Location: National Building Museum
WL SPONSORED – Photos by Tony Powell
THE EVENT: Ten senators and a score of congressmen and their wives served hors d’oeuvres from their favorite recipes, often featuring their states’ products. THE SCENE: While Rep. Jefferson Miller and his wife Vicki’s edible entry didn’t bear a state tag, a deeply appreciative crowd dispatched their Bourbon Pecan Baklava with all speed. Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug was spotted, along with Kenneth May (FedEx Kinko’s president and CEO, who chairs the March of Dimes’ trustees). Sen. Ben Nelson and Rep. Phil Gingrey emceed. The event is the primary funding source for the Mama & Baby Bus, which provides free prenatal and dental care to pregnant women in Washington. THE GUESTS: Howard Foer, Bart Vandaele, Rep. Phil Gingrey and Billie Gingrey, Lyndon Boozer, Sen. Ted Stevens, Sen. Dick Lugar, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Sen. Pat Roberts, and Franki Roberts, and many more.