The weather outside Saturday was rainy and cold, but inside there were warm meals and even warmer smiles as the Mike Evans Family Foundation presented its inaugural Heather Kilgore Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Wilbrydge Reception Hall, 2702 Ave. L, in Galveston.
“It means a lot,” Evans, the perennial All-Pro for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Galveston native, said about the event, which was named for his mother, Heather Kilgore. “She’s the reason I am who I am, and she has always been a very giving person.”
Once Evans arrived, he got right to signing autographs, posing for pictures and sharing pleasantries with the patrons of the luncheon.
By JAMES LACOMBE
Photo by Stuart Villanueva