Out and About...
- Written by Pam Dickson
Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! It was a perfect fall evening, as Keller Williams hosted their first Friday night concert at Kings Harbor. Everyone loved the 8 Seconds Band, and had a great time with their “moonlight picnics,” lawn chairs and drinks. Not only that, several hundred dollars were raised for FamilyTime to help them with shelter expenses incurred during Ike. Faces in the crowd: Mike and Kim Sullivan; Dan Huberty and sons (boys night out!); Charlie and Kyle Campbell; Linda Dalton; Susan Brown; Michael and Laura Clapp; Letitia Whipple; Teri Thompson; Yvonne Duncan; Vernon Reed; John and Deborah Stam; Debbie Vicary; Diana Heffner; Terry and Cheryl Johnson; Jeff and Stacey Williams; Richard and Len Leofsky; Tony and Cheryl Austin; and Judy Cox. Dining indoors at Raffa’s as the concert began: Larry and Connie Jaeger; Bill and Bobbie Wells; Stuart and Debbie Spears; and Bob and Alison Harrell, who were hosting former Kingwood residents Dale and Vickie Boren. Those of you who know the Borens, may know they moved from Kingwood to Connecticut, then to Europe, and now live “up the road” in Lufkin. Phil and Karen Boughton and Darrell Maney claimed to be “harbor hopping,” as they moved from Raffa’s to Chimichurri’s to the outdoors. The October breakfast meeting of the North Harris County Criminal Justice Association was held at Italiano’s in Humble, and as always the room was packed with a “who’s who” of community and law enforcement leaders, including: Humble Mayor Donnie McMannes; Humble City Manager Darrell Boeske; Humble Police Chief Gary Warman; Humble City Councilmen Allen Lee, Andy Curry, and Allan Steagall and wife Juanita; Chief Constable Woody Mitchell; Humble Area Chamber of Commerce president Mike Byers; Houston City Councilman Michael Sullivan; Harris County Tax Assessor candidate Diane Trautman; Planet Ford’s Kristi Williams and Humble Police Department’s Domingo Villarreal and Betty Hogan. This week’s featured event: Kingwood Women’s Club Holiday Market, of course! This is a wonderful venue for holiday shopping, samplings and tastings, good food, and seeing friends you may not have seen since last year’s market. Not only that, Kingwood Women’s Club is one of our area’s greatest philanthropic groups, supporting (with proceeds from this event) such great causes as: Project Mammogram; Feed My Lambs; Society of St. Stephen; FamilyTime; and many others. One of the “biggest scoops” about this year is that all the colors and decorations will be new and different, with classy looks of hot pink, lime green, turquoise and purple, thanks to Darryl Murchison Design and Events. Even if you are a traditional “red and green” Christmas person, you will love these decorations! More than half of this year’s 90 vendors are “first timers.” The preview shopping party ($25) is Monday, Oct. 27, from 7-9:30. It’s an all day affair Tuesday, Oct. 28, with general admission at the door just $7. If you want to shop all day and enjoy a delicious Carrabba’s lunch, it’s $25. Tickets are available from any member of Kingwood Women’s Club or at Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware in Kingwood and Atascocita Ace Hardware on Atascocita Road at Timber Forest. I’ll see you there at the Humble Civic Center! Last call for Memorial Hermann Northeast Medical Center “In the Pink of Health” luncheon. Call now to see if there is available seating remaining for this week’s event, Friday, Oct. 17 at Houston Airport Marriott Hotel: 281-540-7866. It was a “double celebration” in Raffa’s wine room as Kim Dixon hosted a birthday party for hubby Bailey, and great friends Jim and Pascale McIver visited from California for the wedding of son Richie to the lovely Holly Pavlick. Joining in the celebrations: Jim (Sr.) and Mary Lou McIver; Jay and Shahla McIver; Tim and Beth Lyman; Mike and Layna Netek; Curt and Donna Sellentin; Tony Raffa. One of the many “I Survived Ike” parties was held at the home of Bernie and Marguerite Tomasey, co-hosted by Mike and Sue Schmidt. There was a lot a good food and fellowship as friends gathered at this indoor/outdoor courtyard party, including: Ralph and Joan Imperato; Keith and Debbie Miller; Marc and Norma Phillips; Wade and Dee Bartlett; and Phil and Karen Boughton. Wine expert Bill Chenault hosted a wine tasting for members of Kingwood Wine Club (and everyone!) on the patio of Zammitti’s recently. Faces in the crowd: Dion and Suzie Johnson; Mike and Marianna Baker; Carl and Colene Joiner; J. T. and Millie Golden; Nedra Karp; Dyna Lok; Cherie Ledoux; Cherryl Young, Cheryl Johnson; Judith Anderson; Ted and Diana Price; Ed and Peggy Glazier; Owen and Mary Ruth Jones; Howard Pitman, and many more. More perfect fall/outdoor weather as Bark-tober Fest was recently held in Kingwood Town Center. Dryers Ice Cream folks were handing out free ice cream to the two-legged attendees and frozen doggie treats to the ones with four legs. No Bark-tober fest would be complete without a fashion show, a Frisbee competition, and of course, a kissing contest! You do want to know who won the kissing contest: first place went to Grover the Doberman; second to Cherryl Young’s Piper; third went to beautiful white Husky, Zelda. Those lucky dogs – one of the judges was gorgeous Gwendolyn Condeleo-Crawford. VCA Kingwood Animal Hospital provided micro chipping for the dogs, thanks to Drs. Zacek and Rodriguez. Other pet lovers having a great day: Dan and Janet Huberty with kids and dog Jake; Nate, Becca, and Renner Lindquist with Preston the Pug; Mariah Condeleo with German Shepherd Piper; Kathy Gobbi; Robert Sherlock; Natalie Freshour; Carlee and Cleo Lewis; Sue Schambaugh; Cheyenne Ledezma; Trish King and daughter Kiera; Jimmy, Lea, Cade, and Carsen Hartung Celebrity Scoop: Clay Walker, his wife, baby and nanny, checked into Homewood Suites last week. Clay was playing in a local celebrity golf tournament. I’ll see you out and about!