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Rise and shine: Mayor's Literacy Leadership breakfast draws big early-morning crowd

Rise & Shine: Mayor's Literacy breakfast draws big crowd

7 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leisa Holland Nelson, Mayor Annise Parker and Ellie Francisco
Leisa Holland Nelson, from left, Mayor Annise Parker and Ellie Francisco at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
10 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Thao Costis and Daivd Ruiz
Thao Costis and David Ruiz at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
4 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Ed Emmett, Sofia Adrogue and Roland Smith
Ed Emmett, from left, Sofia Adrogue and Roland Smith at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
5 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Kim and Dan Tutcher
Kim and Dan Tutcher at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
12 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Yolanda Green and Kambrel Marshall
Yolanda Green and Kambrel Marshall at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
8 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leslie Wang and Susie Criner
Leslie Wang, left, and Susie Criner at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
6 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leila Perrin, Beth Wolff and Dana Kervin
Leila Perrin, from left, Beth Wolff and Dana Kervin at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
9 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Michelle Rodriguez and Doris Larry
Michelle Rodriguez, left, and Doris Larry at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
1 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Annie Eifler and Richard Torres
Annie Eifler and Richard Torres at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
2 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Bobbie Nau, Gwen Emmett, Ed Emmett, Leisa Holand Nelson
Bobbie Nau, from left, Gwen and Ed Emmett and Leisa Holand Nelson at the Mayor's Literacy Breakfast. Photo by Kim Coffman
7 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leisa Holland Nelson, Mayor Annise Parker and Ellie Francisco
10 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Thao Costis and Daivd Ruiz
4 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Ed Emmett, Sofia Adrogue and Roland Smith
5 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Kim and Dan Tutcher
12 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Yolanda Green and Kambrel Marshall
8 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leslie Wang and Susie Criner
6 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Leila Perrin, Beth Wolff and Dana Kervin
9 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Michelle Rodriguez and Doris Larry
1 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Annie Eifler and Richard Torres
2 Mayors Literacy Breakfast Houston May 2013 Bobbie Nau, Gwen Emmett, Ed Emmett, Leisa Holand Nelson

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.