Best Dressed

Getting gala-ready doesn’t always mean donning black-tie attire! Just ask the folks at Catastrophic Theatre, who threw a too-fun toga party at Downtown-area Rec Room, which featured Greek food and, of course, plenty of vino. And the Jeans & Jerseys party raised nearly $300,000 for Project 88, a foundation established by Houston Texan Garrett Graham and his wife Ericka to ensure guidance counselors are available in public schools.



Ericka and Garrett Graham at ‘Project’
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Cool for ‘Schools’! CIS Wants to Transport You to a Whimsical ‘Wonderland’ at Milestone Gala

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