Shelby's Social Diary
Rise and shine: Mayor's Literacy Leadership breakfast draws big early-morning crowd
They might be more accustomed to hitting the treadmill or heading to Define in the early morning, but on a recent workday trendsetters joined city officials in support of the Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast at River Oaks Country Club.
Hosted by the Houston Center for Literacy, the 7:30 a.m. event saw 270 supporters pour in to hear Mayor Annise Parker discuss the importance of improving the city's literacy.
Joining the mayor in support of Houston Center for Literacy were elected officials Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Pearland Mayor Tom Reid and Houston City Council members Wanda Adams, Stephen Costello and Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez.
Receiving praise for their successful efforts (record attendance and funds raised) at chairing the fundraiser for the second year were Ellie Francisco and Leisa Holland-Nelson, who have signed on to chair the breakfast again in 2014.
Showing their support for literacy efforts were Gwen Emmett, Leslie Elkins, William Griffin, Bobbi Nau, Val Gibbs, Jenny Elkins, Elise Joseph, Karen Love, Kim and Dan Tutcher, Sherman Lewis, Beth Wolff, Laurie Morian, Jay Sears and Debbie McLeod, Joe Cleary, Philamena Baird and Ransom Lummis.