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A Sweetheart of a Springtime Luncheon at Steak 48!

A Sweetheart of a Springtime luncheon at Steak 48!

What do you get when you have a luncheon in the illustrious restaurant, Steak 48, that normally is open only for dinner? You have Springtime in a beautiful room filled with a profusion of yellow and pink roses created by Flowers by Nino and the beauty of many of the city’s most philanthropic women being celebrated for their charitable work as Houston Sweethearts

The Houston Sweetheart Award was started by a group of friends, Anne Carl, Deborah Duncan, Sylvia Forsythe, Kim Moody, Alicia Smith, and myself, thirteen years ago as a way to honor those who serve the community with their time, talent, energy, creativity, resources and most importantly with their love. Serving as hostesses for the luncheon were Houston Sweetheart founders. Deborah Duncan, Kim Moody, Alicia Smith and me. Both Sylvia Forsythe and Anne Carl were traveling. 

After I, along with Chef Jeff Taylor, introduced and welcomed the past Houston Sweethearts, KHOU’s Great Day Houston star, Deborah Duncan, gave a brief history of the beneficiary of the day, The Mission of Yahweh. The Mission has been sheltering and providing aid to homeless women and children for 62 years. As Duncan explained, “The Mission of Yahweh is truly a unique refuge that not only provides food, clothing, and shelter but is committed to rehabilitating women to become self-sufficient productive members of society.” 

Savoring the multi-course menu, which included a choice of Petit Filet Mignon, Shetland Island Salmon, and Maryland-style Lump Crab Cakes with a multitude of sides and a mountain of perfection in a dessert, were guests, including past Houston Sweethearts and other distinguished Houstonians:  Betty HrncirSidney FaustBrigitte KalaiLynn WyattRichard FlowersMerele YarboroughCharly GayJeff GremillionNini HaleRachel ReganJoanna MarksSybil RoosBetsy GarlingerDonna ValloneMonica HartlandHeidi ParkhurstMaria Moncada AlaouiMelissa MurphyAngie RobertsScott EvansLaurette VeresAmy PierceLara BellTammie JeffersMary Ann McKeithan and Chris Swanson

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Warner Roberts

Social Book Contributor

Warner Roberts' talent and creativity have led to her success in many careers: fashion model, award-winning television journalist, actress in theater and films, multi-millions fundraiser, interviewer, speaker, magazine writer, publisher, author, and most importantly wife, mother, and grandmother. Her decades of support and dedication to Houston charities is legendary as she produced the first March of Dimes Ball and later "Best Dressed, chaired the first Leukemia Gala, and raised the funds to build the first dormitory for The Mission of Yahweh homeless shelter which has helped countless women and children to rebuild their lives. Warner created The Social Book (nee Houston Calendar of Social Events) in 1996 and added The Social Book's Houston Treasures Award in 2003 to recognize the extraordinary Houstonians who make our city great. She lent her mantra to the title of her best-selling memoir, "Life is an Adventure!" (Photo: Debbie Porter)

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