Heroes for Children’s Seventh Heroes & Handbags Luncheon

Heroic Handbags and Posh Pocketbooks

Seth Vaughan. Photography Jenny Antill.  |  Photos by Jenny Antill
September 05, 2013
Event Date:
March 28, 2013

We know this truth to be self-evident: A party with purpose and purses always triumphs. So it was for Heroes for Children’s seventh Heroes & Handbags luncheon, chaired by Carrie Evans and held at River Oaks Country Club. It was all about the 170 it-bags up for grabs in the silent auction orchestrated by Jo Veeningen, with sales benefitting the cause, which provides financial and social assistance to families with children fighting cancer. Thanks to label largess, bags from Bulgari, Bottega Venetta, Fendi, Susie Straubmueller and Louis Vuitton were on the block. Cause co-founder Larissa Linton bestowed the Spirit of Allie and Taylor award upon board member Karen Baerenstecher, while thanks also went out to pediatric oncology social workers at both MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Hospital. Touting and toting: Heroes for Children executive director Kristy Hensel, Bulgari Houston manager Karen Turner-Smith, clutch creator Elaine Turner, mother-daughter duo Virginia Steppe and Alissa Maples, Faith Majors, Tricia Dewhurst, Aimee Snoots, and Luvi Wheelock.