HOUSTON, TEXAS – July 5, 2011 – Chair Linda McReynolds
was ecstatic about the success of the 2011 Salvation Army
Luncheon, Reflections on Style. The Chic Boutique,
featuring “gently worn” or new designer clothes for sale,
brought in more than $131,000 to add to the table sales.
The total intake of $507,000 broke all previous records for
the annual luncheon. The honoree for this year’s luncheon
was former First Lady Barbara Bush. As usual, Mrs.
Bush wowed the crowd with her delicious sense of humor, i.e.
“So George said, ‘How come no one asked you to rummage
through your closet for clothes for this event?’” She also
spoke passionately about her causes: literacy, education,
and the Salvation Army.
Chair McReynolds had a fleet of very competent lieutenants
helping her put on the dazzling show. Chic Boutique
co-chairs were Suzie Conway and Debbie Rogers,
coutour co-chairs were Lilly Andress and Carol
Sharpe, and the after sale co-chairs were Tara Conley
and Maggie Smith.
and Tamara Klosz Bonar put together a stunning
fashion show from some of the big ticket items donated by
those big-hearted society ladies.
Luminaries attending included Joanne King Herring,
Becca Cason Thrash, Salvation Army Auxiliary president
Brenda DeVore, Lynn Wyatt, Jeanie Kilroy,
Susan Baker, Ann Duncan, and
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About the Salvation Army:
Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in the United States in 1865, has been
supporting those in need in His name without discrimination
for 121 years in the Greater Houston region. Nearly 30
million Americans nationwide receive assistance from The
Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of
social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the
disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and
shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. 88.4 cents of every dollar spent
by The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is used
to support those services across Harris, Fort Bend and