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Strake Jesuit students and their mothers enjoyed quality time together at the annual Mother-Son Luncheon.
On October 23, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory hosted its 32nd annual Mother-Son Luncheon, which is an event created by the school’s Mothers’ Club. At the luncheon, hundreds of mothers and sons attend a formal lunch at the Bayou Event Center, where they take pictures, eat lunch and listen to a speaker.
The portrait photographs include the mothers and sons together and are meant to capture this time in the sons’ life and their relationship with their mother.
After the pictures comes the lunch. At each table, there are about five families who are either randomly selected or who requested to be together. This year’s lunch consisted of a house salad as an appetizer, beef short ribs as the main course, and either a chocolate decadence or a French vanilla panna cotta as dessert.
A highlight of the Mother-Son Luncheon is the portrait photography station, where mothers and sons have their pictures taken together.
During the lunch, the attendees listened to a talk from Drew Dougherty, who is the host of the Houston Texans TV program. In his speech, he touched on how Strake Jesuit prepared him very well for his studies in college at SMU. Once the speaker finished, there was a closing prayer by Father Jeff Johnson to conclude the event.
“The mother son luncheon was a splendid time with a great group of people. Our mothers are very important in our lives and we took time out of our day to appreciate them. It was a great time,” said Strake Jesuit freshman Dominic Botard.
Since the 1980s, mothers and sons have enjoyed this luncheon, as it has become a special Strake Jesuit tradition.