. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Lynn Wyatt
Lynn Wyatt.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Tony Bradfield and Becca Cason Thrash
Tony Bradfield and Becca Cason Thrash. Photo by Jenny Antill
Fady Armanious and the fab ladies
Fady Armanious and the fab ladies.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Mary Ann and David McKeithan
Mary Ann and David McKeithan. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Laura Fondren and Marnie Greenwood
Laura Fondren and Marnie Greenwood. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Kelley Lubanko and Leigh Smith
Kelley Lubanko and Leigh Smith. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Elizabeth and Gary Peterson
Elizabeth and Gary Peterson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Shelby Hodge
Shelby Hodge. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Rallin and  Gabrielle Welch Kathryn and Jeff smith
Rallin and Gabrielle Welch and Kathryn and Jeff Smith. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Patrick Fertitta and Paige Fertitta
Patrick Fertitta and Paige Fertitta. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Michael and Melissa Mithoff, Kara and Ulises Vidal
Michael and Melissa Mithoff and Kara and Ulises Vida. Photo by Jenny Antill
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Patrick Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Fady Armanious, and Bill Baldwin
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Richard Flowers, Chree Boydstun, Hallie Vanderhider, Fady Armanious
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Lynn Wyatt
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Tony Bradfield and Becca Cason Thrash
Fady Armanious and the fab ladies
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Mary Ann and David McKeithan
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Laura Fondren and Marnie Greenwood
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Kelley Lubanko and Leigh Smith
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Elizabeth and Gary Peterson
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Shelby Hodge
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Rallin and  Gabrielle Welch Kathryn and Jeff smith
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Patrick Fertitta and Paige Fertitta
Legacy Community Health Services cocktail party 2019 Michael and Melissa Mithoff, Kara and Ulises Vidal

What: Legacy Community Health Services’ cocktail soiree

Where: The Fertitta Family home

The scoop: Once known as a popular luncheon, the Legacy Community Health Services’ annual fall fundraiser has since become a buzzy cocktail fête. When this year’s event was postponed in September due to a massive rain deluge, organizers opted for a rain cheque — and scheduled a soiree at the Fertitta Family home in River Oaks.

The lively party packed in more than 375 guests. Chairs for the evening included Paige Fertitta, Sheridan Williams, Elizabeth Petersen, Melissa Mithoff, Hallie Vanderhider, Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, and Richard Flowers and Angel Rios. The event honored Tootsies creative director, Fady Armanious. Guests mixed, mingled, and noshed on bites provided by, naturally, Landry’s. 

The event raised more than $390,000 for Legacy’s Little Readers Program, presented by H-E-B. Through this initiative, children receive a brand new, age-appropriate book at each well-child visit, and medical providers give their parents a “prescription to read” — so they understand the importance of reading aloud to their children.

Legacy’s Little Readers Program has grown steadily with support from H-E-B. Legacy distributes books from 13 locations in Houston, Deer Park, Baytown, and Beaumont, as well as 17 School Base Clinics on KIPP and YES Prep campuses. To date, the program has given away more than 105,000 books to pediatric patients.

Who: Katy Caldwell, Chree Boydstun, Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin, Paige Fertitta, Hallie Vanderhider, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Elizabeth and Gary Petersen, Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Richard Flowers and Angel Rios, Gina and Devinder Bhatia, Tony Bradfield, Amanda Goodie-Roberts and Ron Roberts, Beth and Kirk Bruce, Vivian Wise, Dr. Yvonne Cormier and Rufus Cormier, Tony Bravo and Richard Werner, Elia Gabbanelli, Cathy Easter, MaryAnn and David McKeithan, Lisa and Greg Harper, Anthony Danzey and Steve Locke, Laurel D’Antoni, Rose Cullen, Demi and Alex Jessett, Myrtle Jones, Donna Lewis, Shawntell McWilliams, and Sippi Khurana.