Contact: Courtney Abernethy, Director of Advancement, LifeHouse, 832-630-0296
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 9, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Former Governor of Arkansas, host of Fox News' number one rated weekend show HUCKABEE and syndicated radio host of The Huckabee Report touched down in Houston for LifeHouse's 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, "A Toast to Life." A crowd of nearly 650 packed the Omni Hotel's Regency Ballroom to hear a compelling speech from the evening's headliner, Huckabee, who inspired guests "to save a life right where they are."
The Celebration kicked off with a reception where guests could mingle and get their photograph taken with the Former Governor. Spotted in the crowd were Laura and William Wheless, Jessica and Fred Brazelton, Susan and David Light, Reed and Billy Wareing, Susan Lawhon, Sarah and Richard Punches, Elizabeth Wareing, Deana and Larry Blackburn, Gracia and Robert Duncan, Cecile and John Punches, Ellen and Leo Linbeck III, James Reckling, Mary Ellen and Will Bos, Tiffany and Charles Masterson, Martha Turner and Glenn Bauguss, Mollie and Kent Wallace, Susan and Charlie Neuhaus, Devin and Ryan McCord, Margaret Hotze with granddaughter Jennifer Heersberger, and Andrea and Trent Tellepsen.
Guests were delighted when Huckabee capped the night off with a rock star performance, alongside old friend Texas Senator Dan Patrick and local high school band The Watchtowers. A curious turn of events occurred when raffle winner, Greg Elliott was presented with the bass guitar that Huckabee just played, and then decided to donate it back for Huckabee to auction off. Huckabee did not flinch when he immediately started a live auction like a pro and raised an additional $5,000! He concluded the evening by raising a glass with the Mistress of Ceremonies Danielle Mitchell, Executive Director Charlie Davis and guests to 25 years of the transformational work of LifeHouse.
Event chairs Laurence and Henry Bragg, Mary Clark and Chris Granberry, Paige and Houston Lane, Kathryn and Adam Roark, Allison and Spencer Stasney, Ashley and John Stevens and Cecie and Kyle Turlington with Estela and David Cockrell as honorary chairs raised over $450,000 for LifeHouse.
Life House is a Christ-centered ministry licensed by the State of Texas to provide housing for pregnant women ages 12-24 years old, regardless if they plan to parent or place their baby in an adoptive home. The two maternity-home campuses are much more than shelter. A set of house parents staff each home and manage a loving household built on Biblical principals where residents become an active part of a Christian family. This unique family model allows for each girl to be uniquely cared for physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, making a greater sustainable impact.
LifeHouse is a not-for-profit charitable IRS 501(c)(3) status. LifeHouseHouston.org