Le Brunch Des Chapeaux Luncheon Benefits Autism Community Network
By Ellie Leeper
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Accessories are an important part of our everyday wear. For one San Antonio non-profit organization, their special accessory, hats, are tipping their brim to support the goal of defeating the emotional disorder of Autism. The Le Brunch Des Chapeaux, nicked named The Hat Luncheon, recently held its 11th anniversary luncheon on the statuesque lawn of The Argyle Club.
THE VIBE: With over 300 supporters in attendance festooned in fabulous hats, guests were treated to a Mad Hatter’s cocktail, followed by a light lunch and a sleek fashion show presented by Julian Gold. Keeping in theme with the Mad Hatter’s tea party, assorted mini Bundt cakes called Bundtinis were served to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. The women attending the Le Brunch Des Chapeaux luncheon made a bold statement, not only with their hats of assorted colors and styles, but also with a public statement committing their efforts to support individuals faced with Autism.
THE CAUSE: Chaired by Raven Labatt and Cynthia Kerby, this year’s luncheon benefitted the Autism Community Network. Established in 2008, the Autism Community Network was created to provide services for all people with autism. Since its establishment, the organization has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that are donated to assist local San Antonio programs for young people in the community.