Happy, happy 30th Anniversary to the Sullivan’s Advanced Auto Family.Over 300 people stopped by to help celebrate the milestone as well as enjoy some of David Welch’sFireCraft BBQ ribs, chicken, sausage and fixin’s. Tunes were provided by none other than our very own DJKdub, Mark Linabury. Debbie Wallerand Louria Millican as well as manned the popcorn and snowcone machines while the rest of the staff had a blast serving food and beverages. The Sullivan family – Danny Geralyn; Michael Sullivan, who drove in for the festivities from College Station; KellySullivan, accompanied by her Texas Tech roommate, Whitney Williams San Antonio; Jack Kelly, Geralyn’s debonair Dad; Mikeand Ida Sullivan, Danny’s adorable parents – greeted everyone, called out raffle winners (congratulations to Steveand Selina Shadd, grand prize winners!) and made sure everyone was having a great time. Kingwood Classic Cruisers displayed over 20 beauties for all to ooh over while Terri Stokesentertained the kids (and some adults) with face painting and balloon animals. Danny and Geralyn also proudly displayed the new addition to their facility – the mechanic shop, which allows them to deal with mechanical needs along with body work. Seen having a grand time were Dave Diane Jackson, Suzyand Carl Denney, Donand Cheryl McGeough, Randy Jan Koshnick, Joe Koshnick, Joeand Stephanie Marquard, Lynn Fieldsand her son, Josh Hughes, Jenna Armstrong, David Page Cherry their son Dylan, Sam Casey Sharade, Steve Katy Wierich, Judy Hayes, Judy Cox, Patti Tristan, Juanita Zavala, TamaraPaul,Tim Beth Lyman, Daveand Amanda Scott. Also present were Geralyn’s co-workers from the MOSAIC program at Humble ISD, Gina Jonesand Kandis Eagleton. Congratulations again to the Sullivan Family!
Speaking of Kandis Eagleton, a transitional specialist at the Cambridge School’s MOSAIC program for Humble ISD, she was recently the guest of honor at a surprise graduation ceremony planned and executed by Lone Star College Kingwood’s Dr. Claudine Simpson. Diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in November 2014, Eagleton persevered and completed all course work to earn a master of education degree in guidance and counseling from Angelo State University. Undergoing treatments, Eagleton was not able to participate in the graduation ceremony at ASU. In attendance at LSC’s Recital Hall were Dr. Brian J. May,ASU president; Dr. Don Topliff,ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs; Ron Hammonds,ASU Board of Regents; Dr. Katherine Persson,LSC-Kingwood president; Dr. Darrin Rankin, LSC-Kingwood vice president of student success; Tammey Harlan, Cambridge principal; and Roni Jo Frazier, MOSAIC team leader/transitional specialist. Congratulations, Kandis!
The Kingwood Park High School dance team, the Silver Stars, announced their officer lines for the 2015-2016 school year. Congratulations to the new military officers: Captain Reagan Graves, Captain Gracie Crawford, Lieutenant Colonel Avery Jones, Colonel Bailey Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel Logan Lancaster, Captain Victoria Soderman, Captain Courtney Knight; the social officers: President Shelby Schoettllin, Vice President Allee Bales, Secretary Carlee Sparks, Spirit Chairman Megan Carswell Academic Chairman Alyssa Knapschaeffer.
Kentucky Derby was the theme of the last Hi Neighbor Kingwood luncheon before the summer break and all the ladies came decked out in the most beautiful hats. The “Member of the Year” plaque, awarded to one member whose outstanding qualities and spirit of friendship, loyalty, and support contributed greatly to the success of the Club, was presented to a delighted Francesca Fowler.The May luncheon also celebrated the installation of the new club board members: President Debbie Campbell; 1st Vice President Judy Miles; 2nd Vice President Connie Shifferd; Secretary Kate McPike; Treasurer Karen Lombardo; Parliamentarien Sherran Domescik; and Social Director Patty Divine. Judy Miles, current treasurer, presented a $200 check to Christy Whittington, head librarian at Kingwood Library, in memory of Ethyl Bailey, a member who passed this year. Nancy Foisner, Parliamentaria, announced that the money will be used in Ethyl's name for books needed for the library. Seen being fashionable under their hats and enjoying the luncheon at the Kingwood Country Club were Kay Caffey, Carol Baggett, MinhChau Epley, Carolyn King, P.V. Fitzharris, Juanita Zavala, Linda Millan, Margret Ayers, Nedra Karp Margie Nicolai.
The first-ever Nathaniel Center Bar-B-Q Cook Off is scheduled for Aug. 15. There will be six competitive categories – Dessert, Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, Beans and an Open Meat category. The event will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project as well as the many charitable organizations funded by The Nathaniel Center. Sponsors are still needed and contestants are still being accepted so dust off your Nana’s peach cobbler recipe or plan on smoking some briskets and join in the fun!